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Old 12-01-2018, 02:01 AM   #1
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12 Volt Socket

After some advice from the forums and watching a few videos on YouTube, I知 going to try a small 300 watt inverter to just power small things such as a phone charging and my PC, however I知 not even sure where a 12 volt socket is located in a 2019 Thor Freedom Elite 26HE. If anyone knows please let me know, I致e looked everywhere. Thanks
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Old 12-01-2018, 03:37 AM   #2
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You should have on in the cockpit dash.... usually in the middle section. You can also add a 12 volt socket or wire the inverter directly and install an on/off switch.
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Old 12-01-2018, 06:47 AM   #3
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You should have on in the cockpit dash.... usually in the middle section. You can also add a 12 volt socket or wire the inverter directly and install an on/off switch.
If on the dash, does it pull from truck battery or the 12 volt RV battery? Thanks
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Old 12-01-2018, 01:07 PM   #4
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Not sure but I think mine pulls from the "coach" battery. I know my radio works off of the coach (not the "chassis" = Ford engine battery)

Plug something and turn your store switch on the coach ON and OFF and see what happens.
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Old 12-01-2018, 04:44 PM   #5
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On my class C 31W the dash 12V runs off the chassis battery.
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:21 PM   #6
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And it's hot when the vehicle is off so I have to remember nit to leave a charger plugged in when storing.
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Old 12-01-2018, 10:37 PM   #7
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My Freedom Elite 30FE has 2 12v sockets in the dash and one in the glove box.
I wanted a 12v socket in the cabin so I added one in the side of the cabinet in the entry door.
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The power to the socket can be turned off (center switch) and on the right is two USB charging ports.
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Old 12-02-2018, 12:07 PM   #8
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After some advice from the forums and watching a few videos on YouTube, I知 going to try a small 300 watt inverter to just power small things such as a phone charging and my PC, however I知 not even sure where a 12 volt socket is located in a 2019 Thor Freedom Elite 26HE. If anyone knows please let me know, I致e looked everywhere. Thanks
That's exactly what I bought for our 26HE. The wife has used it for her laptop. I recommend buying the 12 volt extension cord to go with it. If you buy the inverter from Amazon it'll be a "buy together" option that lists it for about nine bucks.

You should have two sockets on the dash.
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Old 12-02-2018, 04:58 PM   #9
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That's exactly what I bought for our 26HE. The wife has used it for her laptop. I recommend buying the 12 volt extension cord to go with it. If you buy the inverter from Amazon it'll be a "buy together" option that lists it for about nine bucks.

You should have two sockets on the dash.
Years ago I bought a 12V charger for a HP laptop. Cost WAY more than a small inverted for the regular AC charger.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:51 PM   #10
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In my 2018 Axis the power port (cigarate lighter) is connected to the chassis battery with a 30 amp fuse under the hood electrical box.
So I connected the 30 amp circuit to a 12 branch sub panel. Then branched from sub panel off to original power port. Then directly attached the inverter as well as 4 dual USB ports. I will try to include the pictures with this post.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:55 PM   #11
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In my 2018 Axis the power port (cigarate lighter) is connected to the chassis battery with a 30 amp fuse under the hood electrical box.
So I connected the 30 amp circuit to a 12 branch sub panel. Then branched from sub panel off to original power port. Then directly attached the inverter as well as 4 dual USB ports. I will try to include the pictures with this post.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:00 PM   #12
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The other area that I also installed a sub panel was to make the TV and entertainment center over the door run all on 12 volt.
So I will include the pict of it as well.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:03 PM   #13
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:46 PM   #14
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Looks very nice! Great job
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:20 PM   #15
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So I connected the 30 amp circuit to a 12 branch sub panel. Then branched from sub panel off to original power port. Then directly attached the inverter as well as 4 dual USB ports.
Great job Robert. Consider it stolen (oops, don't tell the IP Police) Thx. <grin>
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