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post #4 of Old 05-15-2011
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One word of caution. The wiring to these outlets typically are way underwired for anything but a cell phone charger. Using an inverter is / can be very dangerous both to your gear and your boat. If you look at the size of the wiring of the inverter, your source wiring should be as big or bigger depending on the length of the run. I have seen these sockets wired with some really tiny wires (18 ga). If you want a small inverter have it wired in with 12 ga or better depending on the run. Wire it through the boats breaker panel (ideally) and you can then switch it off with out digging into the shelf or cupboard where it is mounted, as these draw power even when doing nothing. Good luck.
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