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Old 05-28-2007, 07:03 PM   #1
Bill and Lisa
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12v appliances

Has anyone installed a 12v socket in the kitch to use for 12v appliances. We have a 12v crock pot and I know they make 12v coffee makers. We were amazed to find that there is no 12v outlet in the kitchen area (unless we haven't found it yet!) (just found the 12v, 110v and cable hookup in the basement this weekend

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Old 05-28-2007, 07:50 PM   #2
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How much power do these appliances draw ? I would guess you could get 12v power from one of the lights under the cabinet (in our unit) or the range hood. But I don't know if the wires going to the light or range hood would be heavy enough to run those kind of appliances. You'll have to check it out.

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Old 05-29-2007, 05:29 AM   #3
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12v appliances are extremely slow. We considered a 12v coffee maker in the boat...ended up using either shore power at the dock or 'cooking' it in the propane stove if on the water.
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:52 PM   #4
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Using 12 volt appliances to heat water and crock pot pull a lot of electricity. They are designed for 18 wheelers with huge batteries or use with the engine running or an RV on a shore power with a converter. You would drain your battery quickly with 12 volt appliances. You are better off with 120 volt appliances.
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Old 06-05-2007, 08:03 PM   #5
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I did install a 12v socket, near the slideout control switch on our 2955RL. Not for kitchen appliances, but to charge the cell phone. Ran a new 12 ga. circuit to a separate fuse in the fuse panel.
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:00 PM   #6
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Agree with the above poster about the 12V coffee pot. We bought one back a year ago, husband set up the coffee pot, it took 45 minutes to heat up water. It took us 20 minutes to head back and return the coffee pot
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Old 06-17-2007, 01:29 PM   #7
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Hi all..... first real post in this forum....

We just traded off our Coachman for our "NEW to Us" Montana, in our Coachman, I had run a pair of 08 guage wire from the Battery compartment to a place under the step leading up to the Bedroom, under that step was an 800 watt inverter, the inexpensive type that you can pick up at most Auto stores.. Wal-mart... and so on. I kept an extention cord under the stairs with it... I would run pretty much any thing I needed from that. Coffee pot, 110v light..Tv... and so on. This is not a replacement for 110 v shore power but a good source for those little things that require 110 v.
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Old 06-17-2007, 03:34 PM   #8
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I installed a "cigarette lighter" outlet in the wall near my outside 13V light switch and tapped into those lines. Did this so we could operate our portable 12V Fantastic Fan any time we want a little more circulation.

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