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The Install Bay Introduces Power Inverters, Speaker Baffles, Switch Panel Mounts and More

Posted on: Nov 1, 2018 10:20:00 AM


             SEMA Show 2018 New Product Rollout

Holly Hill, FL – November, 2018 – The Install Bay® by Metra Electronics®  is expanding their extensive line of installation hardware with new solutions debuting at the 2018 SEMA Show. Power inverters, speaker baffles, a modular ATC fuse block, switch panels, waterproof connectors terminal/connector kits, and other accessories will soon be available for Metra Dealers. “We continue to support our customers by being their one-stop-shop for reliable and cost-effective products, manufactured by a company with more than 70 years of history in the aftermarket automotive accessories industry. From car audio systems to van conversions, RVs, powersports and motorsports, our essential hardware solutions can be found in most of the professional installation bays, hence our brand name,” says Joel Bransdorfer, Director of Product Development for The Install Bay.
PowerMX PMX Series Pure Sine Wave Inverters
The PMX series inverts 12VDC to AC, meets 120V AC electronic appliance safety operating standard and can be used to power most electronic appliances or equipment. These inverters provide a high-efficiency output, powerful starting capability, digital control and pure sine wave output. Safety features include DC voltage detection, high/low voltage alarm and protection, overload and short circuit protection, and auto-reset. The inverters have aluminum housing and will shut down if the internal temperature gets too hot, automatically resetting after the unit cools down. Part numbers PMX-1000W, PMX-2000W and PMX-3000W will be available in 1000, 2000 and 3000 watt options, respectively.
Silicone Speaker Baffle Kits
Enhance speaker performance with new foldable silicone speaker baffles, designed to improve the directional flow of sound by focusing it out of the door panel and into the cabin. The durable silicone material seals the speaker against the interior panel and adds waterproof protection that can withstand harsh environments and extend speaker lifespan. The included egg foam goes behind the speaker to improve sound performance by preventing sound bounce back.
Product Specifications:
     Foldable front ring guides sound into the vehicle cable
     Rear foldable ring fits different door depths and speaker heights, without the need for trimming
     Offers a better seal and improved sound performance
     Includes egg foam and 2 speaker baffles (retail 10-pack kits also available for 6.5” and 6x9” sizes)
     Packaged for retail display
Part Number and Title:
IBSBF65: 6.5” Kit with 2 Silicone Speaker Baffles
IBSBF65-B for 10-pack retail kit / 20 baffles
IBSBF525: 5.25” Kit with 2 Silicone Speaker Baffles
IBSBF69 6X9” Kit with 2 Silicone Speaker Baffles
IBSBF69-B for 10-pack retail kit / 20 baffles
Switch Panel Mounts
A 6-position rocker switch panel and 6 new switches that work with Heise LED Lighting Systems®, Metra PowerSports® and Metra Marine® products are being introduced to The Install Bay product line. The switches all feature short circuit, overload and reverse polarity protection with a CE Certified 12-24 volt range output. The 6-position rocker rubber switch panel (IBSP6) has waterproof seals and a waterproof, anti-corrosion design. Additional features vary for each model.
Modular ATC/ATM Fuse Block - Exclusive to Metra Electronics
The ATMFP is a unique ATC/ATM fuse block with a patented modular design, ideal for marine and automotive vehicle electrical systems. One fuse block serves as an in-line fuse holder that with jumpers can be used to create any distribution block, fused distribution block or power/ground block desired. This unique and exclusive design eliminates complex fuse blocks and heavy stock items, replacing them with one small part.
Product Specifications:
     Max amperage: 40A per circuit
     Max voltage: 32V DC
     Mounting: #8 Screw (M4)
     Fuses any ATC - ATM fuses
Terminal / Connector and Assorted Fuse Kits
New assorted terminals and connectors in a retail storage kit will be available in a 150-piece (IBK-150), 175-piece (IBK-175), and 300-piece (IBK-300) kit. An assorted heat shrink terminal/connector 120-piece kit (IBK-HS120) and 300-piece nylon assorted terminal/connector kit (IBK-N300) will also be offered. New assortment kits will also be available for ATMLP fuses and ATC fuses in a clear retail storage kit.
Additional installation accessories include 12, 16 and 18 gauge waterproof connectors with 2 conductor plug-in connectors. Visit for additional information and see all of the new products at SEMA in the Metra Electronics main booth 11629 (North Hall) and with their off-road, truck and powersports accessories at booth 37011 in the South Hall Upper Level.

About Metra Electronics®
At Metra, 12 volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make more dash kits for the most vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at or call 800.221-0932.