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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-01-2017, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Constant 12V accessory in rear?

We have an ARB fridge freezer. So far, most of our trips with the KL have been day types and/or cool nights where we haven't needed to maintain power to the fridge over night (when the Jeep isn't running). As such, the rear accessory outlet has worked for us just fine. However, with summer and longer trips coming, I need to power the fridge while the KL is off.

Before I run a dedicated line, or start tearing into the Jeep... I was hoping y'all could save me some time if you have already solved this.

...also, I know ARB recommends a larger ampacity than most accessory plugs allow for, but I have measured the actual draw and it is only over 3 amps at start-up and for a very brief moment. Our JKU's rear plug is powered all the time and has worked without fail for years.

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I'd have to dig out my owners manual, but I though I saw you just have to switch a fuse position to have that plug "hot all the time".

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I'd have to dig out my owners manual, but I though I saw you just have to switch a fuse position to have that plug "hot all the time".
Well, that would be AWESOME!

I think I have one on PDF here on my work PC (Wife has the KL today). I'll check it out shortly.

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Well, that would be AWESOME!

I think I have one on PDF here on my work PC (Wife has the KL today). I'll check it out shortly.
Not knowing your MY, here's what the 2016 manual says :
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Klondike is a late 16... This is so awesome! I was WAY over thinking this and even trash-talked Jeep a bit. This is actually a much better design.

Thanks so much for the awesome help on this @Mark_ and @Fj4080!
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<snip>I was WAY over thinking this and even trash-talked Jeep a bit. <snip>
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Klondike is a late 16... This is so awesome! I was WAY over thinking this and even trash-talked Jeep a bit. This is actually a much better design.

Thanks so much for the awesome help on this @Mark_ and @Fj4080!
I'm no expert on these Cherokee's, but glad to help

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This worked like a champ BTW! Thanks again.

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