Inverter hookup.

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by oz in SC, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. oz in SC

    oz in SC Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2002
    SC and soon to be NC
    I bought a 1000 watt inverter and ASSumed it came with cables that simply clipped to the battery of the truck,of course I ASSumed wrong. :rolleyes:

    So I went and had two 4' long welding cables made with ring terminals on both ends.

    This should be fine to use shouldn't it?

    We aren't planning to power our ome,just a few little items.

    This is the inverter I bought:

  2. WisJim

    WisJim Well-Known Member Supporter

    Jan 13, 2004
    I see that they recommend at least a #2 cable less than 5 feet long, so if yours are at least #2 gauge copper, you should be okay. As long as the ring terminals are the proper size to fit the studs on the inverter, they should be okay. How are you fastening the ring terminals to the truck battery? Since the inverter has a peak rating of 2000 watts, it could draw at least 175 to 200 amps momentarily when putting out 2000 watts, and you want to make sure you connections can handle that load,