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Old 01-06-2020, 04:59 PM   #1
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Pop Up Power Supply Mod

Thanks to the idea from Jim Bennett and the encouragement of Johnny Hung, I successfully installed a power supply on our counter that will make life a little more convenient.

I tried the long tower model, but I did not have enough space under the counter. So, I found a short version that worked.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XKWPK8L...p_mob_ap_share

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07M6YB91W...p_mob_ap_share

Lola is happy and life is good!

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Looks great, Fred. With that Fireball getting consumed, you won't need to plug in an electric heater.
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:21 PM   #3
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Looks great, Fred. With that Fireball getting consumed, you won't need to plug in an electric heater.

Ha! Ha! Ha!
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Well, Hells Bells! The photos got posted in wrong order! Blah!!!
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Does the other end plug into a receptacle underneath for power?
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Well, Hells Bells! The photos got posted in wrong order! Blah!!!
Well if that was after the shot glass got emptied, no surprise there.

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Well, Hells Bells! The photos got posted in wrong order! Blah!!!

I thought you did that on purpose. Works for me.
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:43 PM   #9
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Fred, Great install. Where did you tap into power?
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Fred, Great install. Where did you tap into power?
those popups are usually hard wired, i'd imagine if its on the kitchen counter, they got the power by spicing the wires at the outlet on the front of the kitchen block.
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Fred, Great install. Where did you tap into power?


Jim and Tom,

I cut the end of the plug and spliced it into this receptacle.

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Jim and Tom,

I cut the end of the plug and spliced it into this receptacle.

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When You splice into another outlet, can you still use that outlet for other electrical items? There is worry of overloading the outlet?
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Is it GFI in case you spill your drink ?
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When You splice into another outlet, can you still use that outlet for other electrical items? There is worry of overloading the outlet?
both outlets will share the same (probably 15A) breaker. so yeah, if you plug in and use two things at once that use more than 15A combined, you'll pop the breaker. don't run your toaster-oven on high while your coffee maker is brewing....
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Is it GFI in case you spill your drink ?
Im not sure about the outlet Fred used in his 21, but on my 5.0 the outlet on the front of the cabinet is wired down stream of the GFCI outlet on the exterior of the passenger side. Therefore both are GFCI protected.
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indeed, my 21, the outlet near the oven is wired to the outdoor GFCI also. I have neither outlet nor switches where his does.

btw, what *are* those switches for ?
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Fred has done some glamping on his light switches (top 2) and the power awning switch down below, nice touch,,,,,
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When You splice into another outlet, can you still use that outlet for other electrical items? There is worry of overloading the outlet?
Yes, I can still use the existing outlet that I tapped into.

While you can overload the circuit by having too many appliances operating at the same time, we have learned to use one appliance at a time.

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Is it GFI in case you spill your drink ?

Hi Mike!
Yes, the circuit that this power plug is connected to is GFCI protected.

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indeed, my 21, the outlet near the oven is wired to the outdoor GFCI also. I have neither outlet nor switches where his does.

btw, what *are* those switches for ?

Hi John,
Its exactly as Jim explained. I kept forgetting to turn off the outside door light or the lights on the other 3 sides of the trailer, so I replaced the rocker switches with lighted rocker switches.

I basically did the same on my awning switch and Texas Fan switch, which I relocated to the inside of the trailer.

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