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Old 05-05-2014, 06:26 AM   #1
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External accessible 12V outlet

I have a Coleman 12V cooler which I absolutely love. The cooler keeps things very nice with no ice and can be stood up to work like a refrigerator.



A while back I installed a 12V outlet in the bed of my truck. While traveling I plug the cooler in and it keeps things cool for my arrival. The plug is switched so only operates when the engine is running.

While camping I had replaced my 12V converter, which I purchased just for this, with a simple outlet installed in the battery compartment.


I simply unlock the compartment, plug in my cooler then shut the door. There's AMPLE space as to not damage the power cord and the converter powers the cooler with ease. No more separate 12V power supply and I have an easily accessible cooler / fridge.

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Old 05-05-2014, 08:34 AM   #3
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I have the area under my back seat of my F150 truck setup with an aux BLUE SEA Fuse Panel to run my radio units that are installed under the rear seat. I also have a 600WATT Inverter setup here as well. Sure is neat to have all of the power you need when the time comes...

For the past few years I have been carrying my 2KW Honda Generator secured to the tail gate corner of the truck bed under a locking hard plastic folding bed cover. This has also been a blessing for me for many of occasions. I also carry my B&D 40AMP portable VEC1093DBD battery charger and my 12VDC Portable tankless air compressor in my truck as well.

Have all kinds of PLAN Bs available to me when I need it.

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I like the way you think! I have a 600W inverter mounted in the center console of my F250, no generator but I agree, nice to have the power when you need it!
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Very nice. I did something similar on the other side of the my unit. I added an outlet within my refrigerator access panel. I use this 12 colt power point to run my 12 air compressor.
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