'92 Cummins Ram - Super sexy build thread
I went ahead and took care of the unreliable wiring situation to the rear of my 4Runner. I chose to avoid driving all over town and piecing together a solution and picked up the ARB fridge wiring loom from Sierra Expeditions.
One can really see the difference between the OEM 12V wires running to the rear of my 3rd gen and the new 10 awg provided in the kit.
I attached the new Hella type receptacle to the side of my storage box, avoiding a new hole in my cargo area. Upon plugging in the universal DC adapter provided with the Edgestar, it was obvious the cheap plug would loose contact with ANY sort of jiggling. A new Hella plug was immediately ordered (one with much better contact area), and I am pleased to say it actually locks in there as advertised. It actually takes a bit of effort to get the thing unplugged.
The internals of the Hella plug also allow you to screw in the preexisting ring connectors that came inside the universal plug. This will come in handy if I ever need to quickly switch back over to cigarette lighter mode when using the unit in another vehicle. I'm interested to see if this changes the performance characteristics of the "budget minded" fridge.
KJ6FWX '99 4Runner Limited 4WD E-Locked
Took my fridge out of the jeep the other day to discover one of the plastic hinges was completely cracked. We had a family get together where people were getting in and out and I blame kids. I'm in the process of making some new metal hinges instead
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2000 Jeep Cherokee XJ
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ
Does anyone know of a good source to get the 12v DC adapter plugs? The part that plugs in to your cigarette lighter (12v DC socket) is easy to find obviously, but I'm looking for the "plugs" that plug into the fridge/freezer unit. I simply need to make some longer leads for our fridge/freezer.
I would hope that most brands use the same plug, but I'm not certain. Thanks!!! )
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Search around for the best price on it. IIRC I bought mine at Cabelas.
2002 4Runner 4wd. Dual Yellotops, Yaesu ft7900, Cobra 75, 43qt Edgestar freezer, Hella500's HID, 1000w Xentrex inverter, superflow 12v compressor, Wilson cellphone booster, Roof Mounted Solar Panel
Quality stuff. HELLA plug also known as a BMW plug.
But where we gonna find rubber pants our size?
Any difference between a 45 and a 65 in power drawn from the battery?
1997-Lexus-LX-450-Hankook Maximum Traction 34"x12.5"x16"
1997-Venturcraft Camper Trailer-Hankook Maximum Traction 32"x9.5"x16"