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Posted By: 89B150 Lighter lost power 89 B150 - November 10th 2020 12:36 am
My 12 v power outlet-lighter lost power , I don’t see any blown fuses.
Any suggestions to fix it?
Posted By: Scrojira Re: Lighter lost power 89 B150 - November 10th 2020 1:52 am
It could just be a faulty outlet. Get a multimeter or test light and test the wires connected to it.
Posted By: 89B150 Re: Lighter lost power 89 B150 - November 11th 2020 12:03 am
Power is dead to positive wire.
I checked it.
Posted By: Scrojira Re: Lighter lost power 89 B150 - November 11th 2020 5:03 pm
If you don't feel like chasing gremlins, the easiest thing to do would be to find another constant hot wire coming and splice in a new power lead. Even easier would be to use an Add-a-fuse to your horn fuse and run the new wire from there.
Posted By: 89B150 Re: Lighter lost power 89 B150 - November 12th 2020 11:39 pm
Awesome great idea!
Thank you.
Posted By: wrcsixeight Re: Lighter lost power 89 B150 - November 13th 2020 7:33 pm
I started having some weirdness a while back, and it turned out the fuses were not blown, but that there was so much oxidation built up between the fuse and the fuse receptacle no current was passing. Rather aggressive cleaning was needed, 400 grit sandpaper on a q tip.

The Ciggy plugs are also prone to such oxidation, where the ground prongs cannot make contact with teh inner body of the receptacle.

Ciggy plugs and receptacles are very poor electrical connections. I refuse to have them pass more than 60 watts continuous these days.

If you are running higher wattage items via a ciggy plug, problems will happen, its just a matter of time.

but it is an ubiquitous connection, convenient. When I have to use one I make sure it is fed 10 or 12awg wire directly from the battery, fused at the battery.

More voltage reaching devices makes them work better, more efficiently, as there is less loss of wattage as heat inside the wiring and or connector.

Some Small 120 and 150 watt inverters will come with a ciggy plug. If actually asked for 150 watts through a ciggy plug, things will not go well. Always best to hook inverters close to the battery over fat copper wires.
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