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Old 10-12-2014, 06:16 PM   #1
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Converting 12v Light is it possible?

I am thinking about converting 1 of the 12v lights in the master bedroom area to a cigarette lighter plug. The device I want to plug in is rated at 2.1 amps on 120 and 5 amps on 12v (does that make sense?) I want to make sure I am reading the power supply correctly.

My questions is will I be able to pull 5amps on the 12v light circuit?

I know most of the 12v circuits have 15 amps fuses but that does not mean 1 device is able to pull 5amps or 1/3 of that circuit load.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:49 PM   #2
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OK I'm kind of lost does this device work on 12 volts DC or are you talking about a plug in device that has an external power supply? If it is a DC device drawing 5 amps yes it will work fine in place of the lamp. Each lamp draws about 2 amps so you could still use a few at the same time
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:25 PM   #3
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It can work on 12v DC and pull 5 AMPS max. - So you answered my question. Thank you. I was concerned about the wiring possibly being too thin of a gauge to pull the full 5 AMPS safely.
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Old 10-13-2014, 04:10 PM   #4
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Sunline was generous with the wire it is a #12 so you'll have no problem.
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So, did you install a cig lighter plug in place of your 12v light in the bedroom? Great idea for charging electronics while "off the shore power". photos?
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On my SOB, in the bedroom over the bed 12 Volt lights, I ran a wire down to a shelve on each side, put a power connection so that we both can charge up whatever we need to. In the livingroom, I put a couple power connection around the room so that we charge up what we need to. We do alot of boondocking so it make it real nice. Chuck and Terry
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Thanks, I too do a lot of boon docking, heading to Quartzite and So California for a few weeks of boon docking at the end of this snowstorm.
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