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Old 03-16-2016, 05:04 PM   #1
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12V outlets on Escape 19

Hi everyone,

I'm doing the final build sheet and would like everyone's ideas for adding 12V or 12V with USB capability on the Escape. Please send me your ideas for added 12V outlets. Please describe the place to add an outlet and the reason for having one added.

Thanks, Greg
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Old 03-16-2016, 06:53 PM   #2
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On our 19 we have the standard one at the front dinette and we added 12v USB on the drivers side bed above the added extension table to power the TV located there and recharge devices. We mostly use the portable battery rechargers for devices so we don't have a lot of need for outlets. Depends more on how you feel you need to configure and use.
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:13 PM   #3
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We have one just like Greg added, in the same place, and also added a regular 12v outlet under the sink counter extension, and one outside, by the 110 v exterior outlet . The sink one is in case we want to plug in a fan for the kitchen/ table area, and the outside one is for possible fan use or air compressor for tires . We figured it's better to have them and not need them, than to need them and not have em . ( and ETI could do it so much easier and better than I could ! )
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Hi everyone,

I'm doing the final build sheet and would like everyone's ideas for adding 12V or 12V with USB capability on the Escape. Please send me your ideas for added 12V outlets. Please describe the place to add an outlet and the reason for having one added.

Thanks, Greg
I put an extra 12v with USB next to 120V outlet number 1 (next to sink) to use with the fold down table for charging electronics
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:31 PM   #5
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We also put one next to the sink for running a 12V crock pot driving down the road. Also handy if you want to monitor battery charge.
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On our build sheet we requested one on the bottom of the upper cabinets. This way it's not in view, can use it on the counter for 12v appliances and the cabinet (open) will serve as a shelf to charge phones etc.
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I do not think they can be mounted on the bottom of oh cabinets, only in the corner vertical sides have been the location in the past.
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On our build sheet we requested one on the bottom of the upper cabinets. This way it's not in view, can use it on the counter for 12v appliances and the cabinet (open) will serve as a shelf to charge phones etc.
I have seen some manufactures do this with the 120V outlets in the kitchen space. The negative with this,is that their is then the junction box in the cabinets. With 12V there wouldn't be one though. Not a bad idea.
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Actually the 12v is more susceptible to damage due to the exposed wires and bare connection ends whereas the 120v outlets are encased in code boxes, 12v are not.
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That is why the underside of the cabinet is a good idea. All the wires are hidden an protected by inside the double layer of panelling, just as the light fixtures are.

You can also easily use a small junction box for any low voltage wires if you wish, it just isn't code to have to do it.
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