110V outlet - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-30-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 83
110V outlet

Is the new 110V outlet in the JK any better than a 12V DC to 110V converter that I can buy and put in my power outlet? What kind of power does it put out? Most of the converters put out around 100W of continuous power with up to around 150W of peak power.

redsoxx1918 is offline   Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
..shall not be infringed!

WF Supporting Member
Up Hill Bill's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Up the hill, CA Northcoast
Posts: 4,666
From the 2012 Owners Manual:


There is a 115 Volt, 150 Watt inverter outlet located on the front of the center console to convert DC current to AC current. This outlet can power cellular phones, electronics and other low power devices requiring power up to 150 Watts. Certain high-end video games, such as Playstation3 and XBox360 will exceed this power limit, as will most power tools.

Power Inverter
The power inverter is designed with built-in overload protection. If the power rating of 150 Watts is exceeded, the power inverter will automatically shut down. Once the electrical device has been removed from the outlet the inverter should automatically reset. If the power rating exceeds approximately 170 Watts, the power inverter may have to be reset manually. To reset the inverter manually press the power inverter button OFF and ON. To avoid overloading the circuit, check the power ratings on electrical devices prior to using the inverter.

The power inverter switch is located on the instrument panel below the climate controls. To turn on the power outlet, press the switch once. The indicator light will illuminate. Press the switch a second time to turn the power inverter outlet off.
Note: When the power inverter switch is pressed, there will be a delay of approximately one second before the inverter indicator light turns ON.

2012 JKU Rubicon
Sahara Tan

Up Hill Bill
Up Hill Bill is offline   Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 06:01 PM   #3
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 83
Ok. Thanks. So, it's just for relatively low powered devices. Most of the better made inverters, made by companies like Stanley, will do the same thing and can be inserted in the existing power outlets.
redsoxx1918 is offline   Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 06:11 PM   #4
dirt road inspector

WF Supporting Member
tomthbomb's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Deep East Texas
Posts: 2,558
I have this in my '08 Grand Caravan. There is not much I can do with it that can't be done with the 12v power ports.

Any body have any creative uses for the 115v outlet?
tomthbomb is online now   Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 11:53 PM   #5
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 133
Originally Posted by tomthbomb View Post
I have this in my '08 Grand Caravan. There is not much I can do with it that can't be done with the 12v power ports.

Any body have any creative uses for the 115v outlet?
When the power was out due to Hurricane Irene, I used it to keep my laptop and cell phone charged. Also recharged the 18V Ryobi for the flashlight. Was also able to run an extension cord and run a TV off of it...all well and good til the cable went out, too.
2015 JKU, Hydro Blue, Sahara, Auto, Nav, Leather
fjrrider is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adding the 110V outlet XPADREX JK General Discussion Forum 5 09-11-2011 11:36 PM
I needed an outlet smaxberry JK General Discussion Forum 2 04-16-2011 06:57 PM
Help with a 1990 VW Cigarette Lighter Outlet Peepers Off-Topic 3 02-28-2011 02:18 PM
Cig lighter outlet not working ashevilleyjmike Communications and Electronics 17 11-30-2010 07:11 PM
30amp 120v outlet? 4.0l sahara Off-Topic 7 11-11-2007 12:28 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:47 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC