Looking for multiple 12VDC sockets
I have a 2004 Bonneville SE, and I'm looking for a solution to all the 12-VDC power cords for GPS, XM Satellite, Radar Detector, cell phone charger, and other 12VDC equipment that seems to be breeding at night, in my vehicle.
Ordinarily, I would consider cutting the big, clunky cigarette-lighter plugs off each power cable, and hard-wiring them to a 12VDC bus hidden up under the dash. But the GPS plug contains the FM traffic receiver, the XM power cord contains an FM modulator, and so on, the cell-phone charger plug reduces voltage for the phone, and so on. So cutting off the bulky plug-ends would cripple those devices.
So I'm looking to mount a couple 4-way multiple-socket 12VDC adapter gangs under the dash, with the gang-units themselves hard-wired to 12VDC somewhere under the dash, so as to leave the standard dashboard lighter socket free and avoid having to daisy-chain them.
None of the devices I need to plug in, is, itself a high-current device. And collectively, they only total about 6-8 amps when everything is turned on.
Does anyone know if there'* a suitable source for 12VDC power, anywhere under the dash (preferable switched off with the ignition key) from which I can pick up the 12VDC with a fused cable, that can safely handle 10 amps max or so, or will I need to go forward under the hood, or back to the rear-seat for the battery, to get the needed power for the gang-units? I'm thinking of installing a 4-socket unit on each side of the center console.
Thanks for any suggestions.