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Old 06-17-2015, 02:06 PM
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Re: GC-12 volt outlet in rear quarter panel

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Permanent. I have an Overland diesel with QL so the space under the drivers seat is out of the question. That basically leaves the spare tire compartment. I molded a form out of 2 part expanded urethane to hold the battery and electronics which is then strapped to the spare tire. Everything is connected with Anderson power connectors for easy removal should I ever actually have to use my spare. Here are a few pictures. Attachment 57329Attachment 57330Attachment 57331

I like your work, very detailed oriented, nice job

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Re: GC-12 volt outlet in rear quarter panel

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Permanent. I have an Overland diesel with QL so the space under the drivers seat is out of the question. That basically leaves the spare tire compartment. I molded a form out of 2 part expanded urethane to hold the battery and electronics which is then strapped to the spare tire. Everything is connected with Anderson power connectors for easy removal should I ever actually have to use my spare. Here are a few pictures.
Looks like a workable idea. Where do you get the B+ with enough amperage to keep the auxiliary battery charged? How do you run that lead? What gauge wire is the B+ charging line?
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Re: GC-12 volt outlet in rear quarter panel

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Looks like a workable idea. Where do you get the B+ with enough amperage to keep the auxiliary battery charged? How do you run that lead? What gauge wire is the B+ charging line?

All the main power and ground connections are 4 gauge welding cable. The aux battery is charged using a CTEK Dual DC-to-DC charger. Because the Jeep has a variable input "smart" alternator the CTEK is connected to the main battery through the solar input which is designed to handle variable voltage. However that input does not have an automatic cutoff so I had to add an 80 amp relay in between. The relay is powered by the rear 12v outlet on the passenger side (set to only be hot when the car is on) so the aux battery does not drain the main battery when the ignition is off.


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Look in your Owner's Manual on page 290 or 292 for a fuse layout diagram. For 2013 GCs, it is fuse M7. It can be moved left or right one position. I believe the right position sets it to be always powered.
Thanks. Just moved M7 to the right and now the rear receptacle is powered all the time.

Btw, the fuse layout positions are upside-down in my Users Guide. Don't have the manual.

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