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12V 10A outlets: Slight smell of burnt copper at 8A. Is the outlet still safe now?

When I accidentally depleted our car battery, I charged it's battery from the inside outlets, using a 0-30V 0-10A bench power supply device. The car has 3 outlets. One individual outlet is rated for ...
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Auxiliary Power Point Repair 2006 Econoline (E-150) Ford Cargo Van

The cigarette/ power point outlet no longer works. Likely I overloaded it. As suggested in the manual, replacing the both 20A fuses for slot 32 and 40 didn't work. All of the interior and most of ...
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2017 Honda EX-T: Bluetooth malfunctioning when charging on car USB

When connecting my iPhone 6s to my Civic's USB power, Bluetooth sound speeds up and slows down erratically and I lose the ability to control volume from the steering wheel and Infotainment screen. The ...
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Solar Charging Car Battery through Cigarette Lighter Outlet?

My vehicle's cigarette lighter outlet is limited to 10 amps output. If charging were limited to less than 10 amps, would solar panel -> charge controller -> cigarette lighter outlet work for charging ...
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12V car outlet gives 4.2V while no key inserted

The 21mm 12V car outlet (originally invented for cigar lighting) can be measured using a multimeter. While the car is in stand-by mode, the multimeter indicates 12.7 Volts. But when the key is ...
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Best way of power desktop speaker in car

I want to power up my Sony SRS-D9 multimedia speakers in car. The speaker system powered by an adaptor which having input : AC 120V-240V~50/60Hz 60W out put : DC 18V 2.6A I am living in India. Here ...
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Cig lighter blown fuse

In my 2001 Honda Odyssey the front ACC socket is blowing the fuse and now both sockets front and back don't work I checked fuse nine on both sides passenger and driver side and they're both good is ...
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Why is a 12V outlet that provides 120W protected by a 20A fuse in my 2015 Forester?

In my 2015 Subaru Forester, the 12V power outlet in the center console says that it is designed to supply loads that draw a max of 120W. To me, this would mean that there should be a max of 10 amps ...
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Are garage outlets for electric cars evolving to 120V/240V/480V or to 30A/90A?

The numbers in this question are for jurisdictions where the voltage delivered by electricity companies (confusingly called "hydro companies" in some places) is at 110V or 120V, and where every power ...
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Semi-permanent power inverter

I'd like to install a semi-permanent 500 watt inverter connected to the car battery for greater power delivery. The battery is in the passenger area, so there's no need to run wiring through the ...
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Audio noise when laptop connected to power inverter and the car's 3.5mm audio jack

On a recent road trip we wanted to have a laptop to play movies while on the road. We brought an Apple MacBook Air, a power inverter (to plug in the laptop's charger into the cigarette lighter), and a ...
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Battery high voltage

I measured my "cigar socket / outlet" with a multimeter. Instead of 12v it had 19v. Is this normal? Is it my voltage regulator, alternator, battery that has problems? Car: Peugeot 307, 2.0 XSI 2003 ...
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What is a good way to hide your cigarette lighter hub?

Like the title states, what would be the best way do hide/disguise a cigarette lighter hub (image below since i dont know the correct name). I drive a 2001 seat ibiza 6k2. A friend of mine put it in ...
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How stable is voltage in a 12V car outlet?

I want to use a Mini-ITX PC board in a car. I plan to use the 12V "cigar" outlet or take the 12V elsewhere, but from the same 12V source that is dedicated to be used for user devices within a car's ...
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What is the amp-hour rating of 2014 Kia Soul base?

I'm going to be doing some camping out of my Kia, and want to make sure I will not run the battery down if I power various gadgets over night via the power adapter ports. Specifically, I need to run ...
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Can I hack a usb cable into the console display in my Vauxhall Meriva?

I tend to use my phone for GPS these days, but it drains the battery something chronic. Rather than having a cable dangling down from the windscreen all the way to the cigarette socket, I was ...
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Will a 12 V cooler box significantly affect the performance/gas mileage of my car?

I have an Apollo brand 12 Volt Cooler/Warmer, designed to plug in to my car's 12 V cigarette lighter. I am wondering if the power this device uses will significantly affect my car's performance or ...
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Series of troubling electrical problems in my '07 Mazda 3. Any ideas?

I'm having a series of what I will call electrical problems with my Mazda 3. I'm not sure if they are interrelated and wanted to get some advice or ideas from you guys. Apologies in advance for the ...
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can i split off another circuit from fuse box to run power to cigarette lighter?

I am not getting any power to my cigarette lighter or to the fuse in the fuse box. I have a 91' Ford Ranger with around 110k miles so other than that and the air conditioning it runs fine. I was ...
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Charger doesn't stay put in cigarette lighter outlet

The cigarette lighter outlet was never designed to be an electrical outlet the way it's commonly used today. Even so, I've yet to find a plug for charging USB devices that fits and doesn't fall out. ...
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2004 Toyota Corolla breaker breaks when I use a power outlet

I have an 04 Corolla. If I plug anything into either of the 2 power outlets it destroys a breaker. I thought about replacing the power outlet, but since it happens to both outlets I think there's ...