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Old 10-24-2011, 03:40 AM   #1
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Adding DC and AC outlets

I got the stripped down Sport 6 speed with air conditioning being the only option. I want to get the USB, Inverter and the extra 2 DC power ports. Are these the same as the 2011? Can I just get them at the dealer? Is the wiring harness behind the knock outs for these?

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Old 10-24-2011, 05:34 AM   #2
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I'd like to do the same thing with my 2011 Sport Unlimited. Any part numbers would be great!

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Old 10-24-2011, 07:12 AM   #3
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Pic's on what you are talking about, I want to add 12v to rear of console, maybe inverter as well.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:15 AM   #4
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I asked this same question about a month ago, and it was pure crickets. I hope you fare better- I'd like to know as well.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:44 PM   #5
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Try posting in the Communications & Electronics section of WF. Probably get more hits there...
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:23 AM   #6
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I emailed my dealer to ask. I'll post back if I find anything out.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:53 AM   #7
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lajuene, did you ever find anything out?
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:58 AM   #8
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I've got three 12vdc pwr outlets and I just use a 150w inverter(plugin), when I needit-

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Sorry, forgot about this post. I asked and it would have meant a completely new wiring harness and a HUGE cost so no, not doing it. I'll use a portable inverter as needed. Anyone know how many amps you can pull from the power port in the dash and in the center storage bin? I want to get a water transfer pump and I want to run it off the power port instead of clamping to the battery. It pulls 7 amps. can the port handle that?
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:33 AM   #10
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I called my dealer a couple weeks ago about adding the 115v outlet to the center console. I see it is now an option on the Sports. Anyway they called back and said they could not do it, not available as a dealer installed option.

Maybe this will change but that's what they told me.

You can buy an inverter that plugs into the existing outlet in the center console pretty cheap ~$100 on ebay
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I believe, typically the cigarette lighter is fused for a max of 10 amps.
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Most pwr outlets are fused at 10/20 amps, but MOST 12vdc (male) pwr plugs are each fused, at 5/10 amps, so

Except for the initial pwr surge of your water pump--7 amps should be OK, but

All DC/AC motors have a % initial pwr demand on "START"--so, you'd really be safer to use battery clamps and leave the engine run-

The AEVPM will allow you to set engine idle up if you really need more 12vdc requirements-

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Jimbo - I'm just looking for something to run in the car to power dvd players, recharge laptops, nothing more that that. What type of inverter would suit my purpose and be able to run off the cig lighter adapter in the console safely?
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I can't do much for the sine/nosine inverters and I only use mine (150w/750w) for other AC demands, but


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Jimbo - I'm just looking for something to run in the car to power dvd players, recharge laptops, nothing more that that. What type of inverter would suit my purpose and be able to run off the cig lighter adapter in the console safely?
For your laptop go to AMAZON-electronics and type in "Vehicle laptop 12v pwr supply"--they've got a million ofem--FOR YOUR BRAND LAPTOP-

I use a Wasabi 12v adapter for panasonic Toughbook CF series, (CF-29) and I gotit from Amazon-

Can't beatem-

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I can't do much for the sine/nosine inverters and I only use mine (150w/750w) for other AC demands, but




For your laptop go to AMAZON-electronics and type in "Vehicle laptop 12v pwr supply"--they've got a million ofem--FOR YOUR BRAND LAPTOP-

I use a Wasabi 12v adapter for panasonic Toughbook CF series, (CF-29) and I gotit from Amazon-

Can't beatem-

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Thanks Jimbo - that was exactly what I was looking for. Great price too $28 w/ free shipping for the one outlet inverter, $45 for the two outlet
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Good to hear, I'm really lucky--The AMAZON Distr. is about 1 mile from me here in Fernley, Nv-so I get stuff--QUICK !


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Thanks Jimbo - that was exactly what I was looking for. Great price too $28 w/ free shipping for the one outlet inverter, $45 for the two outlet
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Most pwr outlets are fused at 10/20 amps, but MOST 12vdc (male) pwr plugs are each fused, at 5/10 amps, so

Except for the initial pwr surge of your water pump--7 amps should be OK, but

All DC/AC motors have a % initial pwr demand on "START"--so, you'd really be safer to use battery clamps and leave the engine run-

The AEVPM will allow you to set engine idle up if you really need more 12vdc requirements-

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Forgot about the startup amps. I'll have to wait until the pump arrives. I'll run it through my meter to see what it draws then experiment on the outlet. Problem with using the battery clamps is that I'll have to make a set of extension wire for it or use jumper cables because I'll be running the pump in the rear of the Jeep and the clamps only have about a one foot length. Could use a 20 foot cheap jumper cable I suppose.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:25 PM   #18
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AC right?

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Forgot about the startup amps. I'll have to wait until the pump arrives. I'll run it through my meter to see what it draws then experiment on the outlet. Problem with using the battery clamps is that I'll have to make a set of extension wire for it or use jumper cables because I'll be running the pump in the rear of the Jeep and the clamps only have about a one foot length. Could use a 20 foot cheap jumper cable I suppose.
You verified that it is indeed a AC motor, right? Because a lot of pumps plug into AC outlets, but use a transformer to conver the AC power source to a DC source. This is pretty common.

So, if it has a transformer wall plug, then check the rating and that it's not converting down to DC for use. If it's already in DC, then you can bypass the transformer and use a voltage regulator set to the DC voltage the pump needs.

Just something to think about...
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:35 PM   #19
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HI, your 7 amp requires 800 watts to run, remember that FROM my school
days, the inverter puts, out 150 watts, so it will not run the pump, go to
Homedepot/Lowe's and get a small generator 1000/2000 watts, about $150/200. hopes this helps, the 110 v port in the jeep is for a laptop or
cell phone..etc.

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