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Old 09-26-2019, 04:23 PM
NinerBikes NinerBikes is offline
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Originally Posted by Piper J3 View Post
See post #1, the guy's plane is located where there is no electric power available...
I camp, all the time, where there is no electrical power available. With a RV. We actually set ourselves up with Honda generators and solar panels, and they keep us fully charged. One just has to research their options so that they aren't powerless.

Improvise. Solar panel or generator comes to the hangar, so that it's not a problem.
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Old 09-26-2019, 07:15 PM
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Van's RV-12 electrical system diagram shows that the 12 volt power outlet is powered directly from the battery (always hot). If it were to be rewired to the main bus, you could power your avionics through the power outlet with the master switch off, thus putting no load on the RV battery. A second power outlet powered by the main bus would work as well. Just fuse it appropriately. Connect your jumper cables to a cigarette lighter plug.

Cheers, David
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Old 09-26-2019, 07:24 PM
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I think later RV12s eliminated the direct connection to the battery for the 12V outlet.
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