Tapping into DC - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-15-2019, 11:18 AM   #1
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Tapping into DC

I have ordered a 12vdc cigarette lighter style electrical connector with outlets to charge phone/tablet devices and a DC battery monitor. I am going to install this in my 17 foot Casita. Will someone tell me the best location to tap pwer from the Casita electrical system? My initial thinking is to attach the negative and and positive leads to the input to the converter from the battery. Is there any issue with using this connection location?
(Electrically). The battery compartment is very tight and I would prefer to avoid adding anything to it.
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Tying into the coveter and fusing the feed would work fine.
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:56 AM   #3
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Not sure if it's relevant but on my Bigfoot I installed the 'cigarette lighter outlet' on the kick panel under the seat in the dinette. It doesn't get wet, it has a plastac cap so small fingers won't insert things in there and it's out of sight. Because I'm a little OCD anyway I changed out one of the 110V receptacles with one that included two USB plug ins. Works when I've got shore power.
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Any connection down stream of your battery but before it connects to anything else should work fine. In-line fuse recommended.
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