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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:44 pm

Very Nice!

Did you run an additional power line for your stereo system?

I have a 4GA cable for my 1000 Watt system.
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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:27 pm

The battery power to the rear sub amplifier is right there behind the glove box on it route to the rear, so I just clamp-spliced a feed to the power inverter right there. Ground just uses the passenger seat mount bolt. I'm just about fully moved in to the car, now that the radar detector is installed now, too.
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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:45 pm

Do you use the stereo and the inverter at the sane time?
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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:35 pm

RePo wrote:The battery power to the rear sub amplifier is right there behind the glove box on it route to the rear, so I just clamp-spliced a feed to the power inverter right there. Ground just uses the passenger seat mount bolt. I'm just about fully moved in to the car, now that the radar detector is installed now, too.
That subwoofer isn't very big. What does it draw?
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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:10 pm

It's just a 500watt amp bridged into a 10" sub. So, it's rated draw is only about 30 amps at peak output. It was just a consolation install to round out the factory stereo that will never be upgradable.
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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:24 pm

Lasareath wrote:Do you use the stereo and the inverter at the sane time?
Sure, but when the inverter is really loaded to run the house fridge and TV during a power outage, there's no one in the car and all the accessories are powered off to dedicate all the juice to the house. When driving around, the power inverter won't power much more than a laptop or kids tablet that they never charge.
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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:27 pm

GetOffYourGas wrote:
JeremyW wrote:I would strongly recommend against soldering. The only thing that is going to properly heat a connector and heavy gauge wire up hot enough would be a blow torch. Crimping like KillaWhat did is the way to go!
A solder pot works too, if you have access to one.
I like solder pots (map gas) AND crimping ... and redundancy ... and redundancy
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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:15 pm

RePo,

Did the Inverter come with the Remote On/Off Lead ?

I like the Idea of having one of these units but I think I'd rather hide it away either in the trunk or Motor compartment and then wire up the Remote switch and turn it on when I need it.

I can extend those Receptacles and USB port to where I need them all over the LEAF.
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RePo wrote:Back to the original topic, I finally took a picture of my "Leaf to Home"- 1500 watt power inverter permanently installed inside the car.
6 ga wire feed directly from the 12v battery. When left in "ready to drive", the built in inverter can supply up to 135 amps to the 12v system, which is more than the draw from this 120v inverter under full load.

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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:57 pm

Lasareath wrote:RePo,

Did the Inverter come with the Remote On/Off Lead ?
No, I ordered it without the remote on/off for a few dollars less. I didn't need it given my plan to mount it in easy reach on the center console. Even if I was going to hide it, I still don't know where that would be.
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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:38 pm

I really like that mounting job, makes me want to do the same thing, but these inverters are so damn expensive (at least the sine-wave units).

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