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Old 07-11-2012, 04:31 PM
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Has anyone found a way to install one or more cigarette lighters for portable devices on their RV-12?
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:48 PM
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Sure, I felt the need for one over above the map box.[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:51 PM
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The aviation department of Radio Shack (and probably similar automotive stores) sells a plugin with 2 or even 3 receptacles on it. Of course you have to know your total load vs the fuse to that port. The is even a plugin with a switched outlet, that one RV12 uses to power a pump from an aux tank to the main tank.
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Default Std Kit provided receptacle between seats Question?

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The aviation department of Radio Shack (and probably similar automotive stores) sells a plugin with 2 or even 3 receptacles on it. Of course you have to know your total load vs the fuse to that port. The is even a plugin with a switched outlet, that one RV12 uses to power a pump from an aux tank to the main tank.
Question: I didn't build and not sure that KAI points out how/where the Std Aux Power receptacle, located between the seats, is fused?
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:35 AM
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The power outlet in the original RV-12 with the D-180 is protected
by an inline 5 amp fuse connected to the battery.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:00 AM
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The Power Outlet on the Skyview version of the RV-12 is fused via a 5 amp fuse located on the instrument panel-mounted AV-50001 Switch and Fuse Module. You can find out how your specific RV-12 is fused by referring to your applicable KAI, POH, or electrical schematic.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:09 AM
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The plans have one mounted between the pilot and passenger seats. I installed dual USB jacks on my panel and wired it to the same circuit as the original power outlet. I bought the dual USA jacks from Stein.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:52 AM
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The plans have one mounted between the pilot and passenger seats. I installed dual USB jacks on my panel and wired it to the same circuit as the original power outlet. I bought the dual USA jacks from Stein.
Original power outlet is always powered independent of master switch. Therefore, if you install USB outlet, you will have constant drain of about 10 mAh even with nothing plugged in. I have my mini iPad powered from USB in place of cigarette lighter plug.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:05 AM
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Original power outlet is always powered independent of master switch. Therefore, if you install USB outlet, you will have constant drain of about 10 mAh even with nothing plugged in. I have my mini iPad powered from USB in place of cigarette lighter plug.
That is probably only true for the older D180 RV-12s, The Skyview one is only powered when master is on. Follow wiring from outlet between seats to panel and tap in. Just insure total load does not exceed 5 amps. I installed a dual USB/Power outlets on mine over 3 years ago soon after inspection.
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