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Unread 04-02-2014, 04:12 PM   #16
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I added a fuse panel and a switched power outlet using a relay and chronicled it here: http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB...p?f=45&t=72386
You can use as much or as little of my setup as you want, but there are a few tips in there about wiring this kind of thing. The fuse you can move to make your stock power outlet on all the time or only with the key is also described in this thread.
thank you very much for the link! i have one more question, how do i alter the fuse so that its not a hot source but a switched source? this would be on the stock oem 12v accessory

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Unread 04-02-2014, 06:00 PM   #17
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The 20 Amp M7 fuse in the KK's main fuse box is for the Jeep's OEM power outlet. It has 2 positions, one that allows the power outlet to be hot all the time, and the other to send power only when the key is in the ACC or ON position.
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Unread 04-02-2014, 06:21 PM   #18
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The 20 Amp M7 fuse in the KK's main fuse box is for the Jeep's OEM power outlet. It has 2 positions, one that allows the power outlet to be hot all the time, and the other to send power only when the key is in the ACC or ON position.
Good to know - and what is the default setting?
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Unread 04-02-2014, 06:52 PM   #19
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The 20 Amp M7 fuse in the KK's main fuse box is for the Jeep's OEM power outlet. It has 2 positions, one that allows the power outlet to be hot all the time, and the other to send power only when the key is in the ACC or ON position.
How do u change the positions? Do you just rotate the m7 180 degrees?
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Unread 04-02-2014, 07:29 PM   #20
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There are three holes but the fuse has only two pins. Just move the fuse sideways to change the functionality. I don't know what the default was, but I currently have mine on ACC power, because sometimes I leave my electronics plugged into the power outlet and I don't want them to drain the battery while the Jeep is off.

Here is a photo I found on another JeepForum post:
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Unread 04-02-2014, 09:12 PM   #21
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There are three holes but the fuse has only two pins. Just move the fuse sideways to change the functionality. I don't know what the default was, but I currently have mine on ACC power, because sometimes I leave my electronics plugged into the power outlet and I don't want them to drain the battery while the Jeep is off.

Here is a photo I found on another JeepForum post:
thank you very much! issue solved, i am now running a low output voltmeter gauge off of my 12v accessory socket with a switched circuit
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Unread 04-02-2014, 10:35 PM   #22
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I would never splice into ANYTHING. Years of working on boats, cars, and computers has taught me this.

The tiny, bare-minimum, wiring the OEM companies such as CDJ use on their vehicles is ONLY rated for the output of that one device it's going to. Putting two 12v acc inputs in one OEM line is asking for trouble even though 'it may work' for some.

I would add a new fuse box to your jeep for all additional accessories. ESPECIALLY if you want to run a 12v ACC input that will be running a converter with plugs on it to run generators and TV's, etc.

Such as this:

You did a nice job with that!
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