I am not satisfied with my current 12V
arrangement. I have a factory cigarette lighter type connection at the control panel, and one more that I have added to an existing circuit.
The problem(s): First, since I boondock much of the time, I find I need more 12V
recpticals. It is not uncommon for the laptop, phone, camera batteries, and other 12v
items to need recharging at the same time. Second, it seems to me to be awfully inefficient to convert 12V from the house batteries to 120 just to change it back to 12V. Third, the power isnt where I need it.
What I think I want to do: I am thinking I want to run a new circuit from the batteries to a panel near the gaucho that is devoted to maintaining the charges to the electronics. The distance is about 20 feet if that is important. I think I want to be able to wire in a converter there as well (should I put in a third circuit for that?) For the new 12V panel I want a couple regular cigeratte type plugs, maybe some a couple of post-type plugs to wire into and Im not sure what else.
What considerations will I run into doing this. What kind of protection/fuses and what not will I need? Ideas on the panel? Many thanks!