Hey guys so I just got a Cobra 480 (400w) power inverter. Now I got this jewel b/c while reading through A Subie Newbie Tuning Guide (Nasioc), one of the first things it suggested was a power inverter. Now come this summer the wife and I will be moving a few hours away for grad school, but plan to frequently come home and I have been trying to get that car as road warrior ready as possible. Anyway, i had been thinking for sometime that an inverter wouldn't be a bad investment.
So thats the reasoning (Traveling as well as soon to be data-logging/tuning). And here is the question, would you guys advise mounting and running a direct power to this or just whipping it out as needed and letting it sit on the floor? I placed it in the car in a spot i thought would be real swell, I would run the wires right through the back of the console to the terminals, and it just seems like it would be a real clean install. Im just wondering if there are any aspects of this I'm not seeing. I looked around on here and Nasioc and while i read about tons of guys with inverters, i didn't see many with them 'mounted' and the guys that did mount theirs, had really fancy ways of just having a plug showing.
Sooo what do yall think, Mount it, or not?
Here is what im thinking:
The angle of that picture is a bit deceiving. There is at least a good 3-4 in from the bottom of that to the carpet.