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RMiksits 11-24-2010 11:00 PM

only 2 12V plugs. anybody add more?
If so where, and could you post pictures?

Im thinking about building a box and adding a few to the rear of my unlimited. maybe even a streamlight charger.

so lets see them!

PlatinumNiner 11-25-2010 01:50 AM

Why do you need so many ports lol?

09GRNJK 11-25-2010 12:27 PM

Because this is America... and if I can put 8 grab handles in my 2 Seater Jeep, you better believe I'll do it. :)

Charles 11-25-2010 12:38 PM

Just get one of those splitter things that plug into the dash. They are mad cheap yo. LENMAR SPP-04 Power Port" 4 Outlet DC Power Socket (LENMAR SPP04): Electronics

IndyJpr 11-25-2010 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by RMiksits (Post 10509678)
If so where, and could you post pictures?

I added a port to the speaker bar on the passenger side - we plug in two portable DVD players for the kids on long road trips (that's what the bungeed cords are):

PlatinumNiner 11-25-2010 06:39 PM

Yea so for no reason other than you can lol ok go for it. Just use a splitter but keep in mind your pulling off a 10 amp fuse. You can have 100 plugs but that doesnt mean you can run 100 things.

RMiksits 11-25-2010 07:41 PM

I was thinking more along the lines of in the cargo area. for things like flashlights, air pumps, possibly a cooler.

Id be pulling off a 30amp fuse (split by 2). I will build its own power source for the plugs.

PlatinumNiner 11-25-2010 07:43 PM

Go direct to the battery and run a 10-12 gauge wire back. Put a fuse at the battery.

RMiksits 11-27-2010 02:19 AM

theres a lot of conflicting information on the internet regarding wire size and amp capacity. I'm looking at adding 4 12v sockets to the cargo area. Each can pull 15 amps.

I was thinking about running 2 on the same set of wires and wiring them in parallel. will 12 gauge wire be sufficient?

When I install the 12V sockets I want the ability to run them at full power. Also looking like I will add 2 flashlights to the box Im building.

Just need to find 4 gauge wire to from the battery to the fuse block.

jm16 11-27-2010 02:46 PM

You could also do this

DANJEEPO8 11-27-2010 03:29 PM

nope. but, i put a 110v outlet in the back. if you're gonna do it, gitterdone!

PlatinumNiner 11-27-2010 05:21 PM

Because of the length id run 10 gauge to each pair of 15 amp sockets. You dont want to use heavier wire for all 4 because the bigger fuse will take to long to blow. 2 10 gauge wires each with a 30 amp fuse under the hood. If you plan to add a bunch of crap then run something bigger like the 4 gauge and add a 2nd fuse box in the back. Branch off the one big wire with seperately fused leads to whatever you want to drive. Of course you still need one big fuse under the hood.

ronjenx 11-27-2010 06:12 PM

The fuse in the front is sized to protect the wire that runs to the back, not whatever device you run on it.

If you want to have 4 15amp sockets in the back, run a wire big enough to safely handle 60amps over the distance required, and install a 60amp fuse or cb near the battery. Then, you can protect each socket lead with its own 15amp fuse.

I my case, I ran a #4 wire, and have it protected by a 60amp breaker. The breaker will pop well before the #4 wire heats up.

Where the #4 wire comes out in the cargo bay, I'll have a quick disconnect so I can plug in a compressor, or an inverter, or cooler, etc. Each item is protected by its own appropriately sized inline fuse.

PlatinumNiner 11-27-2010 06:49 PM

Breakers are ok but NEVER use a self resetting one. Manual only

ronjenx 11-27-2010 07:05 PM


Originally Posted by PlatinumNiner (Post 10521224)
Breakers are ok but NEVER use a self resetting one. Manual only

Never considered that an option. It would defeat the purpose of a breaker.

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