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can i split off another circuit from fuse box to run power to cigarette lighter?

can i split off another circuit from fuse box to run power to cigarette lighter?
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  1. What fuse controls the cigarette lighter?
  2. How many amps is a cigarette lighter fuse?
  3. Can I use empty fuse slots?
  4. How do I run accessory wire to a fuse box?
  5. Which fuse is for cigarette lighter in Astra?
  6. Why is my lighter not working?
  7. How many amps does a 12V phone charger use?
  8. What is output of car cigarette lighter?
  9. What can a 12V outlet power?
  10. Should I disconnect battery before changing fuse?
  11. Can you put a fuse in the wrong way?
  12. How can you tell if a fuse is constant or switched?

What fuse controls the cigarette lighter?

In most cases, cigarette lighter circuits use 15 amp fuses, but you can check the fuse box in your vehicle to be sure.

How many amps is a cigarette lighter fuse?

The danger you get into if you don't pay attention to your wattage is the possibility of blowing a fuse in your car. For example, a car cigarette lighter fuse has 15 Amps and most cars use a 12V system, you take 15 and multiply it by 12 and you get 180 Watts which is your safety zone.

Can I use empty fuse slots?

Yes, you can use them, but make sure that you put the original non existent fuse in the bottom, don't put a 10A or something in since you don't know what it might power, probably nothing but it may be something that shouldn't be powered.

How do I run accessory wire to a fuse box?

If you are connecting a true automotive accessory, wiring the device is relatively straightforward. Just connect and crimp the power wire from the accessory to the fuse tap, plug the fuse tap into an open slot on the fuse panel, and then secure the ground wire from the accessory to a grounding screw.

Which fuse is for cigarette lighter in Astra?

The fuse you are looking for is fuse 29 in the rear fuse box (REC), behind the left hand side panel of the boot. It is a 15A (blue) one.

Why is my lighter not working?

Look for rust, debris, or dirt.

If you've left a lighter outside for a long period of time the metal wheel on top might be rusted in place. If it won't spin, it won't light. If there is only dirt and debris inside the lighter you might be able to clean it out with your fingers or a pipe cleaner and get it going again.

How many amps does a 12V phone charger use?

A medium amp output 12 volt charger would be in the range of 20 to 50 amps or so, and be used for many applications using about 100 amp hours of battery and up, or applications with a constant amp load (power supply application).

What is output of car cigarette lighter?

The largest output watts of the cart cigarette lighter socket are 400W. But the final output is depended on cables and fuses of your car. If your car is designed with 12V output and 15amp fuser, then the max output of your car's cigarette lighter socket is 12x15=180W.

What can a 12V outlet power?

These days, that 12V socket serves as a potential source of power for all sorts of different car accessories, gizmos, and gadgets.
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Should I disconnect battery before changing fuse?

No you do not need to disconnect the battery to check fuses. Just pull the fuse out and give it a visual, most of the time you can see that they are blown. But to really check them you need a multimeter and set it to Ohms or continuity check.

Can you put a fuse in the wrong way?

In general no. They can be put in either way. One thing to note fuses have a voltage ratings. Fuses with different voltage ratings will fit into the same holder.

How can you tell if a fuse is constant or switched?

Probe the fuse by touching the tip of the circuit tester to the exposed metal prongs on both sides of a fuse's face. Since the engine is off and the key is out of the ignition, you should be able to probe the fuses and determine which are constant. The constant fuses are the fuses that light up your circuit tester.

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