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Old 08-07-2008, 09:46 AM   #1
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Ciggy Lighter question

I installed a 12V socket yesterday and in doing so disconnected the leads that ran to it.

Does anyone know what is hot and what is negative on a lighter?? ie the outside 'sleeve' or the inside contact?

Does it matter for GPS/phones etc?

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Old 08-07-2008, 10:04 AM   #2
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The inside lead is the Hot, or 12V +

Remember that "most" DC connectors have the + terminal on the inside, so there is less chance of a short should a plug not be seated completely and it touches the frame.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:09 AM   #3
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:36 PM   #4
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Be real careful with whatever you plug into that socket. If the plug has a fuse with a knurled nut holding it in place, that nut can come loose and go to ground in the socket. If the socket is mounted vertically without a fuse in the system watch out. You can fry some shit real quick.
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:30 AM   #5
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Be real careful with whatever you plug into that socket. If the plug has a fuse with a knurled nut holding it in place, that nut can come loose and go to ground in the socket. If the socket is mounted vertically without a fuse in the system watch out. You can fry some shit real quick.
Sounds like the voice of experience
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:06 AM   #6
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Er, ummm, you guessed it!
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