GL1800 in line lighter fuse?

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GL1800 in line lighter fuse?

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So the fuse in my lighter was blown - I have a buss type fuse in line under the pocket. I have a small 12v air compressor and I replaced the fuse which read 250v? Very small fuse - what size is safe or needed to run this little air compressor? It blows the fuse when I turn it on.

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Re: GL1800 in line lighter fuse?

Post by Viking »

If you are referring to the cigarette lighter type plug inside the left pocket, you cannot use it as such, nor as a high power socket. It is similar to a power point socket in a car. It is very low fused power for recharging cell phones or running an ipod, etc. If you wish to run a compressor, you will have to install a direct heavier fused line on your battery, such as 20 amp. Use of higher power devices in the power point endangers your wiring in that area, as it is very light wiring.
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Re: GL1800 in line lighter fuse?

Post by WingAdmin »

If the fuse is blowing, that's its way of telling you that "hey, whatever you just plugged into me is drawing too much power, so I am blowing the fuse instead of melting/burning the wiring harness."

The fuse should be replaced with the same size fuse (look at the amp rating on the fuse, not the volt rating).

Like viking said, if you want to run something that draws a lot of current, like a compressor, you'll need to install a second, fused connection from the battery, using heavier wire that can handle the power requirements.
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