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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Electricity.

In this Badge Bit, you will install a 12 volt DC power outlet.





A source for these 2 parts. McMaster Carr


Some other reliable sources for other types of DC connectors.

https://www.digikey.com/products/en/connectors-interconnects/terminal-blocks-power-distribution/412

https://www.alliedelec.com/application-specific-connectors/dc-power-connectors/

https://www.mouser.com/Connectors/Solar-Connectors-Photovoltaic-Connectors/_/N-79syi

Some related articles.
     
  - How to Wire an Extra 12 Volt Outlet in a Car
  - 12v RV Circuits 102 - Adding Outlets

Some useful info about choosing wire size.

https://www.wireandcabletips.com/what-is-ampacity/

https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/12-volt-wire-loss-chart-d_1689.html


To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - install a 12 volt DC outlet

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture where no 12 volt DC outlet existed before
   - a picture during the 12 volt DC outlet installation
   - an after picture action shot of the 12 volt DC outlet working
   - OR post a 2 minute video of you installing the 12 volt DC outlet and it working
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finally got most of my 12v system set up

here i am using a Blue Sea System Accessory Panel - 4363

here i am charging my head lamp.
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showing before the 12v outlet was installed
showing before the 12v outlet was installed
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12v outlet installed without wiring hooked up
12v outlet installed without wiring hooked up
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10 awg marine wire hooked up with crimp on connecters
10 awg marine wire hooked up with crimp on connecters
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head lamp charging
head lamp charging
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I installed an outlet in our storage shed. This has been one of my first electricity project before and I was very pleased with how simple it was
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Desired outlet place
Desired outlet place
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Support
Support
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Hole for the wires
Hole for the wires
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Secured
Secured
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Wired
Wired
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Charging my power supply
Charging my power supply
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Note: You are using the 5v/USB outlet, please show the 12v outlet working.

 
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Took a bit of time but I finally got to finishing up this one. Here is a pic showing the 12 volt outlet sending juice to our power converter.
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