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Old 08-26-2012, 05:57 PM   #11
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How much current does the Coleman cooler draw? Does the AC adapter you show support that much current?

The adapter is definitely the way to go if you always have shore power. However, if the cooler draws less than 6 amps it should be no problem for your converter.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:10 PM   #12
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It pulls 4 amps. Using an external powersupply is not a problem, I am just looking for less to do when setting up, and it would be great to unplug the cooler from the truck, and just plug it into the camper in one shot.
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It sounds like you would prefer to use the 12V instead of the adapter. At a 4 amp draw you will have no problem letting the converter power it. Whether you add a 12V outlet wired to the converter or at the battery. Go for it. It will be just fine.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:01 PM   #14
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I fully understand. I would install an inline fuse at the battery and run a heavy gauge wire under the trailer belly to your desired location. Make sure to use a marine grade 12V outlet. I have thought about doing the samething.
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That's half the reason, it's a 5th wheel and the battery is EXACTLY where I keep the cooler, on the side of the camper right next to the entrance door. All I would need to do is poke a hole in the battery compartment door, install the receptacle and hook it up to the battery directly (with fuse of course). I put a receptacle in the bed of the truck so when we're traveling the cooler keeps running and that's worked out great. So I thought how convenient would it be to just move the cooler and plug it right in.

I think that I'll wire in a temporary receptacle to try it out. Sounds like the converter won't have an issue which was my main concern anyway.
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