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Old 03-24-2013, 12:52 PM   #31
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When we got the camper the owner left us some things like an air pump and a cb radio and also he left us a cord that had a cigarette lighter socket (female) on one end that has a normal extension cord end (male) on the other end. He told us that if we ever needed more 12 volts that he had "split" (not sure how) the standard electrical wall outlet in the bedroom so that the bottom part of it was 12 volts and that my wife and I could plug that adapter into the wall outlet for 12 volts. I will take a picture of the adapter and email it to turbo so he can post it.
Sure hope you don't make a mistake and plug your 12v cord into a 110v outlet. Something is going to smoke. This sounds like a very dangerous thing to do, and believe me, it would never pass code.

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Old 03-24-2013, 01:06 PM   #32
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When we got the camper the owner left us some things like an air pump and a cb radio and also he left us a cord that had a cigarette lighter socket (female) on one end that has a normal extension cord end (male) on the other end. He told us that if we ever needed more 12 volts that he had "split" (not sure how) the standard electrical wall outlet in the bedroom so that the bottom part of it was 12 volts and that my wife and I could plug that adapter into the wall outlet for 12 volts. I will take a picture of the adapter and email it to turbo so he can post it.
Really really bad idea. Solution is to take these outlets apart, return them to 110v and move the 12 volt wire that is there to an adjacent 12 volt plug that you can install, if you want 12 volt at that location.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:55 PM   #33
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Solution is to take these outlets apart, return them to 110v and move the 12 volt wire that is there to an adjacent 12 volt plug that you can install, if you want 12 volt at that location.
X2. This 'special' adapter sounds like an accident waiting to happen.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:37 PM   #34
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Well I'd never heard of anything like this but the previous owner seemed to be quite knowledgeable - still trying to figure out the picture.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:41 PM   #35
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The previous owner was a hack. What he did should never be done. It is dangerous and could damage 12v as well as 120v items.
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The previous owner was a hack. What he did should never be done. It is dangerous and could damage 12v as well as 120v items.
C'mon tell us what you really think.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:18 PM   #37
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The previous owner was a hack. What he did should never be done. It is dangerous and could damage 12v as well as 120v items.
Agree,Now,(CUT THAT EX CORD HE MADE UP IN SMALL PCS>) and throw in trash!! Shame on a person (HACK) for doing that> Youroo!!
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