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#1 OFFLINE   mmsstar

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 07:01 PM

As long as I had the center console torn apart to put in the ambient lighting I went ahead and I added the 110VAC inverter to my SE. I wasn't up to tearing everything apart to put it in the passenger side 3rd row factory location. I will provide details and photos upon request.

 

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Edited by mmsstar, 15 July 2015 - 06:25 AM.

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#2 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 07:14 PM

You're creating quite a custom Flex, nice!



#3 OFFLINE   robertlane

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 03:44 PM

As long as I had the center console torn apart to put in the ambient lighting I went ahead and I added the 110VAC inverter to my SE. I wasn't up to tearing everything apart to put it in the passenger side 3rd row factory location. I will provide details and photos upon request.

 

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Did you buy a factory kit or ?  Where did you tie it into?



#4 OFFLINE   mmsstar

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 07:11 PM

I bought a used inverter which came with the "Y" harness that connects the two plugs on the inverter to the car.

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From that I made two harnesses. I mounted the inverter under the floor of the center console storage cubby. I lost some of the space in the cupholder/storage drawer for the 2nd row, but I never sit back there any way. One harness goes to the 110 VAC plug in the stock location and the other goes to the SJB where I tapped the same fuses that would normally power the inverter.

 

I was concerned about heat. The factory location in the passenger side 3rd row panel has louvers to vent the inverter. One side of the inverter is a heat sink so I attached three 40 mm x 10 mm cooling fans to that side and wired them to the switched power that turns the inverter on.

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I lined the bottom plastic of the storage cubby with silver foil tape to help reflect heat so the storage cubby doesn't get hot. (pay no attention to the extra holes, measure once drill twice, lol)

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On the inside of the storage cubby I put down a piece of 1/8" plywood to add strength as well as more insulation.

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I then covered the plywood with black felt tape to finish it.

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Edited by mmsstar, 22 July 2015 - 07:35 PM.

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#5 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 03:58 PM

Great mod!  Ford ought to have one in there as OEM.


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#6 OFFLINE   robertlane

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 03:41 PM

Excellent write up indeed!  And yes, these should be standard in cars these days with the advent of tablets, etc.








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