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    Wall plug

    Any one install a wall plug in their jk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lopezchris1267 View Post
    Any one install a wall plug in their jk?

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    You mean like the one that's already built into the jk center console?


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    Not all of them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck79 View Post
    Not all of them.


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    That sucks.. had no clue, I use mine all the time.


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    For those of us without a Rubicon... Yes, it's not that hard to install an inverter. Here, I mounted mine under my DIY privacy cover in the rear. I have since upgraded to a 750Watt (1000 watt peak) inverter.

    To find the best one for your needs you need to do a little math to find the size you need, then work form there. You need the right sized wiring and the right fuse beside the battery to match your inverter. The stock cigarette outlet can only handle 10amps at 12v, barring losses, thats less than an amp at 120V.

    P=V*I, Watts = Volts X Current. My 750W inverter math goes, 750W/120V= 6.3Amps AC, but will draw 750W/12V= 63Amps DC. At full load, the engine should be running (and maybe revving) Since I ran about 20 Feet of wire, I need to use 4AWG size wire straight to the battery, and a 65Amp breaker to protect the wiring. Thats some heavy wiring for just 6 amps of AC power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrainWreck618 View Post
    That sucks.. had no clue, I use mine all the time.


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    I bet a bunch of people just went to their jeep to look for it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck79 View Post
    I bet a bunch of people just went to their jeep to look for it.


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    I didn't.


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    I bought a Rubi for the wall plug. Best $10k I ever spent.

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    They install the plug and inverter in other models. I have one in my 13 Sahara with a plug on the center console. I don't know the power rating but have only used a lap top charger with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frydaddy View Post
    For those of us without a Rubicon... Yes, it's not that hard to install an inverter. Here, I mounted mine under my DIY privacy cover in the rear. I have since upgraded to a 750Watt (1000 watt peak) inverter.

    To find the best one for your needs you need to do a little math to find the size you need, then work form there. You need the right sized wiring and the right fuse beside the battery to match your inverter. The stock cigarette outlet can only handle 10amps at 12v, barring losses, thats less than an amp at 120V.

    P=V*I, Watts = Volts X Current. My 750W inverter math goes, 750W/120V= 6.3Amps AC, but will draw 750W/12V= 63Amps DC. At full load, the engine should be running (and maybe revving) Since I ran about 20 Feet of wire, I need to use 4AWG size wire straight to the battery, and a 65Amp breaker to protect the wiring. Thats some heavy wiring for just 6 amps of AC power.

    g9QCdLO - Imgur.jpg

    A popular breaker type http://a.co/huP4P8c
    Wire sizing/distance chart http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/am...uge-d_730.html
    Typical Appliance load chart https://www.georgiapower.com/in-your...y/chart.cshtml
    Keep in mind that nothing is 100% efficient and power supplies/inverters are rated for the output power. So if it's 750w but only 80% efficient then it will take more DC power to convert to AC.

    750w/120v=6.25A output
    (750w/12v)/.8=78.125A

    Just need to verify the efficiency of the power supply and adjust accordingly.

    Also cheaper power supplies use modified sine waves and some equipment needs a pure sine wave to run properly.


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