Jeep Wrangler Forum

Jeep Wrangler Forum (
-   Builders Corner (
-   -   12V Power adapter similar to Q-Tec (

Scott2373 04-08-2013 11:44 AM

12V Power adapter similar to Q-Tec
Has anyone fabbed one of these? I'll be damned if I'm spending $40 on this. Are there any resistors/capacitors in the mix, or is it just the fuseable link, plug-ends and tap? Thanks!

Iceman 04-08-2013 09:34 PM

Can you be more specific in what you are looking for?

Scott2373 04-08-2013 10:23 PM


Originally Posted by Iceman (Post 3611822)
Can you be more specific in what you are looking for?

Quadratec Exclusive JK-APT2011 - 12 Volt Power Adapter for 99-12 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, JK , TJ Unlimited & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Iceman 04-09-2013 05:16 AM

Ok, I had not seen that adapter before. You appear to be correct just the specialized connectors between the cigarette lighter and wiring harness a little wire and an inline fuse. That being said what are you wanting to hook up? It recommends a 7amp max current draw, and looking at the wire it uses and what no doubt is running to the cigarette lighter I would be cautious what I hooked to it. You could use it as a trigger for so something powered by a relay, but I wouldn't power much direct from it.

Scott2373 04-15-2013 06:50 AM

I don't have anything specific in mind, but I just wanted the option in case I decide to hook something up. 7 amps is quite a bit for an interior electronic accessory. The Q-Tec adapter has 2 slots for accessories such as a GPS and a CB, neither of which will draw close to 7 amps, even if used together.

Iceman 04-16-2013 05:22 AM

Interior accessories such as GPS or cell phone chargers I would agree with. Depends on the CB you are running, the ones I ran did pull over 7 alone, also remember CBs pull more on transmit than receive or standbys . Just check whatever you decide to hook up and if it pulls more than the 7 amps you can always run a relay from the batt and use that connection as a trigger so it still is ignition controlled. Your jeep, your call, just be careful and trust me when I tell you a working fire in a vehicle is no fun.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.