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OK, I’ve read the mod on how to make the rear outlet always on with the relay removal and jumper fix: http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6994

I’ve also read how to permanently install an inverter in the E by reading this golden oldie from E-Shen: http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3792

I need to do both of these mods because my E is now my mobile office. I’d like to use the removed relay that controls the rear outlet to protect the inverter.

Is there any way to move the relay to the empty slot available on auto transmission E’s and then wire the inverter to that? Any idea if that relay spot is protected by a fuse? That might also eliminate my need to do an inline fuse.

The reasons I ask are that I’m an electronic idiot, I have limited time to get this done and if I’m going to pop the glove box, I’d like to get all my wiring done at once.

Here’s the link to Rambler Dan’s relay diagrams I’m using to base all this on: http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=78673&postcount=14

BTW, I bought a 400w Black and Decker modified sine wave inverter.
 

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the relay that you are talking about using is not really enough to supply a lage amount of current like that a typical inverter draws. I would use a regular SPDT relay and get a relay socket to make it easier to wire like this one

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/12V-12-VOLT-30-40A-SPDT-RELAY-w-SOCKET-WIRE-HARNESS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ65Q3a12Q7c66Q3a2Q7c39Q3a1Q7c72Q3a1205Q7c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem33500cf0ebQQitemZ220386357483QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

wire 85 to a chassis ground, 86 to switched power ( i would go to the ignition harness and zip tie your relay there) which is black/yellow for true ignition, or white/red for accessory), pin 30 goes to your inverter power input, and 87 goes to white thru a 30 amp or smaller fuse depending on the needs of the inverter. 87a will not be used and the wire should be removed from the socket or capped off. this would be MUCH easier than trying to mess with the socket for the AT reverse behind the glovebox even is you have a manual, and they are not std size relays to try to use elsewhere.
 

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Thanks Yoda! I'm going to do the always on mod first, then the inverter. I'll go down to Frys and buy a relay with the specs you posted.
 
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