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installing 110 outlet-did search no luck

I am interested in installing a 110 plug in my jeep, and was wondering if anyone knew where there was a write up on this? I did a bunch of searches and was unable to find anything. I know someoneon here did this, and I really like the idea. Besides, my project list isn't quite long enough.

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Re: installing 110 outlet-did search no luck

youll need either an inverter, or an alternator with the regulator removed, and then run some wires to the outlet!

I think youll have to be pretty careful about isolating the 110V wires from the sheet metal and frame, and also any other Jeeps electric stuff to be safe.

Ive thought about doing this, and I wanted to use the self retracting extension cord like on some vacums ( you know spring loaded)

but a weather box outlet would be nice also

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Re: installing 110 outlet-did search no luck

Or you could be easy on yourself and buy a power converter. Most hardware stores sell them, I know I've seen them at Home Depot, and they aren't that expensive. I have it on my xmas list.
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Re: installing 110 outlet-did search no luck

Look up a company called Tripp-Lite. We used to use their inverter at work. They make several good, tough, inexpensive models.
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Re: installing 110 outlet-did search no luck

I got a piece of angle iron. cut a square hole in it and mounted it to the underside of the dash. I got a plug from an electronics store that snaps into the hole. I mounted my inverter under the dash behind the glove box and wired it up. I also put a red lighted switch next to it to power it on and off. Here is a pic.


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Re: installing 110 outlet-did search no luck

That's sharp. Are power converters weather-proof enough to handle a bikini clad jeep, even when they are tucked up out of the way like yours? I just wonder about fog and dust etc. I might put one in mine so I can run a margarita blender at the end of the trail. Although I still want to run a blender off of my OBA system! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: installing 110 outlet-did search no luck

They're pretty tough - we've got Koehlers and TrippLites on our rigs at work, and they take all sorts of abuse. Some are sealed units mounted behind the pump panels and get drowned on a regular basis. Add the water to a healthy dose of Sonoran "sub atomic particle" dust, and they still work, so a Jeep shouldn't be any problem.
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Re: installing 110 outlet-did search no luck

Be sure to get the most powerfull one. Cheap ones are rated ~140W Max and is not enought for a blender.
As long as it doesn't see direct water, it is safe.
It is great for camping, boiling water for cafee, even a slow cooker, 110V light source for short time, for my laptop and so on. I use it all the time and it comes handy.
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