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Old 03-19-2015, 06:02 PM   #1
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No 12V Outlet?

I may have mistakenly posted to another thread, but I was thinking of getting the samlex 150 watt pure sine wave inverter for my new Bambi Sport 16. However, I can't find any 12v receptacle. Is there not one on the Sport 16? Will I have to install one?

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Old 03-19-2015, 06:07 PM   #2
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There is none but even if there was it wouldn't supply near enough to power a 150 watt inverter.

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Old 03-19-2015, 06:10 PM   #3
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I don't about the Bambi, but Airstream dropped the 12 volt outlets in the 2015 25FB. They probably dropped them across their line. It was a really dumb idea on their part.

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The Samlex 150 is designed to be powered by a 12 volt lighter plug. If no receptacle is available you might be able to tap into an existing 12 volt source such as a light. Better yet for any inverter would be to attach as close or directly to the battery. Samlex PST -15S -12A 150 Watt DC-AC Pure Sine Wave Inverter - 12V: Patio, Lawn & Garden
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:33 PM   #5
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What AWCHIEF already said!

You should wire it directly from the battery.
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If you wire anything directly to a battery, be certain to use an appropriately sized fuse or over current device (sized for the wire, NOT the device being powered) within 18 inches of the positive battery connection, per the NEC.

14 AWG needs a 15 amp fuse
12 AWG needs a 20 amp fuse
10 AWG needs a 30 amp fuse
8 AWG needs a 45 amp fuse
6 AWG needs a 60 amp fuse

Larger cable (2 AWG and up) used for inverter feeds need inverter-specific fusing.

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