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Old 10-05-2016, 10:57 AM   #1
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Happy wife, happy life!

My wife and I absolutely love our A- frame. There was one problem for my wife when we dry camp, there wasn't a way for her to use her hair dryer! There were several ways I could have tackled this little inconvenience, but I decided to kill three birds with one stone. So I ran some directly from the battery(with an inline fuse), to the little panel I purchased. The panel had four holes where I could put different things, I chose a 12 volt plug( cigarette lighter), a dual USB port, a volt meter, and a switch to operate the entire bank of outlets. I did this so there would be no parasitic draw when it was turned off. I forgot to mention the wife's hair dryer is 12 volt and plugs into the cigarette lighter. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-05-2016, 12:08 PM   #2
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Nice.
I have been looking online to buy the same exact meter, plugs, & switch.
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Nice.
I have been looking online to buy the same exact meter, plugs, & switch.
You can choose the items you need from here.

https://powerwerx.com/panel-mounts
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Old 10-05-2016, 04:05 PM   #4
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I have been looking on EBay and can get many different configurations for under $20.
Here is one if you are interested.

1 Marine Bost Car RV Voltmeter Dual USB Port 12V Power Socket 4hole Panel Switch | eBay
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:04 AM   #5
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Iggy is right! However I got mine from amazon, you can even chose the color of the numbers on the volt meter to match the USB port light, I got blue and red. It also comes with the screws and the connectors shown in the pic iggy uploaded. Btw, you wouldn't have to run wires under the camper from the battery, you could tap into the radio supply, or the front porch light. I didn't do this because I ran 12 gauge wire from the battery, because I am also planning to install an inverter and I wanted a bigger gauge wire. Good luck


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Old 10-06-2016, 10:33 AM   #6
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Does the volt meter project light at night? Or can it be turned off?
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The way I have it wired, no. If the switch is on then yes it's lit along with the USB port. All or nothing switch


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Thanks for the information. Pretty cool setup.
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