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Adding 12v Socket Wiring

Discussion in 'Capri 22 Repair & Maintenance' started by pointbreak805, Feb 12, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. pointbreak805

    pointbreak805

    Joined Apr 30, 2017
    10 posts, 0 likes
    Hi guys,

    I have an 89 Capri 22 with the stock electrical panel. Looking to add a 12v socket for charging phones, etc.

    My plan now is to just hook it up to one of the spare accessory slots on the panel, my question where should I send the ground for this to? It appears that the negative wires for the nav lights and cabin lights are just spliced together or something and sent to the battery?

    Wondering what the best way to do this is. Should I add a bus bar which connects to the battery and send all my grounds there? I plan on adding a tiller pilot later on.

    Thanks,
    Chris
     


  2. jeepbluetj

    jeepbluetj

    Joined Jan 18, 2016
    395 posts, 103 likes
    Catalina 30
    US SoCal Dana Point


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  3. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    4,125 posts, 1,064 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    :plus:For the ground bus bar. Use ring connectors with heat shrink adhesive. You’ll do it once and right.
     



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