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Multiple Outlet Hookup For 12-Volt Accessories
Daniel M. Swanson, Cambridge, Ill.: "With ever-increasing demand in the tractor for 12-volt power - grain drill monitor, grinder scale, sprayer monitor, etc. - I came up with a simple idea that makes hookups a lot easier. I simply connected a common 110-volt AC outlet, with ground, to the tractor battery and then attached 3-prong plugs to the monitors so I can plug them into it. Makes hookups easy and I can use the tractor battery so no need to worry about having charged-up batteries.
  "To install the outlet, I wired the two ęspades' off the positive post and ground off the negative post. I also wired an in-line fuse into the positive wire side.
  "Not only is this convenient for power monitors and the like, but I can also carry an extension cord with me to run to the 12-volt pump on my diesel fuel transfer tank and to chemical mini-bunk tanks. Very convenient."

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2002 - Volume #26, Issue #3