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Old 01-20-2015, 09:28 AM   #1
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External bat. conection

Anyone here have an external bat. connection?
I want to be able to connect my 12v air compressor and maybe other gadgets to bat. without pulling bat. box covers off when I want access.
As bats. are strapped down it gets to be a pain.
Was thinking of some type of easy connection that would be protected from weather.

Any ideas?
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:38 AM   #2
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Any of the marine grade sockets should work. Water and weatherproof.
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:04 AM   #3
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One of the first things I added to my TT. Put it inside front compartment. With wire maybe $10.
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I added the same marine Cigarette lighter socket and tucked it up near the jack post. Then found that GM sells a 7 way plug that has only the hot and grnd to a lighter socket. That's my new compressor plug in.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:26 PM   #5
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compressor has pos & neg clamps
cig socket won't do it1
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Old 01-20-2015, 04:15 PM   #6
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compressor has pos & neg clamps
cig socket won't do it1
no one?
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compressor has pos & neg clamps
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In that case I would hook it directly to the battery.
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Old 01-20-2015, 04:41 PM   #8
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With the accessory socket approach, you can easily add a plug to your compressor. Radio Shack has one that is fused for 10 amps and has screw down or quick connect terminals. If you want to keep the alligator clips you could just clip them onto the terminal. I have one that I use with my mobile ham radio.
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You can install these....

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With the accessory socket approach, you can easily add a plug to your compressor. Radio Shack has one that is fused for 10 amps and has screw down or quick connect terminals. If you want to keep the alligator clips you could just clip them onto the terminal. I have one that I use with my mobile ham radio.
Perfect! Thanks
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