Re: 12V supply near 24V panel on Amel 54

Mark Pitt
 

I use the Anker PowerDrive 5 USB chargers with 5 ports and 24  volt capabiliiy (actually 12-30 volts).  They come with a 2 foot wire connecting the charger and cigarette plug so it reaches further.  I am not sure if there are sold any longer.  But Jelley Comb has a 6 port charger with the same input voltages on Amazon for $12.74. 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0141Y4IRG/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?pd_rd_i=B0141Y4IRG&pd_rd_w=Gx6Q4&pf_rd_p=45a72588-80f7-4414-9851-786f6c16d42b&pd_rd_wg=qYZqq&pf_rd_r=K3H3Q1GQ5W51A7A3XPSC&pd_rd_r=18e903f5-e704-47de-a951-5131590be64a&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExNDVaR0E3T0tROEZRJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDYwOTU2M0s4ODUzUlVBMFpYSiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNTE4Njg0M0lMR1UxTzZJV1RTTyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2RldGFpbCZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU&th=1

Mark

"Sabbatical III" SM419, Wickford, Rhode Island


On 10/3/2019 12:54 PM, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io wrote:
We found these, that work on 12 or 24 volt input (8-30).
The lowest price I saw was on eBay.
https://www.ravpower.com/p/ravpower-24w-4.8a-dual-usb-car-adapter.html

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Oct 3, 2019, at 12:11 PM, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:

I often hang a light-sensitive David Megalight 6 feet above the cockpit while at anchor.  I provide the 12 volts required with this item from Amazon:

"24V to 12V Step Down Converter,60W 5A BUENNUS 24V DC to DC 12V Power Transformer Turn 24V Trucks Cigarette Lighter Male Plug to 12V Female Socket Adapter for 12V" ($25.99)

This step down converter has a 24V male cigarette lighter (banana) plug an one end and a 12 volt female cigarette lighter plug at the other.  You can cut off the male end and replace it with an Italian 3-pin Type L plug so it fits into the fan outlets and the outlets at the nav station and adjacent to the companionway stairs.  I just use a Italian 3-pin to cigarette lighter pig tail that I made up.  With this I can use 12 volt accessories anywhere in the boat where there is a 24 volt outlet.

Mark Pitt
"Sabbatical III" SM419, Wickford, Rhode Island

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