12v Charging socket blowing new phone chargers.

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  1. peter taylor

    peter taylor Read Only Funster

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    Good evening, My 12v charging socket in my motor home keeps blowing my 12v phone chargers.
    This charging point is connected to my two leisure batteries. The meter that shows the voltage in my vehicle usually reads around 13.4v to 13.6v. These leisure batteries are either being charged when driving or being charged via my solar panel.
    Is this voltage the cause of my chargers blowing?
    If so could anyone please help me with a solution to stop this from happening.

    Thanking you in anticipation.
    Peter Taylor.
     
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    A nominal 12 volt charger should be able to handle those sorts of voltages as it would see that plugged into the cigarette lighter socket with the engine running.

    Martin
     
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    Beat me to it!
     
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    Don't know what happened there but both posts got deleted and I aren't writing all that again.
    Check the socket wiring for correct polarity.
     
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    Hi, Thanks guys for the prompt responses. I will have a look at the wiring next week.

    Regards
    Peter Taylor
     
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    If i had a short in my motor i think i would be looking at it sooner rather than later.
     
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