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Need to run a cooler for about a day and a half. 12 volt socket max current

Tue May 09, 2017 1:06 pm

Hi folks. I need to be able to run a little fridge cooler for about a day and a half. (Long story) This is a small Dan Foss unit with a 5 amp draw and a duty cycle of about 1/3. Two questions.

* What is the 12 volt accessory socket rated for.
* What is the procedure for the car activation where the 12 volt socket is activated but hopefully car still "off" or at least not in ready. etc. Not sure I am explaining myself well so bare with me.

Thanks all.

PS, I think I asked something like this a while back but can't find it or the response...plus I wasn't sure of all my cooler numbers at the time.

John
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Re: Need to run a cooler for about a day and a half. 12 volt coket max current

Tue May 09, 2017 1:43 pm

Couldn't you run it right off the 12V battery? That would have the least amount of extra drain. Supposedly the 2015+ models are better about keeping the 12V charged off the traction battery, but I don't know that for sure.
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Re: Need to run a cooler for about a day and a half. 12 volt coket max current

Tue May 09, 2017 1:58 pm

10 amps for the accessory socket, but it's off when the car is off. You'd need to leave the car in Ready Mode, because even running right off the 12 volt battery you'd kill it before the car tried to charge it.
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Re: Need to run a cooler for about a day and a half. 12 volt coket max current

Tue May 09, 2017 2:00 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:10 amps for the accessory socket, but it's off when the car is off. You'd need to leave the car in Ready Mode, because even running right off the 12 volt battery you'd kill it before the car tried to charge it.

Exactly. It can and should work just fine. But you'll have to leave the car on.
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Re: Need to run a cooler for about a day and a half. 12 volt coket max current

Tue May 09, 2017 2:19 pm

IssacZachary wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:10 amps for the accessory socket, but it's off when the car is off. You'd need to leave the car in Ready Mode, because even running right off the 12 volt battery you'd kill it before the car tried to charge it.

Exactly. It can and should work just fine. But you'll have to leave the car on.


Thanks for the replies so far all.

So yah I kinda thought so. Lets define "on" as opposed to ready. I know it has to do with the number of times you push the on button and wether the brake is pressed when you do this. So, "on" or "ready". My definition of ready is car will move if I put it in gear. I have always been a little fuzzy on this terminology...and how to actually achieve this.

Thanks all.

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Re: Need to run a cooler for about a day and a half. 12 volt socket max current

Tue May 09, 2017 3:18 pm

You can't use the Accessory (misnamed!) mode or the in-between mode you get when you start the car with foot off brake. It HAS TO BE in Ready mode: foot on brake when car is started, yellow-green car icon lit on dash. You may be able to lock the car like that.
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Re: Need to run a cooler for about a day and a half. 12 volt socket max current

Tue May 09, 2017 3:30 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:.... You may be able to lock the car like that.

Yes you can, use either the remote or what I do, push the outside door handle button. It does NOT work to lock the car via the inside door button, as soon as you close the door it unlocks :x
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Re: Need to run a cooler for about a day and a half. 12 volt socket max current

Tue May 09, 2017 4:45 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:You can't use the Accessory (misnamed!) mode or the in-between mode you get when you start the car with foot off brake. It HAS TO BE in Ready mode: foot on brake when car is started, yellow-green car icon lit on dash. You may be able to lock the car like that.


OK. So I played with it a bit and the 12 volt accessory plug power powers up in the "Accessory mod" (foot not on brake start. BUT my guess is you are going to tell me that if I do this the DC to DC converter is not engaged and I will kill the 12 volt battery. Yes?????
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Re: Need to run a cooler for about a day and a half. 12 volt socket max current

Tue May 09, 2017 4:56 pm

Yes. The 12 volt battery will die in any mode except Ready.
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Re: Need to run a cooler for about a day and a half. 12 volt socket max current

Tue May 09, 2017 5:37 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:Yes. The 12 volt battery will die in any mode except Ready.


Thanks man. As per normal, everyone has been helpful. Love this board.

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