Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-25-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
nylyon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast, NY
Posts: 960
Outside 12v outlet

I am thinking of adding a 12v outlet to the outside of the camper to run my Coleman electric cooler. Before I do, does anyone know if the converter can handle the constant draw?
__________________

__________________
Karl - Southeast, NY
2011 Jayco Super Lite 30.5 BHLT
2003 Ford F250 Lariat 6.0 PowerStroke Turbo Diesel My mods Bathroom Door Water Filter TV mount Cork Board
Streamline your A/C
nylyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 08:54 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Jayco 228's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Posts: 267
We have one inside our 228 beside the stereo. I use it all the time to charge my iPod and Bluetooth fm transmitter with no problems. The only thing you would be up against is the draw on your batteries.
__________________

__________________
Jeff
2012 Toyota 4-Runner SR5
2012 Jayco Jay Feather Ultra Lite 228

Jayco 228 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 09:14 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,236
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayco 228 View Post
The only thing you would be up against is the draw on your batteries.
Not quite. All of the 12 volt items in the trailer draw from the converter when you are plugged into shore power. Lights, fans, water pump, furnace, refrigerator, detectors, etc.
__________________
No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D

Tracy from Central PA

2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
2004 Ford Explorer V8 with the tow package
2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
2013 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 66 Nights
tlhdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 09:15 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,236
Why not get the AC adapter and plug it in that way?
__________________
No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D

Tracy from Central PA

2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
2004 Ford Explorer V8 with the tow package
2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
2013 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 66 Nights
tlhdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 09:21 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Idaho/Arizona
Posts: 5,303
If you are going to put it outside why not just wire it off the battery and use an inline fuse. That way you would bypass the converter.
__________________
2011 Eagle 330RLTS with just about every option.
2017 Silverado 1500 4x4 5.3 with tow package.

I was born with nothing and I still have most of it left.
clutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 09:50 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Jayco 228's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Posts: 267
How about something like this?
Attached Thumbnails
ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1345949427.836037.jpg  
__________________
Jeff
2012 Toyota 4-Runner SR5
2012 Jayco Jay Feather Ultra Lite 228

Jayco 228 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 12:45 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Idaho/Arizona
Posts: 5,303
Do you camp at campgrounds with power or do you boondock? If you camp with power then the 110 converter would be the way to go.
__________________
2011 Eagle 330RLTS with just about every option.
2017 Silverado 1500 4x4 5.3 with tow package.

I was born with nothing and I still have most of it left.
clutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 09:10 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Quahog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,531
I would echo what Clutch said and add to that... if the power pedestal has a separate 20A breaker, just run a good quality extension cord to the unit then you're not even taxing the converter.
__________________
Mike, Sue, Sissy and Little Man

2015 Ford F350 Lariat FX4 6.7 CC DRW
2015 Eagle Premier 351RSTS

Quahog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 09:49 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,236
If you don't have electric hookups the electric cooler would drain the battery after several hours of use.
__________________
No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D

Tracy from Central PA

2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
2004 Ford Explorer V8 with the tow package
2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
2013 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 66 Nights
tlhdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 05:48 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
nylyon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast, NY
Posts: 960
I'll clarify, I am always hooked up to 110 when camping. I have a 110v to 12V converter, actually a very good one which works great, but thought if the campers converter was robust enough, I could put a 12V outlet on the battery box cover (which would be very easy to do) then just plug in the cooler, not having to do plug in anything additional. If I were boondocking, it would be a cooler with ice.

Here's the power specs:
POWER REQUIREMENTS: 9.5 to 14.4 Volts DC, 4 Amperes @ 12 Volts DC Nominal.
__________________

__________________
Karl - Southeast, NY
2011 Jayco Super Lite 30.5 BHLT
2003 Ford F250 Lariat 6.0 PowerStroke Turbo Diesel My mods Bathroom Door Water Filter TV mount Cork Board
Streamline your A/C
nylyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.