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flharleycop 06-01-2013 10:02 AM

Power Inverter on JKU Sport question
 
Have any of you added the power inverter on the console of a sport like the Rubicon has? If so are the power points already there and did you just buy the part and plug it in? I would like to do this if its just a plug and play part. I have an inverter now but it is stays in the rear Id like a clean look one up front.

Thanks

flharleycop 06-01-2013 07:44 PM

anyone?

PecosRiver 06-01-2013 07:46 PM

While I have no first hand knowledge of this, I believe I read somewhere that the power port is only available if you have the heated seats. I'm guessing that they both have a serious power draw and share the same circuit.

mattdaddy71 06-01-2013 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by PecosRiver (Post 3815633)
While I have no first hand knowledge of this, I believe I read somewhere that the power port is only available if you have the heated seats. I'm guessing that they both have a serious power draw and share the same circuit.

My '13 JKU Sahara has the inverter, but I don't have heated seats

Z-TJ 06-01-2013 08:56 PM

Comes with Conectivety Group

Bigbeard26 06-01-2013 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by flharleycop (Post 3814257)
Have any of you added the power inverter on the console of a sport like the Rubicon has? If so are the power points already there and did you just buy the part and plug it in? I would like to do this if its just a plug and play part. I have an inverter now but it is stays in the rear Id like a clean look one up front.

Thanks

What year mod?I have a 2011 with the inverter in the console,I have heated seats and mirrors.One thing I would suggest adding to your jk is a Banks ram air cold air intake.It makes it sound mean and increases horse power and gas mileage

jwilson2598 06-01-2013 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Z-TJ (Post 3815821)
Comes with Conectivety Group

This is not correct. The inverter is only standard on Sahara and Rubicon models, as a well as a couple especial editions that came with it. It's not ties in any way to Connectivity or other options.

flharleycop 06-01-2013 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigbeard26 (Post 3815845)
What year mod?I have a 2011 with the inverter in the console,I have heated seats and mirrors.One thing I would suggest adding to your jk is a Banks ram air cold air intake.It makes it sound mean and increases horse power and gas mileage

Really I have only read that those things really didnít add much HP or MPG gains in other vehicles. How well did it live in up the JKU?

panthermark 06-02-2013 09:50 AM

115V outlets are standard on the Sahara and Rubi models (and thus the special edition vehicles that start from those models like the Arctic, Altitude, COD, Moab, 10A, ect)...

However, it was, and is, available on a couple of Sport models, and it does seem to be attached to heated seats.

During the middle of the 2012 model year, Jeep offered Katzkin leather as a factory installed option on all three models. When a Sport was equipped with factory Katzkins, it automatically included heated seats and the 115V outlet.

For the 2013 Freedom Edition (which is based on a Sport), partial leather seats became a standard, and heated seats became an option. When you include heated seats on a 2013 Freedom Edition, that also includes the 115V converter.

So basically, all Sahara's and Rubi's have it, regardless of leather or heated seats. But if you manage to get one on a Sport, they are usually attached to heated seats with leather of some sort, which is rare to find on a factory Sport.

T.Smith 02-25-2016 03:30 PM

A lot of information experts, speculators, myth believers and but no solution. What is the point of replying to the post if you have no solution? The questions were very direct. Post clutter is completely unnecessary and it makes a person feel dumber for reading all of the bullsh*t.

How about a wiring diagram and links to parts? That would make too much sense, no?

Johnnyp26 02-25-2016 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by T.Smith (Post 24299625)
A lot of information experts, speculators, myth believers and but no solution. What is the point of replying to the post if you have no solution? The questions were very direct. Post clutter is completely unnecessary and it makes a person feel dumber for reading all of the bullsh*t.

How about a wiring diagram and links to parts? That would make too much sense, no?

Strong 12th post and bump of an almost 3 year old thread. Welcome to the forum and it appears the question was answered quite clearly.

schirmyver 02-25-2016 03:54 PM

While you want a clean look, also keep in mind that the factory inverter is only rated to 150W, so it really is not that useful for anything more than charging a cellphone or laptop. If I was doing it myself I would try to find a larger unit with some panel mount AC outlet and just fabricate it myself, mounting the inverter under a seat so it gets airflow. The factory parts are going to be expensive and you can probably do better aftermarket.

Here is a socket: http://www.amazon.com/Panel-Mount-Ou.../dp/B008X0WM5U

Here is a nice 300W inverter: http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-PV3.../dp/B0000AI0OF

I have had good luck with Tripp-lite products before, but no experience with this specific model. You could go higher as well. I would just be sure to use a relay with a switch so you can turn the supplied 12V off when not it use as it could drain your battery. In fact I would use an accessory controlled 12V to drive the relay so it could not be left on when the vehicle is turned off.

EDIT:
@Johnnyp26 - Yeah I did not even notice this thread and the last response besides T.Smith was over two year ago. Hopefully someone finds my response more useful than T.Smith's response.

jkudave 02-25-2016 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Johnnyp26 (Post 24299833)
Strong 12th post and bump of an almost 3 year old thread. Welcome to the forum and it appears the question was answered quite clearly.

Seems to be allot of this going on today.


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