You may remember my post before about the berlingo cigarette lighter.
Ive' got a 1999 berlingo multispace, the lighter is wired through the
ignition system. Therefore, it won't work without the key being in. The
best way around it that I can think of is to fit an auxillary socket in
the back of the car.
Can anybody recommend which guage of wiring to use, and what size fuse.
I don't want to start a fire!
What do you want to run off this supply? This will give you the fuse
rating which in turn will give the cable size you need - IOW what you
are asking is akin to asking use what length if string you are
Model battery charger, mobile charger, camera charger, laptop etc.
Maybe small fridge, but not all at once!
standard fuse on existing cigarette lighter is (from what I remember)
If you know of any way of rewiring/modifying the existing lighter that
would be helpful as well as I really don't want to do this unless I
have to! (lack of time).
it's a stupid, stupid design.
None of thos items will take more than 4 Amps, so a 10A fuse would be fine,
though a 15A would be more common. Wire, 0.75mm2 would be fine, no less
though. It's not so much the risk of fire, it's more the voltage drop, so
nothing works as it should.
I really cannot understand the logic of having the power to a cigar lighter
socket switched. I have a 307SW, and in the 307 hatch, the socket is
permanently powered, but in the SW it is via the ignition switch. I rewired
mine direct from the fuseboard.
Don't know what fuse yours is fed from, but I have seen in some Peugeots
that if say fuse 24 is used, there is a 24A fuse space which changes the
lighter to permanently powered.
In the past, Peugeots were known for their wiring-loom 'fires'
(smouldering / melting would be a better description) cause by
permanently live and un-fused cigar lighters coming adrift and
shorting out - I suspect that PSA have become over cautious...
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