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Old 05-27-2016, 12:43 PM   #21
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Old 05-27-2016, 05:04 PM   #22
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"so I know how to deal with it now since we don't have any 12V appliances."

Not even a 12v Fantastic fan?
There is a 12v fan, but it's for the windows at the lower helm.
Guess I should look up Fantastic Fan for the heck of it though.
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:19 PM   #23
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I want to replace all the internal AC outlets in my boat with something like this.

Can charge anything that takes a USB cord from anywhere then.
I did just that but only one. Then I realized that they only work on shorepower (or genset/inverter). Better choice is the 12 volt USB receptacles that are intended to replace the cigarette lighter receptacles. 12 volts all the time.
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The only down side is you need AC power to the receptacle. That's what's nice about the plugs Capt Tom posted, they're 12 VDC and run off the house bank
Good point. I have the typical 12v outlets but it would be nice to add 12v USB power outlets like he posted. Since I have a 12v power outlet in the PH, would it be a bad idea to split it and power both a USB receptacle and the standard 12v power outlet?

BTW, I installed a couple of those AC outlets with incorporated UBS charging today.
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.........would it be a bad idea to split it and power both a USB receptacle and the standard 12v power outlet?
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That would be fine. You can buy wire terminals that allow "double tapping". Connecting two wires to one terminal. Put one on each terminal of your existing outlet, then reinstall the wires and add the wires to the new device.
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"Guess I should look up Fantastic Fan for the heck of it though. "

Fantastic does a good line of rooftop vents , but for a breeze in a cabin or at your bunk, look at this,


Fantastic Vent Endless Breeze Fan - $56.49
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Now that would be a nice amenity since we don't have an inverter...yet.
The only fan we have in our aft stateroom is 120V, and we're just now learning about NOT turning on the generator before 8:00am in some areas.
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