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Old 01-29-2024, 06:25 PM   #1
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For those of you having the Levelmate Pro +...

What good is having the built-in USB feature to power the Levelmate do? When backing into a site there is no power being supplied to my Usb wall receptacle due to the RV not being plugged in. Is there a way to power the Levelmate with 12 volts? What do you do when boondocking?
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Old 01-29-2024, 06:44 PM   #2
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If you don't have a battery powered USB outlet then you can add one. I didn't have one I wanted to use nearby where I mounted mine so I bought a small buck converter and used that

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JHH294R
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Old 01-29-2024, 10:51 PM   #3
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You could always use the internal battery of the LevelmatePRO +

See the feature comparison chart here: https://staging.logicbluetech.com/levelmatepro/

The USB cord probably charges that battery. I have the non-USB version and change the CR2032 once a year. I do turn it off after leveling, though.

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Old 01-30-2024, 01:11 AM   #4
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For those of you having the Levelmate Pro +...

What good is having the built-in USB feature to power the Levelmate do? When backing into a site there is no power being supplied to my Usb wall receptacle due to the RV not being plugged in. Is there a way to power the Levelmate with 12 volts? What do you do when boondocking?
The Pro+ can be used either with a CR2032 battery or the USB connection (that is wired into the 12VDC system of the trailer).

You have three options:
1. Forget the USB and use a CR2032 battery. When you get to the campsite just enter the trailer and turn the Pro+ on (switch on bottom) before you back in.

2. Find a convenient spot to mount the Pro+ with some 12VDC wiring close by and install a USB plug (something like this tapped into those 12VDC wires):
https://www.amazon.com/DAMAVO-YM1094...25&sr=8-6&th=1

3. Find that same convenient spot with close by 12VDC wiring and cut off the end of the USB cable and tap into those 12VDC wires as the user manual explains. (see pic of scan of user manual).

In either case leaving the Pro+ always switched on will draw power from the battery. I would think that you would want it switched off anyway when you are not actively using it.

It sounds like your USB port is one of those combined USB/110VAC outlets (like this? - https://www.amazon.com/ELEGRP-USB-4-...07JWD13D9?th=1 - - if so the USB is only powered when the AC outlet is powered. That isn't the Pro+'s problem.

I have the non-USB model and mounted it in the driver side propane tank compartment. When I'm ready to back in I just walk back and open the compartment, switch the levelmate on, back in and get level, then switch it off. I don't even have to enter the trailer. I don't find using the battery option any problem.
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Agree with the above posts about the battery being good enough. Full time and move every 5 to 14 days and have at least 20 months on the first battery. Cold and cool weather also.

Open my door and switch it on at the campsite, just mount it conveniently. I have forgotten to turn it off many times but the unit goes to sleep after a set time. At least on my Levelmate Pro it does. Actually have to turn it off and then back on to wake up.

Looks like some wake up on motion now? I don't think I would like that as it will be on for the entire trip while rolling down the road unless you shut it off.
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Looks like some wake up on motion now? I don't think I would like that as it will be on for the entire trip while rolling down the road unless you shut it off.
and that the point of powering via USB
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I added this to the area where I mounted my Levelmate Pro+ and just leave it turned on.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Thanks to all who responded.

Now I know how to make it work for my situation. I'm thinking about also mounting it in the propane department for ease of turning it on and off. Do you think the propane tank would block the bluetooth signal as it would be mounted behind it?
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I'm thinking about also mounting it in the propane department for ease of turning it on and off. Do you think the propane tank would block the bluetooth signal as it would be mounted behind it?
Mine works fine mounted in the propane compartment. The app on my phone picks it up when in the drivers seat with no problems.
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Thanks so much yukongold. You've given me confidence to procede.
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