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Running A 12V Cool Box Straight From The Battery


Marc Rigden
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Does anyone see an issue running a 12v cool box straight off the battery terminals. The cool box is a dual 12/240v unit and I have a lead that has crocodile clips one end and a cigarette socket on the other.

 

Marc

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Not at all, just make sure you don't flatten the battery, and have a means to recharge it if you need to.

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Cheers, I'll still be using the hook up so the caravan battery charger should keep the battery topped up

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The cool box "official" method of connection utilises

a circuit to stop taking current from the battery in

case you forget, some car cigarette lighter sockets

limit current draw as well.

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If you're on hook up why not just plug it into the 240v circuit!

Andrew

I was wondering the same thing.

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The reason behind this is all three of the 240v sockets are fitted to the offside of the van and I want the cool box in the awning so unless I fit an external socket on the near side or run an extension cable from one of the sockets.

 

The nearest power source is the battery

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