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Old 09-14-2016, 12:09 PM   #15
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They no longer have the Winegard TV antenna signal strength amplifier with the 12 volt power port?
Maybe the ole Winegard signal strength amplifier is outdated technology, too?
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I've added a 12V cigarette lighter port to each corner of my trailer underneath the cabinets, right next to the reading lamp. No USB ports in my year trailer, so I also purchased a high grade cigarette lighter to USB adapter to provide me with these, (2) 2.1A USB ports.

Remove the speaker grill to get access to the 12V wires feeding the reading lamp.

Note, while the reading lamp itself has a very thin wire, the wire it ties into is very substantial and there is no concern of overloading it.

I used household wire nuts and taped them to combine all of the wires together (Lewster would not approve). The area near the radio was the most challenging due to the radio encroaching into the area where the wires are.


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OK thanks. My WeBoost4GX needs 6 volts at 2000 mA. So need a "conventional" 12 volt cigarette lighter type outlet.
I'd like to use the WeBoost 4Gx cell booster with any of the 3 power supplies: AC shore power, AC inverter and 12 volt.

Airstream needs to be more aware of dry camping power needs. 12 volt uses much less battery capacity than running the AC inverter when dry camping.
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I replaced one of the USB ports in my night stand with a 12V socket from West Marine. The USB port is attached from behind with a large plastic nut. The 12V Marine plug was almost identical and fit in the same hole. Do not use the wires that are plugged into the USB port, they will not handle the load. They are attached to heavy 10 gauge wires that are color coded. Make note of which one is attached to the "+" on the back of the USB port and connect the 12 volt port accordingly. I did the same thing at the other end of the trailer in the cabinet next to the DVD player except that I kept the USB port and added a 12 Volt port.
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Here is a photo. The mounting plate comes off and is not needed with the correct hole which the AS has. Below is also a link to the item.

http://www.westmarine.com/search?Ntt=12%20volt%20socket
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I've added a 12V cigarette lighter port to each corner of my trailer underneath the cabinets, right next to the reading lamp. No USB ports in my year trailer, so I also purchased a high grade cigarette lighter to USB adapter to provide me with these, (2) 2.1A USB ports.

Remove the speaker grill to get access to the 12V wires feeding the reading lamp.

Note, while the reading lamp itself has a very thin wire, the wire it ties into is very substantial and there is no concern of overloading it.

I used household wire nuts and taped them to combine all of the wires together (Lewster would not approve). The area near the radio was the most challenging due to the radio encroaching into the area where the wires are.


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I've been eyeing that location too. We rarely use those lights.
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