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I'm running a Game Cube off a power inverter. The power inverter is mounted unter the tray in the glove box. I don't like to keep the inverter on all the time because the fan is pretty loud. And it's a pain to access.
The power supply cable is running through the center console. It's 10 gauge wire.
I was wondering if anyone knows if I can add an in-line switch to the power cable and mount it inside the cubbie in the center console.
How "big" of a switch will I need? Will I need to add an inline fuse above the switch?

Thanks!

Aaron
 

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hmm... you will need switch that can handle the current/amp draw of the Game Cube. I dont have a game cube, but you should be able to look on the warning labels and find some information regarding that.

There are plenty of switches out there. Once you find out the power requirements for the Cube, you should have no problem finding a switch at a local electronics shop.
 

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I was thinking about the same thing before I bought my inverter but this ONE has a remote wire to turn the unit on. Of course there's constant power unless I flip the switch on the inverter. If I don't actually turn off the unit and the constant power is on, will this drain the battery or not?
 

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I think the inverter is supposed to shut off shortly after the car's ignition is off. The previous owner installed the one in mine, and I think it's wired to the ignition or fuse box, not directly to the battery - something I want to change.

I've searched all over the web, and haven't found anything on wiring a remote on/off switch inline with the power lead. A local car audio shop won't touch it because they didn't do the original install. They wanted to charge me $200 to rip everything out and reinstall. Part of me is considering it...
 

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I just figure it out, with my particular inverter it doesn't actually come ON until the the remote wire is TURNED ON regardless if the inverter switch in ON. (i hope :) )
 

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Same here. I wonder if it would be possible to put an inline switch on the remote wire???
 

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Same here. I wonder if it would be possible to put an inline switch on the remote wire???
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Yes it is. I hooked mine up to a REMOTE CONTROL switch to turn it ON/OFF.



My only problem at this point is to figure out how to have a remote to turn the PS2 on.
 
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