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Old 06-09-2018, 06:05 PM   #1
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Finding 12 volt DC Power in dash

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I'm adding a USB charging station on the dash of my Georgetown for my GPS and Tire Monitor screen. The station only puts out 2.1 amps at 5volts.

Well I was wondering if anyone has found a spare circuit from the fuse panel under dash that would be easy to tap into for this USB station.

I know I can go from the engine battery but thought maybe someone else found an extra circuit at the fuse panel that I can gain access easily.
Notice I said easily.

Here is a picture of the USB power station.
I picked it up at RVupgrades.com for $22
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Old 06-09-2018, 06:08 PM   #2
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Tap into the radio hot line. That way it will power off with the radio
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Old 06-09-2018, 06:33 PM   #3
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Tap into the radio hot line. That way it will power off with the radio
I was just looking at that fuse F16 which is a 20amp and feeds a lot.
Radio, Cigarette lighter, front power shade. Thanks but will still keep looking.

I see that the panel under the dash has empty locations for fuses
Anyone know if they are actually usable?
The reason I ask is because some don't have metal contacts in them.
I do not have the motorhome readily available now.
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I ran my wires straight to the battery. That way I have power 24/7 and don't have to worry about something going wrong after piggybacking onto something else's power supply.
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I ran my wires straight to the battery. That way I have power 24/7 and don't have to worry about something going wrong after piggybacking onto something else's power supply.
Thank you.
That seems to be the most reliable way to do it.
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My existing accessory socket has an inline fuse and is powered continuously (not dependent on ignition ON). I tapped (paralled) into that feed ahead of that fuse with an inline fuse (lower amp) for my added accessory socket. I run an oxygenator from the existing and TPMS from added.
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You can get these on Amazon. Allows connecting the original fuse and a separate one of the same or different capacity.

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You can get these on Amazon. Allows connecting the original fuse and a separate one of the same or different capacity.

Yes this is what I'm considering doing.
Just need to find a used fuse that is not over worked with amps.
I think the size of these fuses are ATC regular?
I don't have my rig close by so I don't remember the p[physical fuse size.
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