Jump to content

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀


    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  

12 volt wiring

Recommended Posts

I was wondering how you guys wire your houses for 12 v. I already have the ceiling lights finished with each side wired seperate from the other so I could hook up to two batteries if needed. When it comes to wiring I am a novice.

I want to build some sort of shelf to get the vex off the floor (to prevent a stiff neck). My main question is does anyone wire any terminals near the holes to hook the clips up on a vex/aquaview? or should I just keep using their own batteries? Would it be dangerous having small terminals around verses cigerette lighter outlets?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

TV Boy

If it was me, I'd just use the Vex Battery(ies). Simpler, neater, safer.

If you want to make power available to tap - go w/ the cigarette lighter style outlets. Have open terminals is asking for an accident - any thing metal that comes along - say an ice dipper handle - and makes contact with both terminals ( + & -, Red and Black, etc) is going to ground out, cause sparking, possibly even blow your battery system (battery acid is corrosive and will burn you). Kind of like if you are attempting to jump start a car, and you touch both cables together.....

My $.02


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I’ve never done anything with mine. I store it standing up and in the fall change the oil if I remember. Haven’t had any issues yet. 
    • I had problems with my 02. I found that the plug on the truck side going to the plug at the bumper was corroded. I hope that made sense I cleaned it up and put dielectric grease on it.    
    • I would put some Seafoam in the ga.........................  oh never mind. 😁
    • I rode the trails around big lake today, mostly to get used to the new trails. trails were awesome, they must have groomed last night, rode to becker and back and some other playing around. all in all I put on 42 miles today. I will ride into the orrock area tomorrow. don't ride that much around here anymore, mostly aitkin co. now. looks like the trails around the sand dunes look good, I will give it a shot tomorrow.
    • I'm guessing not much. I know the one pounders threads can start to rust in a humid environment, but am not sure if that would be an issue if still attached? I know nothing about propane augers,  is there an oil tank to keep the engine lubed? And if so, does it need to be refreshed or drained every once in a while? It's not like you need to worry about bad gas gumming up the system.   Mostly,  I'm just replying to give you something to read TJ. Hopefully somebody else will chime in with more knowledge.  
    • Possibility of moisture getting into them after washing the stove top and around the burners? My wife is good at that.
    • I get it, like the woman in the commercial. You are clever. 
    • Fleet Farm currently has Kingsford 15.4lb x 2 for $8.  About the same per pound as the summer sales.
    • We have a 6 year old Frigidare gas range and the ignitors on the top burners seem to be controlled by a ghost.  Sometimes one doesn't work, sometimes another.  Any ideas?   Thanks for your time. Tom
    • Make sure the adapter wiring matches the diagram on the cover of your female plug-in on your truck too.  Some use the center pin for backup lights,  yet others it is an auxiliary.  Also make sure that the lobe on the male is lining up with the lobe on the female plug-in too.