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Post by sman61 on Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:31 am

I want to add a 12v socket next to the wardrobe on a Talisman GL. I was hoping to find the existing wiring so I could tap in but I can't find where the wiring goes. Anybody done it?
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Re: 12v sockets

Post by modelman on Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:03 pm

I've added 1 down by the hab-step ( fridge side ) for the air-suspension compressor, & a 3-way unit on the wall just behind the passenger seat for mi-fi, laptops & phone charging, but as you can see, all are on the L/side, I have none on the right side, & I don't think there's anywhere that side to tap into.
I have a second leisure-battery under the passenger seat & all the 12v sockets are to this via an in-line fuse.
If it were me I'd run a supply from the leisure battery under the driver-seat, back under the side seats/sofa in the corner & into the wardrobe & 'up' !! Don't forget to fit the in-line fuse.

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Re: 12v sockets

Post by Paulmold on Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:13 pm

Have you not got a strip-light on the right side to tap into.

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Re: 12v sockets

Post by sman61 on Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:31 pm

Thanks, your reply is helpful. I was just hoping for a easy life. I have a mains socket by the wardrobe and was hoping to follow the cable back. However I just can't find the cables underneath. Do you know where the cables run, is it in the skin? Your suggestion is what I was going to do.
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Re: 12v sockets

Post by sman61 on Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:35 pm

Yes paulmold there is a light but not sure that there would access to the wardrobe for the wire.
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Re: 12v sockets

Post by modelman on Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:15 pm

Don't think i'd want to take a feed for a 12v socket from the lighting circuit, probably ok if only for light  hugegrins duties.

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Re: 12v sockets

Post by meanchris on Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:32 pm

modelman wrote:Don't think i'd want to take a feed for a 12v socket from the lighting circuit, probably ok if only for light  hugegrins duties.

I'm thinking of adding 12V sockets, mainly for charging phones etc.

I too think that it isn't wise to use cigar lighter sockets on the lighting circuits (I won't have a problem, but a future buyer might), so I'm looking at 12V -> 5V double USB outlets.

Our lighting circuits are relatively lightly loaded as we have all LED, so I'm sure that we'll be fine with the higher power 2.1A sockets.

It'd be nice if someone would catch on to the fact that most requirements are for high power USB nowadays, and produce a multi USB outlet replacement for the old combined 12V flat pin and TV aerial sockets.

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Re: 12v sockets

Post by Paulmold on Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:47 pm

I got a triple cigar socket from Aldi which also has 2 usb sockets on it.

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Re: 12v sockets

Post by daisy mae on Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:02 pm

I`ve also got a triple cigar socket with 2 usb ports, this fits in nicely in one of the small compartments in the dash , I bought it on line not expensive.
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Re: 12v sockets

Post by meanchris on Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:35 pm

I have one of those with a single USB socket and three 12V sockets but I don't think it's the most elegant solution, I want something that's wired in permanently.

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Re: 12v sockets

Post by -mojo- on Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:01 am

There's at least one marine style dash-mount USB socket (with a boat-owner price of £20 to match), and CBE make one in their usual motorhome style trim (even more expensive - near enough £30).

However, don't forget to include a switch in the supply, because even with nothing plugged into it, a 12v-5V USB converter will put a permanent small drain on your battery if you don't.
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Post by sman61 on Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:33 pm

with reference to the post by me Wed Oct 15, 2014. The problem is now solved. In the Talisman there is a control switch which is on the side of the wardrobe. This controls the motorized fan for the heater. This has a high enough current rating to tap in and install the sockets. I have bought and fitted two sockets. One is a cigarette lighter type and also contains a aerial and satellite sockets. The second has two USB sockets (one 1 amp and one 1.5 amp) for  charging anything. I fitted a 5 amp inline fuse as extra protection.
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Re: 12v sockets

Post by m8form8 on Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:48 am

meanchris wrote:


It'd be nice if someone would catch on to the fact that most requirements are for high power USB nowadays, and produce a multi USB outlet replacement for the old combined 12V flat pin and TV aerial sockets.

Rgds

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Now that's an excellent idea, wonder if I can change one of my 12 volt outlets, i have an adapter but the cigar plug fitting is always slipping out, a 3 x usb socket would be much better..Will investigate.. biggrin
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