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Old 09-16-2004, 01:14 PM   #1
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Refrigerator 12vDC

Iím installing a Dometic RM2551 refrigerator in 64 Safari. What type plug/connector is typical to install in wall?

It requires a constant 12vDC line in addition to 110AC & propane. I have new 12v wires run inside wall to the frig area. I can run ground to wall stud/frame. I can install a polarized 110v type wall outlet easy but not sure itís a good idea because it looks like 110v.

Whatís used for clean install 12v connectors M/F besides 12v lighter type socket?

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Old 09-16-2004, 01:55 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by walter1
[font=Times New Roman][size=3]Iím installing a Dometic RM2551 refrigerator in 64 Safari. ......
The Dometic 2551 is a two way (110 and Gas), requiring a constant 12 volt for ignition and Circuit Board Control - The circuit board at the back of the Dometic will have a "terminal board" for screw tightening both the 12 volt + and - leads. It would be best to bring both of these leads directly from the battery terminals, fusing and switching as you deem necessary. If it were mine, I would not ground to a wall or the frame - only directly to the battery terminal.

The 110 connection is just that, a 110 receptical....Special RV recepticals are available at most of the larger RV outlets and catalogs. Be very careful in running the 110 wires and the hookup if you have to install a receptical - special considerations to neutral and ground circuits are necessary for safety.


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Old 09-16-2004, 10:53 PM   #3
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If you want to plug the 12vdc lines I would not use any AC receptical, polarized or not. I don't see a safety issue, but I just wouldn't do it. If you want to have a dc plug, I have used connecters available from boat supply stores for 12vdc. plugs on some of my sailboats and have had good success with them. However, I would hard-wire the dc pwr as already suggested, just another opinion.
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