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Date Registered: 05-2017
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Auxilliary power sockets always on.


Hi All,
I run an engel fridge in the back of the XTrail. I need it to stay running during short stops, so the aux. sockets need to be powered all the time. Here’s how.
I have the ST XTrail so my solution may vary in other models due to variation in the fuse layout.
Directly below the power socket fuse is a blank space marked driving lamp. Also 15 amp but powered from the battery. You need to get the supply side of this fuse to the load side of the power socket fuse via. a 15A fuse. Jaycar have a ‘Blade Fuse Wire Tap Adaptor’ for a mini blade fuse. ($4.95)
Two are needed and one 15A fuse. The first one has the fuse mounted in the fuse 2 position. (supplies the fly lead). This is plugged into the spare ‘driving lamp’ socket with the cable pointing down. There is just enough clearance to the relay on the left. The second one does not have a fuse mounted in either socket but must have a bridge between ‘Out 1 and Out2’. This is then mounted in the power socket fuse position with the cable pointing up. The final thing to do is join the two fly leads together. This powers the Aux. sockets from the battery through the 15A fuse.
 
Fairly compact solution and no wiring changes.
 



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...and also no battery protection from being left on and completely draining it.
Make sure the fridge has this protection built-in or add a device between the fridge and the aux power socket to do it.

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That's correct Kev. All the battery protection is external to the sockets.

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Date Registered: 03-2014
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quote:

krocjp wrote:

Hi All,
I run an engel fridge in the back of the XTrail. I need it to stay running during short stops, so the aux. sockets need to be powered all the time. Here’s how.
I have the ST XTrail so my solution may vary in other models due to variation in the fuse layout.
Directly below the power socket fuse is a blank space marked driving lamp. Also 15 amp but powered from the battery. You need to get the supply side of this fuse to the load side of the power socket fuse via. a 15A fuse. Jaycar have a ‘Blade Fuse Wire Tap Adaptor’ for a mini blade fuse. ($4.95)
Two are needed and one 15A fuse. The first one has the fuse mounted in the fuse 2 position. (supplies the fly lead). This is plugged into the spare ‘driving lamp’ socket with the cable pointing down. There is just enough clearance to the relay on the left. The second one does not have a fuse mounted in either socket but must have a bridge between ‘Out 1 and Out2’. This is then mounted in the power socket fuse position with the cable pointing up. The final thing to do is join the two fly leads together. This powers the Aux. sockets from the battery through the 15A fuse.
 
Fairly compact solution and no wiring changes.
 




Any chance you could take a couple of photos of what you have done as I would like to do the same for my fridge?



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Hi Scott X-3615 ,
Sorry for the delay in responding to your post. I've been away travelling.
If you or anyone else would like some pics of this modification, Send me a private message with your email address and I will be happy to oblige.
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Date Registered: 08-2020
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I'm going to have a go at this mod soon but as an additional safety measure I'll be putting a low voltage cut-out into the circuit to protect the starter battery from discharging too far.

So far I have purchased the 2x fuse taps and 15A fuse for a grand total of $5.50 from an ebay seller (come as a package for the 2x taps and 2x 15A fuses).

Planning on purchasing the 'Arrid AVC High & Low Voltage Cut Out Device' to place under the dash in-line on the circuit from https://www.12volt.com.au/ for $25.

Already have upgraded the exy starter battery to the 75d23 larger capacity model for the extra fridge load. Will also use the solar blanket when running the fridge where possible although its really just to keep it running for day trips. For longer trips I'll just pack the arkpak.

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Date Registered: 08-2020
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andre307 wrote:

I'm going to have a go at this mod soon but as an additional safety measure I'll be putting a low voltage cut-out into the circuit to protect the starter battery from discharging too far.

So far I have purchased the 2x fuse taps and 15A fuse for a grand total of $5.50 from an ebay seller (come as a package for the 2x taps and 2x 15A fuses).

Planning on purchasing the 'Arrid AVC High & Low Voltage Cut Out Device' to place under the dash in-line on the circuit from https://www.12volt.com.au/ for $25.

Already have upgraded the exy starter battery to the 75d23 larger capacity model for the extra fridge load. Will also use the solar blanket when running the fridge where possible although its really just to keep it running for day trips. For longer trips I'll just pack the arkpak.



Update: Couldn't get the low voltage cutout (discontinued product) so wired it up without it. Fair amount of voltage drop in the cabling so have to put the battery protection on Low/Medium otherwise the fridge won't start.

This was only temporary anyway until I run the dedicated wiring. Still a great quick solution emoticon

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