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Offline V8shadow

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Accessory plug install
« on: June 06, 2013, 10:12:46 pm »
  Can't I do this by simply hooking up a radio shack cigarette plug (female end) right to the battery with an inline fuse?  It would only be used to charge a quick charge led flashlight (90 sec charge time) or to charge a cell phone or ipod.  What amp fuse should I use?  I kinda feel like a hack asking this but I am not seeing why this should be so complicated.
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Re: Accessory plug install
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 08:28:06 am »
  Can't I do this by simply hooking up a radio shack cigarette plug (female end) right to the battery with an inline fuse?  It would only be used to charge a quick charge led flashlight (90 sec charge time) or to charge a cell phone or ipod.  What amp fuse should I use?  I kinda feel like a hack asking this but I am not seeing why this should be so complicated.

Any route you take is really not that complicated, there are just a bunch of options. Sure you can do it the way you described above.  If all you plan on doing is charging a flash light or some electronics, then all you would need is a low amp fuse.  I usually use a 5 amp fuse, but you can go smaller than that. 
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Re: Accessory plug install
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2013, 09:28:17 am »
I would highly recommend using accessory plug that Murph sells on his site.  :great:

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Re: Accessory plug install
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 11:41:34 am »
I used a marine outlet from Wallmart .
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Re: Accessory plug install
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2013, 02:53:17 pm »
Ok thanks guys.  I saw something decent on autozone.  Going to check them out now.  No time to order online. 
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