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Old 01-23-2019, 05:18 PM   #1
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What is outlet used for?

Can someone tell me what this "cigarette lighter" connection is for?
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Just a convenient 12 volt outlet.
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Old 01-23-2019, 05:22 PM   #3
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Just a convenient 12 volt outlet.
What would you plug in there?
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Agree, a 12v auxiliary outlet. Good for a few things like a spot light. 20 years ago they were big but in 2019 less usage as USB charge ports are used instead.
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Agree, a 12v auxiliary outlet. Good for a few things like a spot light. 20 years ago they were big but in 2019 less usage as USB charge ports are used instead.
Ok, thanks. I'm going to replace it with a dual coax plate: One for satellite and one for TV. Don't think I'll ever use a 12v auxiliary outlet.

Any special way to cap it off? Looks like it plugs in in 3 or 4 places on the wall plate.
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I think back in the day...rvs were no stranger to 12v TVs. Most rvs didn’t have inverters...so if you couldn’t power it by 12v or propane...the only time you could use it was plugged in to shore power.

The antenna amp requires 12vdc, so it was a very convenient location for a 12v power outlet to run that very special 12v tv.
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For 12v televisions.
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Had a 12v TV/VCR combo back in the day when the kids were small. State of the art
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12 volt led tv's are available most everywhere tvs are sold. I use the 12v outlet for my 12v led flat tv. you can also plug a usb adapter plug into it and charge things, I would keep it. I can run my tv and Dish Tailgater, with inverter when camping with no hook ups.
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If you ever boondock you may want to keep it for charging your cell phone.
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What would you plug in there?
mine had a DC tv plugged into it
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I think back in the day...rvs were no stranger to 12v TVs. Most rvs didn’t have inverters...so if you couldn’t power it by 12v or propane...the only time you could use it was plugged in to shore power.

The antenna amp requires 12vdc, so it was a very convenient location for a 12v power outlet to run that very special 12v tv.
Ok, thanks. I'm going to replace it with a dual coax plate: One for satellite and one for TV. Don't think I'll ever use a 12v auxiliary outlet.

Any special way to cap off the wires? Looks like it plugs in in 2 places on the back of the wall plate.
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looks like that's what you have. I tried the same thing and had trouble getting my satellite, Dish Tailgater work, it doesn't like very many connections. I went from the dish to the outlet on the outside of my trailer then that went to the dish box. then to the wall outlet then to my tv and it wouldn't work, all new stuff .when I contacted dish they said to many connections will kill it. I ran a line from the dish to the box and it worked fine.
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Ok, thanks. I'm going to replace it with a dual coax plate: One for satellite and one for TV. Don't think I'll ever use a 12v auxiliary outlet.

Any special way to cap off the wires? Looks like it plugs in in 2 places on the back of the wall plate.
If it has the little button and green light...you don’t want to replace it. The power to the antenna for signal amp is built-in. They make a different model which has a signal strength indicator in it...but if you have a powered antenna booster...you will have bad performance if you just replace with a dual coax.

The CATV connection and OTA are switched there as well.
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