12 Volt Outlet - Battery Direct
Optional 12 volt outlets make charging accessories such as phones, cameras and computers easy.
- Always on, no need to have key in the ignition to get power
- Heavy gauge wire
- 7.5 amp fuse
For quiet, easy, and convenient charging, consider adding our optional 12 Volt outlet to your vehicle
If you are thinking "why bother, didn't Honda include outlets in my Element?" keep in mind that while the EX trim models have a outlet in the right rear corner of the cargo area and on the dash - the key must be must be in the ignition, and turned on to get power at the outlet.
Unfortunately, with the ignition on, if any door or hatch is open the reminder chime will ring regularly and loudly to let you know not to leave your keys. This is usually not appreciated by fellow campers. Honda did not include a rear out let on LX and DX trim models, just one on the dash.
The Ursa Minor installed outlet is wired separately from any Honda wiring, so you won't need a key in the ignition.
This optional outlet draws power from the vehicle battery, and is not intended to power any household appliances runnning on AC through an inventer. The time it takes to kill the vehicle battery using any outlet in the vehicle is dependent on the condition of the battery and the power consumption of the accessory plugged in. Charging a phone will typically not kill a car battery, but running a small refridgerator will if it is working hard due to high temperatures in the car for.
12 Volt, DC
10 amp (fused)