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Unread 05-13-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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best spot for new 12V power ports?

Hey everyone...

I'd like to run at least 2 new power ports for the cab of the jeep. The stock port is clearly from a time when it was meant as a cigarette lighter. I have a 5 speed, and the wire keeps getting knocked around and I broke two phone chargers recently just by going into first.

Two questions:

- what spot are you finding is best to run new ports to?

- and where are you tapping the power from? A new block at the battery/alternator? Or just splicing in to the old line?


Thanks a lot
keith

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Unread 05-13-2013, 12:58 PM   #2
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Depends on how fancy you want to get. You could just mount up a multiport adapter with and extension cord. I'm sure one out there comes with a bracket. Just route the cable where your shifter doesn't hit it.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
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Well I relocated my 12v outlet due to needing that area for winch controls but you can just run additional one to this area. Looks OEM!

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Unread 05-13-2013, 02:03 PM   #4
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Just consider where the things you want plugged in are going to be. If it's to charge cell phones etc, then you want it in the glove box or centre console for example. If it's for a GPS up on the windshield, then somewhere high as possible to minimise crap hanging across the dash...
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Unread 05-13-2013, 02:36 PM   #5
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id put one inside the center console my wifes car has one in there and its handy as heck lol.
i put an extra one in the rear by the back mount of the rollbar for a light while im fishing, pretty handy i plug my phone in there while im out too since the one is switched power.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 02:44 PM   #6
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You could also wire up an inverter.
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