Originally Posted by Ken-55
By chance, does it get 12v from the cigarette lighter socket?? . . . I couldn't get anything close to 400 watts out of mine because the internal wiring to the cigarette lighter socket was so tiny.
Yes, exactly. Last year I changed the wires to 12 gauge, 2 feet long to the lighter socket, helped some but not a lot.
I finished my install today. The 400 went under the firdge access door outside, wired to the fridges 12 volt terminal strip, plugged the icemaker into it, it works great, now we got ice on the road with the fridhe on gas!
The front took some time, but I got it done and it works great for what I need. I can run the TV and DVD or video game, laptop, probably other low draw entertainment type stuff, without a problem.
I used 13 feet of 8 gauge, grounded to the frame with a bolt nut and star washer, pos I connected to the power center lug feeding starter power to the genset, it is hot only with the house disconnect is on.