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post #1 of 7 Old 07-18-2012, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
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Get oem acc. outlet or make my own?

Just getting some opinion. Right now it looks like i want an outlet up front, and every connector i have with the exception of my battery tender is a cigarette lighter.

Is it worth the 60 bucks for OEM? I was thinking of connecting a walmart/autozone/whatever plug, drilling a hole in a flat spot, and running it to the battery with an inline fuse. I've got wires, just need an inline fuse (i think radioshack plugs come with a fuse holder and i would just put whatever amps i need in it)

Uses: primarily a cellphone charger and a slime air compressor to keep the tires aired up whenever i need 'em inflated.

Any reason to pay for the oem? Or would a radioshack plug be just fine?

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-18-2012, 07:17 AM
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No reason to go OEM. The two on my '07 were from Wal-Mart.


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post #4 of 7 Old 07-28-2012, 11:49 AM
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Ditto on the cheap cigarette type outlets. Mind you, even with a rubber cap on them they can get a bit corroded after a while. But they still work. I even picked up a two headed jump cord so I can run the GPS and charge the phone.
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-28-2012, 12:24 PM
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Ditto on the cheap cigarette type outlets. Mind you, even with a rubber cap on them they can get a bit corroded after a while. But they still work. I even picked up a two headed jump cord so I can run the GPS and charge the phone.
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I use a double outlet from Oreileys.They are water proof??,and they last me about 1 year and then they get to corroded to ues.I put bullet type connectors on them so replacement only takes around 5 minutes AND they only cost around $10 !!!.


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post #7 of 7 Old 07-28-2012, 02:49 PM
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I just googled 'marine power outlets' and found Oprtonics outlet for $5.95. That's about the same cost as the cheapies from Auto zone and probably a better choice!
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