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Power Inverter - 6 Volt to 12 Volt

 
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D2
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:59 am    Post subject: Power Inverter - 6 Volt to 12 Volt Reply with quote

I have a beautiful and all original '66 Sunroof Beetle and I would like to be able to use a Garmin GPS and to sometimes recharge my cellphone while on the road. I'm considering installing an inverter to go from 6 to 12 volts and a 12 volt power receptacle in the car. This is a link to an inverter I've seen on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/DIGITEN-Converter-Regulator-Waterproof-Module/dp/B019GY2FLW/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1477407815&sr=1-2&keywords=Power+Inverters+-+6+Volt+to+12+Volt

Has anyone had experience doing this sort of thing - good or bad
experience -
I'd appreciate any feedback. Thank you. D2
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like a reasonable way to go, as opposed to installing a 2nd 6v battery, and a battery isolator, and then running the 12v accessories off both batteries, and the 6v system off one (I did this back in the day with a 6 volt gas heater in a 12v car). For $30 it certainly worth a shot ....
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