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On my Phocos CA controller, which is fitted in the garage, there is a pair of termination points with a Lamp marked, obviously to connect a 12v lamp.
I know folks have used these to power a wifi router, but does anyone know the power limit for these connections, I want to run a 12v Cigar socket into the garage and want to fuse it safely.
 

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the power is limited to that of the controller, i.e, 10W or 20W or whatever you have fitted.
Be aware those controllers were made to control street lighting so you have to program that connection to always on, always off or a set number of hours after the solar stops generating power i.e at night. Anything connected to that port will shut down if the battery falls too low, thus protecting the battery.
 
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Mine is ON full time, checked it in the dark, I will fit a socket and fuse it to 3 amps, which should be OK.
Thanks
 

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Yes 3 amps is plenty, probably draw less than 1 amp for a wifi hub

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