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12 Volt Appliances

Postby Dahlia47 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:16 pm

Show off your 12 Volt appliances, gadgetry, whatever you got! So far I have seen a coffee maker, oven, crockpot, and showerhead. I'm wondering what other 12-volt stuff I'm missing out on? :thinking:
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Re: 12 Volt Appliances

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:36 pm

I got a 12 volt heater in my tear from road pro got it at a truck stop puts out 300 watts..i can litrerly heat my teardrop going down the highway very safely..slow
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Re: 12 Volt Appliances

Postby GTS225 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:54 pm

Dahlia47 wrote:Show off your 12 Volt appliances, showerhead.


Exsqueeze me?! :NC A 12vdc showerhead? What the heck would a shower head need electrical power for? :?
It's a known fact that electricity and water don't mix.

Otherwise, I'd like to see the selection, too. :thumbsup:

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Re: 12 Volt Appliances

Postby Dahlia47 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:36 pm

LOL I am so sorry!! 12 Volt showerhead!? I am THE worst with words. It is a showerhead that plugs into a cigarette lighter. It either recharges or it has to stay in the cig lighter outlet. I have a rechargeable one. There is no way I am leaving it plugged in while I am showering. :?
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Re: 12 Volt Appliances

Postby John61CT » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:42 pm

Is it supposed to be a hot water heater, or a pump?

Either way sounds gimmicky likely won't last.
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Re: 12 Volt Appliances

Postby Cosmo » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:46 pm


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Re: 12 Volt Appliances

Postby John61CT » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:06 pm

Standard ciggie sockets are IMO a dangerous abortion, avoid like the plague for anything important, or that you use regularly. Never more than 5-6A and only for short periods, as in a few minutes. Even then they are risky, an inherently poor design!

Blue Sea has a nice socket design that twist-locks with the matching plug, but will also accept standard ciggie plugs for smaller (<10A) loads.

Also the BMW/ Hella/ Merit/ Powerlet "Euro-style DIN" (ISO 4165) style is very robust.

Anderson plugs for high amps, for me my standard, for almost all power connections.

If you standardize on one of the last two types, there are adapters for guests, temporary use of devices with standard ciggie plugs.
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Re: 12 Volt Appliances

Postby GPW » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:40 am

We got an RCA flat screen tv that works off 12 V … Been using it in the kitchen … It was just under 100 USD on sale , works super … 5 minutes and it’s in the FoamStream :thumbsup: With the small cardboard looking HD antenna , it picks up over 40 free channels locally  ...
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Re: 12 Volt Appliances

Postby ArkansasDon » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:36 am

12v. gear we have the following: Engel 40 qt 12v.\110 portable fridge\freezer power consumption 0.7 to 2.5 amps, Endless Breeze Fan 12v.power consumption is 1.2 amps on low, 1.6 amps on medium speed & 2.6 on high speed, AT Overland Forced Air Heater (Proplex H2000) 12v. pulls 1.4 amps\Propane. I own a few 12v. gear for camping, all are low draw\consumption.
When I was wiring our squaredrop for 12v.& the gear we use is what is important to know type of power source (battery\batteries), overcurrent protection (fuses\breakers), return path (ground), wire size, conductors to distribute the current (bus bars, relays), the load of the appliance use. Not all 12v. appliances are the same in power consumption & quality. "For me & the wife" we purchase the lowest power draw consumption appliances we can find, saves on battery life, usually these items are quality & are long lasting.
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Re: 12 Volt Appliances

Postby GTS225 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:20 am

GPW wrote:We got an RCA flat screen tv that works off 12 V … Been using it in the kitchen … It was just under 100 USD on sale , works super … 5 minutes and it’s in the FoamStream :thumbsup: With the small cardboard looking HD antenna , it picks up over 40 free channels locally  ...


Hmmmm. Got some dimensions and a pic? Is it meant to be built into a auto headrest or ceiling?

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Re: 12 Volt Appliances

Postby GTS225 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:24 am

Thanks, Cosmo.......that CO2 detector could save a life or two.

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Re: 12 Volt Appliances

Postby swoody126 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:50 am

John61CT wrote:Standard ciggie sockets are IMO a dangerous abortion, avoid like the plague for anything important, or that you use regularly. Never more than 5-6A and only for short periods, as in a few minutes. Even then they are risky, an inherently poor design!

Blue Sea has a nice socket design that twist-locks with the matching plug, but will also accept standard ciggie plugs for smaller (<10A) loads.

Also the BMW/ Hella/ Merit/ Powerlet "Euro-style DIN" (ISO 4165) style is very robust.

Anderson plugs for high amps, for me my standard, for almost all power connections.

If you standardize on one of the last two types, there are adapters for guests, temporary use of devices with standard ciggie plugs.


John61CT, i think you're correct here

the marine industry does have some robust plugs for 12v applications even up to 70ah ratings

some are simple plug in

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with some of these appliances mentioned and dreamed about i found many of them to be quite weak at producing solutions and quite aggressive when gobbling up amps

some of them would put a severe drain on the battery bank of my big truck when i was driving OTR requiring the engine Opt-Idle feature(auto start/charging system) to kick in when i would use them while parked

i certainly hope today's offerings/appliances are better at solving needs than the ones i had only a few years ago

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Re: 12 Volt Appliances

Postby Sparksalot » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:42 pm

I have a 12V electric blanket. I haven’t used it yet, so can’t vouch for its usefulness.
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Re: 12 Volt Appliances

Postby tony.latham » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:40 pm

Sparksalot wrote:I have a 12V electric blanket. I haven’t used it yet, so can’t vouch for its usefulness.


We've used ours a lot. As with all heat-producing DC stuff, it doesn't put out a lot of heat. Ours has a 45-minute timer. Historically, we used it to pre-heat (actually warm vs. heat) the bed on cold evenings and maybe fire it in the morning before we get up. It worked fine on our standard 12V outlet fueled by 14 AWG wire, by the way.

It's probably in our past since this electrical powered propane appliance walked into the galley:

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Re: 12 Volt Appliances

Postby slowcowboy » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:50 pm

My 12 volt blanket works great sparks I put it inside 3 quilts runs on a timer but it gets to hot most summers for me...havent plugged it in the last 2 years...just used it for more bedding slow.
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