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    Default 12 Volt plug

    What is the process to remove the outlet from mount?shopping.png
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    Default Re: 12 Volt plug

    As I recall the body is threaded onto the outlet. Remove the wires and twist. Exploded view below fir reference.




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    Default Re: 12 Volt plug

    Anodized gold part in pic below unscrews from the outlet itself.


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    Default Re: 12 Volt plug

    Quote Originally Posted by N867SP View Post
    Anodized gold part in pic below unscrews from the outlet itself.

    You must have paid extra for the gold mine is chrome! Thanks Pete, but mine just spins loosely with out coming apart. It all started with becoming loose on the mounting bracket.



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    Default Re: 12 Volt plug

    Be home this weekend and will try again was wondering if any were pressed on?

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    Default Re: 12 Volt plug

    This plug as well as the optional backseat 12 volt option is hot wired to the battery via a fuse. Seems like an invitation to deplete the battery. Is there a logic for this design versus protecting it behind the master switch?
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    Default Re: 12 Volt plug

    Quote Originally Posted by turbopilot View Post
    This plug as well as the optional backseat 12 volt option is hot wired to the battery via a fuse. Seems like an invitation to deplete the battery. Is there a logic for this design versus protecting it behind the master switch?
    I think it is wired that way so it can be used to connect a battery maintainer/charger. Unfortunately my hangar rules don't allow it to be used unattended for that purpose.

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    Default Re: 12 Volt plug

    Quote Originally Posted by turbopilot View Post
    This plug as well as the optional backseat 12 volt option is hot wired to the battery via a fuse. Seems like an invitation to deplete the battery. Is there a logic for this design versus protecting it behind the master switch?
    When I wired my EX I put a 12v receptacle at the rear side of the seat base and have it direct to the hot side of the master contactor with a fuse. Just like yours, I think. When Iím camping I can charge various devices without the master on. Unless you left something plugged in to it for an extended period (like months) I canít see it running the battery down.
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    Default Re: 12 Volt plug

    As I know, this kind of plugs have a 12-volt option that is hot-wired to the battery via a fuse, just like turbopilot said above. And they are actually wired that way so that you could connect a battery maintainer/charger. However, many people prefer not to do that, as they think it might be dangerous. Most of them consider it dangerous because there were some incidents when people tried to connect a battery, and it actually blew up. I have also had a similar experience, but I admit that it was my fault as I did not do it right, and I have done it in the morning when the wiring is very loaded, so it caused a damn power outage. I gave my son a letter of authority and asked him to do everything to fix this mess. If you guys do not know what a letter of authority is and how to use it, you can read an article about it on Simply Switch. Trust me, it is one of the most useful things that I have ever found .
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