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    Default 3-way 12v Powerblock

    I have a 08 Silverado and just ordered a Leer 122 Topper.. The dealer wants to charge me $89 to install this 3-way 12v Powerblock in the back.. How hard would it be for me to install? I have googled and googled to find some sort of How to guide.. but have failed.. maybe its been one of those days... anyone else install this?

    I want to make sure I dont have to worry about blowing fuses? For instance I have a ViAir 85P portable compressor and it takes a good solid 14.5AMP and I know we have a 15AMP in the cab.. so I want to avoid that at all possible..

    Any ideas..

    One last thing, I also ordered a K&N 77-3058KP Performance Intake Kit for my 4.8L.. was this a mistake.. and can a newb install this as well? And was it the best model for my truck?


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    WELCOME,

    its a good hour work to do it nice...so just pay the 89 and be done with it ...can you do it , sure..but like you said, if you pay him to do all , then if something goes wrong or you don't like what you see ...its HIS problem not yours !
    On the intake kit, you should be able to handle it easy...just take your time and follow the instructions !
    I don't know much about a 5.3 l but i say K&N is not bad at all, better then OEM anytime !
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    Welcome to the club Tucker.
    X2, if you have to ask if you can do the 3 way powerblock, then you should probably not try to do it yourself.
    The K&N is a great choice. I've had the one in my truck for 10 years & have used K&N for many applications before that. This IS something that you can do yourself. Very easy & straight foreward.
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    Are you going to put a Power inverter in there too? This way you can plug in a 120 volt product. If only 12 volt I have done plenty with some 8Ga wire and fuse's ran right to the Battery. If you are going to use a Inverter then see how many amps it can pull at surge. Most small ones are 300-600 watts But some people have done the 1200 watt ones if you do use 4 ga..and make sure you use the right fuse front and rear..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enkeiavalanche View Post
    Are you going to put a Power inverter in there too? This way you can plug in a 120 volt product. If only 12 volt I have done plenty with some 8Ga wire and fuse's ran right to the Battery. If you are going to use a Inverter then see how many amps it can pull at surge. Most small ones are 300-600 watts But some people have done the 1200 watt ones if you do use 4 ga..and make sure you use the right fuse front and rear..
    Your teasing me with that suggestion.. I wanna do just that but how? and what setup do you recommend? I did purchase the Duracell Powerpack 600HD.. which is pretty sweet.. guess I could use it.. but I would want something more permanent like what your suggesting.. so how would I pull it off..
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    Are you going to just plug that in to charge it in the back?
    Here are the specs to that.
    Product Features

    • Contains three three-pronged AC outlets (480-watt continuous / 600-watt peak) to power multiple devices, appliances and tools
    • Contains one DC outlet which can be used to both power devices and recharge the HD600 unit
    • Built-in 600-watt power inverter, 5-watt flashlight, overload/over-temperature protection and reverse polarity detection
    • Sealed, non-spillable 28 amp hour AGM battery and detachable alligator clamps for jump-starting cars (up to 8-cylinder); refer to users' manual for charging instructions
    • Built-in AM/FM radio and digital alarm clock

    If so I would go with 4 Ga wire From the Battery down into the frame then up to the area where you want the power. I would put a 40-60 Amp Maxi fuse at each end. Also some good wire loom around the wire and gromets where ever you go into the metal. at the back end use a good dist block then hook up your 12 volt rec to that and wire your inverter to it..

    ---------- Post added at 05:30 AM ---------- Previous post was at 05:24 AM ----------

    Found some more info.. It does draw .20 amps while off and still pluged in.... So maybe a on/off switch 40 amp rated (At Radio Shack) would be smart too...

    Duracell PowerPack 600 HD 600 Watt Inverter Specifications

    • AC output power (max. continuous): 480 W
    • AC output power (5 min): 600 W
    • AC output surge capacity (peak): 960 W
    • AC output voltage (nominal): 120 V
    • AC output frequency: 60 Hz
    • AC output waveform: Modified sine wave
    • Inverter no-load current: < 0.20 amps (battery drain with no load on inverter)
    • Inverter low-battery alarm: 11.0 V
    • Inverter low-battery shutdown: 10.5 V
    • Internal battery type: Sealed lead-acid, AGM
    • Internal battery capacity: 28 Ah, 280 CCA
    • Internal battery voltage: 12 Vdc (nominal)
    • DC power socket (circuit breaker): 12 A (automatic reset)
    • Unit dimensions (L x W x H): 14.0 x 9.0 x 12.0 inches (35.6 x 22.9 x 30.5 cm)
    • Unit weight: 25 lb (11.3 kg)
    • Warranty Twelve months
    • Operating temperature: 32 degrees F to 104 degrees F (0 degrees C to 40 Degrees C)
    • Storage temperature: 32 Degrees F to 86 Degrees F (0 Degrees C to 30 Degrees C)
    • Jump-start cables: 24 inches (610 mm), 4 AWG
    • Radio: AM 526 - 1606 kHz / FM 82 - 105 MHz
    • Flashlight: 5 W (replaceable)

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