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Old 11-13-2013, 07:07 PM   #11
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You need to ask him that, but I'd be surprised if he did not. Once you drill that first hole in your new trailer, it is all downhill from there.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:47 PM   #12
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Hi, what type of 12-volt inlet did you install for your stand alone solar panel? I've only seen clamp to the battery style add on for add on solar panels. Thanks, Howard
For a portable solar panel connection, one could just use a TV female seven pin connector on the solar panel cord and plug that into the trailer seven pin male connector.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:16 PM   #13
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For a portable solar panel connection, one could just use a TV female seven pin connector on the solar panel cord and plug that into the trailer seven pin male connector.
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This is what I did. Works great.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:30 PM   #14
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Hi Howard,

Jim's has a good solution. Or you can do a search for DIY Solar Installation Question and your will find my pictures on reply #40 on the 4th page.
That thread has a lot of good information.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:25 AM   #15
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I had the 12v outlet installed outside to accommodate an inexpensive compressor to inflate the tires up to specs. Also use it to power a small MP3 amplifier w/plug-in inverter.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:26 PM   #16
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I can't think of a reason to have one. However I do have a 12-volt inlet for a stand alone solar panel. I charge all my electronics inside. Maybe to watch your 12 volt TV under the awning?
Hi Dave--

What is the difference between a 12v outlet and a 12v inlet?

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Old 03-03-2014, 12:53 PM   #17
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Harris, the inlet is for attaching the feed from the solar to, whereas and outlet is for attaching 12V devices, and is typically a cigarette lighter type as far as I know. I didn't have need for an outlet to date, and for my solar inlet, I just connect to the trailer plug for now.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:11 PM   #18
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Paul aka cadmaximus has an external 12v next to the 120 outlet. Reace installed it.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:32 PM   #19
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I went back and forth on this one on my build sheet more than probably any other item. I finally figured for the relatively low price it wasn't worth agonizing over so we are getting one. I'll likely use it for an air compressor for filling the kids' water toys (although the outlet in the tow vehicle would work just as well) and maybe to have an electric cooler for keeping drinks cold and more accessible. Also leaves more room in the fridge for food for two parents and two growing boys. I'd rather have it factory installed and never use it than not and regret not having it installed initially.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:38 PM   #20
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I'd rather have it factory installed and never use it than not and regret not having it installed initially.
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