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Dodge caravan: lower power outlet (only one on my 2006 caravan)

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lower power outlet (only one on my 2006 caravan) lost power yesterday. i checked the fuses, replaced the #6. still no power.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.
Hello I willhelp yopu with your question, Try fuse #5 that is the other fuse for the outlets. Let me know what you find Thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I know which one is fuse number 5?
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.
Sorry I thought if you knew 6 you would know 5. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/26725849/5.pdf You can see 6 is the one that has a choice of 2 positions and 5 is to the right of 6. Let me know if you have power to BOTH testpoints on the back of BOTH fuses. Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No thanks. I found#5. It was blown. Replaced it and it works.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is that item always gonna blow #5?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry I am I only know enough to be dangerous. How do I test the fuses?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Does it matter which 2 holes I use for #6?
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.
I am sorry I am not being notified of your replies
So #5 was blown and everything works now?
You have an adapter plug that is blowing the fuse?
Let me know so I can help
Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Right. I have a 3 hole splitter. Off of that I was running a 150 watt power inverter and a phone charger, maybe 2 chargers.
How do I test the fuses except by visual exam?
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.
That could be the problem. If there is not enough support for the splitter or the 150 watt inverter might be enough to blow the fuse. If you need AC power I would have an inverter installed directly from the battery, the outlet does not have enough capacity for full time use. Let me know how I can help Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.
I am sorry I am unable to speak on the phone.
Let me know how I can help you here
Thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can I attach in this inverter directly to the battery and then run the cable into the cab?
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.
Yes, the best way is to use a relay with a fused feed to the inverter.
See if the setup blows the fuse again. You know where it is now and if you need power you can install a 350 watt from the battery through a dedicated fuse.
Let me know if it blows again and watch out for the adapter shorting between the center and the shell of the outlet.
Thanks

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