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Old 12-01-2017, 10:17 PM   #1
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12V power ............

Another question: has anyone added a 12V power jack to their camper? I would like to have a jack that I could plug in a TV or DVD player or other 12V item into.

Has anyone else done something like this? How complicated is it if you have? Pics if you have them would be very much apprfeciated.

One of the main reasons we bought the A122S is for the self contained aspect. A lot of the time we won't be plugged in so anything we can do to enhance the 12V aspect. I am in the process of getting my solar ready. We want to be able to always camp in the spaces that nobody else wants
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:12 PM   #2
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something like this may work usually seen on tow trucks to connect jumper cables without having to lift hood to clamp to battery.

http://www.wiringproducts.com/high-p...-amp-grey.html
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:18 PM   #3
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What? He wants to run a tv, not a winch.

https://i.imgur.com/RYdw4Ut.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RkUg6iO.jpg

I tapped into the booster wire. It was 12ga and fused at 15A and was only running the booster.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:24 PM   #4
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I forgot the smily.

A cigarette lighter plug will do the job for a 12v tv
If he plugs an inverter to the batteries then the heavy connector might be an option.

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Old 12-02-2017, 02:55 AM   #5
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I used the power for the porch light. Libs the outlet and volt meter. I made my own harness by just wiring each terminal to each other. I added an in line fuse and it works well.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:20 AM   #6
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"We want to be able to always camp in the spaces that nobody else wants "

That's easy , for solar to work you need to be out away from trees in direct sunshine.

Car cigar lighter plugs and sockets are nor useful to carry much current , especially if they are outside in the rain.

The best long term 12v solution is a box with 15A -240V socket and a similar 240v plug.

These look almost like the std 120v we all know , but one terminal is 90 deg so it wont fit a 120V socket and a 120V plug can not be put into a 240 socket.

At any home box store , take a look.

These are capable of handling 12V current very well and their" self wiping" contacts stay clean for full voltage.

This concept is used in off grid homes where the use of DC is common and there is NO 240v AC used in the home , so there are no mistakes.
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:25 AM   #7
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I used the power for the porch light. Libs the outlet and volt meter. I made my own harness by just wiring each terminal to each other. I added an in line fuse and it works well.
How hard is it to find those wires? do they possibly show up once the microwave is out?
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Old 12-02-2017, 12:43 PM   #8
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remove the fire extinguisher holder....and the wiring is right there.
I pulled the 12volt from there...and hole sawed into wall underneath the stereo..Put a simple 12 receptical....
it's used for my cpac...and create a breeze fan.

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Old 12-02-2017, 12:53 PM   #9
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I added a USB charging station to my TT and added it to an unused fuse socket on my converter. I was able to run the wire through the utility/storage areas to the place I wanted to add the USB port. It was easier to do it this way than to try to tap into existing wiring and having to calculate if there was enough capacity left on the circuit.
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Old 12-02-2017, 02:08 PM   #10
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Iíve added both 12v plugs and dedicated 120v inverter plugs. Threads with pics are here someplace.
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