I have been researching posts on how an inverter can be added to a Prius. Apparently, if I keep it below 1000w, I can use the 12v feed to the starter battery and not get involved with the main drive battery. I have several questions:
- has anyone here done this and what has your experience been?
- What sort of shop might do this kind of work (Toyota won’t)? Is this a regular mechanic, or a car stereo installer, or body shop?
- The work consists of attaching the inverter across the battery posts, with fuses, and running the 110v line into the passenger compartment. What sort of ballbark range should I consider reasonable for labor?
My application is multifold. First, it is just cool. Second, we go on alot of long trips and have my wife and daughter have more computer equipment plugged in than the cigarette lighter can handle, and third, I am doing some boatbuilding in a barn with no electricity and would like to run some lights and recharge the batteries for my cordless tools.