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So it does not supply enough power to hook up a PS3 as i found out today, but it does charge up my laptop... I just wish Hyndai would make it a tiny bit stronger in terms of wattage because 150w is kinda week nowadays.
 

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That's strange, I thought I saw someone with a xbox 360 connected and stuff. Weird... that the ps3 requires more current than the 360.
 

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Charged cell phones and camera batteries in mine.
 

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Is there any way to pump more power to use a PS3? I tried mine today too, and I got excited because I saw the red light turn on. However, when I press the power button, the PS3 just beeps and doesn't turn on to the green light.
 

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That's exactly what happened ..my guess would be an external outlet converter ..the stock one is plain weak lol
 

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I tested it out with my brand new slim ps3 and same thing happened. I was so bummed and definitely do not want to get a 360 haha
 

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I keep the Xbox in the car and use the ps3 inside. All I really use the Xbox for is forza Motorsports so it's nice driving the VT on the screen while sitting in a VT.
 

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150W isn't shabby but that does limit you to laptops and not much more.

Obviously any aftermarket inverter can give you more power but be careful not to overdraw your 12v power port rating.

In my experience the rear trunk/hatch outlets are less powerful due to the long cable run. Worst case scenario is that the built in safety fails power cable overheats and catches your carpet on fire and destroys the rear wiring loom - something to be avoided!
 

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Forgive my ignorance but wouldn't a bigger alternator provide enough power for the outlet? Or is there something else that limits output?
 

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I think it's the converter that is limiting power , probably in order not to train your battery when using when car is off
 

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I think it's the converter that is limiting power , probably in order not to train your battery when using when car is off
That's most likely it.

I'm going to run a 4 gauge positive from the battery to the back of the car for my Amp for the subwoofer anyway, so I'll just tap that into my 400 watt inverter.

The inverter has a fuse on it, and there's another fuse on the line I'm running to it, and then there's a fuse where it connect to the battery as well, so I think it'll trip one of the fuse before it "overdraw" and catch fire.
 

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Wow, 4 gauge ought to do it! That is a huge wire and you could probably run a welder off that. I've seen some flat wires that might be easier to run.

Like I said, worst case scenario is if something fails and the typically puny wire in the stock harness will be much more likely to glow when shorted.

Are you going to use an Optima battery?
 

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If you overload the outlet does it pop an fuse? Or is there some sort of electronic protection?
There should be a fuse on the Inverter. I know the one I got have a fuse on the inverter.

Yeah, 4 gauge is probably over kill, but it's what we have on hand at work... (I work for a utility company).

I saw the DIY on the AMP wire running on the passenger side firewall, and it look like it's big enough to fit it through.

Going to be pumping out some power back there :)
 
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