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    Constant 12V source???

    I have my H/U wired to the cig lighter fuse for a constant 12V source. When I try to use the cig lighter to charge my Iphone, it blows my fuse every time. What other sources can I use for a constant 12v for my deck so I dont keep blowing fuses?







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    Re: Constant 12V source???

    use a test light to find one that stays hot all the time!



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    Re: Constant 12V source???

    Yeah I need to get me another one. I figured somebody would be able to answer without me spending a few more bucks.




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    Re: Constant 12V source???

    Quote Originally Posted by Plottin4success View Post
    I have my H/U wired to the cig lighter fuse for a constant 12V source. When I try to use the cig lighter to charge my Iphone, it blows my fuse every time. What other sources can I use for a constant 12v for my deck so I dont keep blowing fuses?
    ...the battery?




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    Re: Constant 12V source???

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    Re: Constant 12V source???

    just pull a wire over to your fuse panel on drvrs side and use one of these http://www.amazon.com/Wirthco-30800-...=pd_sim_auto_2
    or lust drop your knee bolster nand use a large shotch lock to tap into you ignition wire off the colum



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    Re: Constant 12V source???

    hell if you can wait til wed i'll send you what you need w a pic of which fuse to use



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    Re: Constant 12V source???

    if you have a clock that always has a constant 12v source




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    Re: Constant 12V source???

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagumper6 View Post
    ...the battery?
    x2

    and why are you trying to find a 12v constant anyways? why arn't you using a harness? or tap into the vehicles constant 12v for the stereo?



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    Re: Constant 12V source???

    Quote Originally Posted by Plottin4success View Post
    I have my H/U wired to the cig lighter fuse for a constant 12V source. When I try to use the cig lighter to charge my Iphone, it blows my fuse every time. What other sources can I use for a constant 12v for my deck so I dont keep blowing fuses?
    You're seriously asking about what 12 volt constant to tap into?

    Wow.




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    Re: Constant 12V source???

    I got it. I just used my DMM to poke around.




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    Re: Constant 12V source???

    Yeah, but how didn't the battery pop into your head when thinking about a 12v constant source?




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    Re: Constant 12V source???

    Quote Originally Posted by Snow90 View Post
    Yeah, but how didn't the battery pop into your head when thinking about a 12v constant source?
    I seriously have no idea. I havent had a day off in 2 weeks and been working 12+ hours a day. I'm mentaly exhausted right now.


    Meh, it happens.




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    Re: Constant 12V source???

    I personally ran an 8ga wire from the batt to a multi fused distroblock that i mounted behind my glove box. From this constant 12v, i have my alarm's 12v +, My radio's 12v+, My Roofmount LCD's 12v+, Phone charger 12v+, Radar Detector 12v+, DVD 12v+, And power inverter 12v+ all with thier own fuses.

    To keep the cigg lighter fuse from popping, you can use a larger fuse. Whatever the lighter is [5a?] plus 10a for the radio, So you'd need a 15a fuse. the wiring to the cigg lighter should be around 12ga, which should handle 15a of current.

    Edit: Forgot to mention my 8ga power has a circuit breaker fused for the WIRE, NOT the amount of power being pulled threw it.



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    Re: Constant 12V source???

    Quote Originally Posted by z0n3d0u7 View Post
    a fuse. the wiring to the cigg lighter should be around 12ga, which should handle 15a of current.
    I'd be extremely surprised if the cig. wire is that large. I've never seen 12g wire for a cigarette lighter ever.

    A good 12 volt source inside of the car would be @ the ignition harness...



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