Additional 12 volt outlet to leisure battery

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  1. missbusybusy

    missbusybusy Read Only Funster

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    Good afternoon all

    What is the best way to connect / wire up an additional 12 volt cigarette lighter direct (or indirect) to a leisure battery to offer additional options to run items, one inside the van and one that can be placed in the awning etc ?

    Thanks in advance
    :BigGrin:
     
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    run a new fused wire back to the leisure battery for additional sockets. relying on the original cable is a recipe for disaster as it tends to be barely big enough to cope with the current to manufacturer installed sockets
     
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    two wires generally help:Rofl1:
     
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    Can I not do it wireless like wifi ?
     
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    You can install it wire free, but it won't work....:Doh:

    Allan
     
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    But you do not need to worry about in line fuses then.....:RollEyes:
     
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    Goodness 180 Watts is brave PappaJohn!
     
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    but not unusual.

    standard fitment in-dash fag lighter sockets are rated at 120watts...10amps
    accessory fag lighter sockets (even factory fitted ones) are generally rated at 180watts...15amps.

    my car has 3....one in the dash 120w (10a)....one in the centre armrest 180w (15amp) and one in the boot. 180w (15amp).
     
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