Powering Home Electronics Using a Car Battery?????
I have seen some folks at tailgates that use regular car batteries to run a TV and Sat receiver. We have been doing so with a generator for about 3 years now, but this year I want to try something different. How would I go about using a car battery to accomplish this? I am guessing I would have to get an inverter and do it that way, but the battery will eventually die down and I have no way to recharge it unless I keep switching out one battery from the car with the one powering the equipment. is there any other way to do this?
I've got a crappy inverter, only 140watts(but free). I have the inverter mounted under the hood. It's powered remotely by a switch on my dash. I've got wires running from the inverter to an outlet on a lower section of my dash(below where the old speakers were, it's black). When I get a better inverter I'm going to run romex wires and I'm going to put a second outlet(outdoor style with waterproof cover/seal) at the back of the bed. Here are the pics. Oh yeah, don't mind the cable ties holding the inverter. It's just a temp. setup until I get a better inverter.
Last edited by OneTrickToy; 08-31-2004 at 07:58 PM.
in our quad trailer weve got a sweet setup. Me and my dad built a bathroom in it and put lights in and stuff. To power it we use a 2500 watt inverter hooked up to 6 golf cart batteries. We used the golf cat ones because they are deep cycle and last a long time. The batteries are only 6 volt though so you have to hook 2 up in series and then hook them to the next series in parrellel. Anyways it works good and the batteries are charged by my dads truck when we are pulling it.