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 Post subject: 12v power tapping
Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:12 am 
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Hey guys
- i need another 12v source.... !!

is it possible to split the incomming 12v wire running into the cig lighter, and feed 1/2 back into the cig and use the other half of the wire for something else?

Is there an appropriate plug or device i can get from a local dse? or should i just attack it with my knife and some tape? :)

cheers guys.
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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:45 am 
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your local kmart or whereever they have car stuff lik fuses and cig lighters have double adapters for cig lighters. it should only cost about $5 or $6.
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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 8:57 am 
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If it's an EL you already have a spare power source under the dash. It is designed as a mobile phone connector, with four pins. It has 12V from the battery, 12V from the accessory bus, and earth and a mute connection to the audio system.

Other than that just tap into any 12V source under your dash.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:27 am 
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you can get s**t from dse that is like a mobile phone charger plug that would norm go off the cig lighter with just positive and negative wires comin off it for use. I cbf finding the link to it
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 Post subject: Re: 12v power tapping
Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:00 pm 
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debyrne wrote:
Is there an appropriate plug or device i can get from a local dse? or should i just attack it with my knife and some tape? :)

cheers guys.


If you do wish to tap into an existing power source, the best and most reliable way I have found is to cut into and solder on an second wire. I also prefer heatshrink not tape.

There are connectors called scotch-locks available, however i have found them unreliable in the past.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:01 pm 
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ive tapped into the one you mentioned behind the ciggy lighter before...no worries with it just be tidy with your work so you dont get shorts etc in the future

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:03 pm 
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Probably worth asking what you plan on running off the 12v source....?

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:49 pm 
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some little lcds ;)

thanks for your help guys. Yer i think ill just pop down and split the wire before it hits the cig lighter.

muchos gracias amigos ;)
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