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Old 04-30-2016, 07:06 AM   #1
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Blue Ox Patriot 12V power on 2011 JGC

Hi all. Had the Blue Ox Baseplate installed on our Jeep Thursday. Our MH has a 6 pin out to the 6 pin in for toad lights and signals. Everything works fine but our issue is that the Jeep shuts off all 12V power to the power outlets after 30 minutes so the Patriot powers off. I will need to add a 12V constant on power outlet to keep the Patriot powered. Have any other owners come up with a solution for this? Thanks
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Looks like the 12v outlet in the center console is constant on. I'll have to try it with my cell phone charger later on
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Seems to be that way on alot of newer vehicles. The manufacturers have decided we don't need a constant 12VDC power source.
On my 2016 F-150 I ran a 12V recepticle wire through the same grommet in the firewall that I ran the breakaway wire and grounded it to a chassis ground point and the hot directly to the battery so I have a constant hot power point to plug in the Patriot.
If you run the breakaway wire through the window just add a wire to it from the battery and you'll have constant 12V power.
Blue Ox has told me that the Patriot only draws 2 amps when actuating the brake and about .5 amp the rest of the time. The Patriot plug has a 5 amp fuse in the tip so I know it won't be more than that.
I haven't run a charge line to the truck battery yet but will do so in the future IF the battery has a measuable drop in voltage after a trip. I don't think it will though.
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After having my JKU battery die while having the Patriot plugged in while towing, I simply purchased a battery jumper pack with a 12 volt outlet. Lasts all day, rarely gets below 75%. Simply plug it in to recharge at night while hooked to shore power.
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After having my JKU battery die while having the Patriot plugged in while towing, I simply purchased a battery jumper pack with a 12 volt outlet. Lasts all day, rarely gets below 75%. Simply plug it in to recharge at night while hooked to shore power.
tyoneonit- I would be interested in which battery jumper pack you use.
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I got one of these

12 Volt Waterproof Solar Panel Sealed Lead Acid Battery Charger

Plug it in the other ac outlet and place it on the dash board.
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