Most decent way to run your 115V essentials out of Prius Prime

Discussion in 'Prime Technical Discussion' started by Krzysiek_KTA, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. fuzzy1

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    Yes, the spinning machine's sine waveform should be clean. The 'garbage' part should refer to just their frequency and voltage.
     
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    There's a settings screen or something with a button at the bottom to turn it off.
     
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    some pics of much better and more efficient setup to connect 100W Inverter to Prime. it cost 35$ or so(Quick 175 premium Battery Cable Assembly REAL 2 Gauge AWG w lug/terminal/clamp | eBay) and pretty worth it.
    The thicker cables makes way much difference (less load on inverter), not mentioning the quick coupling convenience
    Hope some folks here will benefit from my posts.

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    So I just ordered an inverter. Seeing how hurricane season is here (and I'm in Florida), I'd like something to power my fridge, which is just around the corner from the garage. It should arrive tomorrow.

    One question (for now): Does the negative lead (from the inverter) go onto the negative terminal of the 12v battery, or should it go on a grounding area on the frame? The pics from Krzysiek_KTA show the battery, but someone else said to do it on the frame (white area with black stripes?). The manual also says to do that if the 12V needs to be jumped.

    Thanks! (and thanks to Krzysiek_KTA for this thread!)

    2020 Prius Prime.
     
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    If you use the frame or the second negative terminal slightly farther back from the battery (shown in Krzysiek_KTA's recent photos), the car can measure the current and control the DC-DC converter to supply the power. It might work on the actual negative terminal of the battery too, but it would be interesting to test and see if there is any difference in how the car behaves.

    Personally I'd go with the second negative terminal (the one that's not actually on the battery).
     
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    When operating: Twist your DC cables as much as is allowable without hurting anything....



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    Do you remember what lug size you ordered? 5/16 or 3/8? Mine is a Bestek 1000W inverter but it's in storage right now. Thanks!