Li-ion tools are too expensive. Problem solved. The Miata is now a mobile workstation. I have some *lowers voice* bigly plans for the little roadster over the next few weeks, and this will help immensely.
Tools were the main reason for the purchase, but not quite the ONLY reason. See, I have this dream. Drive up to the top of a beautiful mountain miles away from civilization, and people. Plug in half stack. Plug in pedal board. Plug in guitar. Play some metal until nightfall. I will be doing that this summer. One way or another. Shame I sold my half stack...
I was trying to decide if I should mount it in the trunk, cabin, or engine bay. I’m still unsure, but.... I remembered these sweet neodidlyum magnets I’d picked up off Amazon and decided to use those along with some 40# foam tape for mounting purposes. Now I can move the inverter wherever it needs to be. Oh and these magnets are insanely strong. One nickel sized round held my 20lb Dumbell. So with five of the magnets, wherever I put the inverter, it’s not going anywhere. It also doesn’t cut into usable trunk space currently, which is a huge plus.
The cables it came with seem much to thin (like 14 gauge) so I used jumper cables for testing purposes. Worked like a charm. I’m thinking I’ll just cut off the clamps on one end and attach ring terminals so the connection on the inverter side is more secure. Is this all sounding reasonable and safe?
Oh and I used more of those magical magnets and foam tape to secure my airbag cover. It will be nice to be able to drive in a spirited manor without the damn thing flying off. The stereo system is now 99% invisible, which was a major factor in the way I decided to set it all up. Yay!
I don’t feel like I’ve been a very good typical Miata owner lately with all of these “convenience” “comfort” and weight-adding mods lately. But, uh... Don’t worry. I’ll be making up for it very soon ;)