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Slappy_71
Thu Mar 01 2012, 09:54PM
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Anyone know if the vw solar battery maintainer has a fuse in the cigarette plug? I picked up a couple of these that had mangled plugs. The voltage output is good so I'd like to cobble something together to get smo use out of them. Even if I skip the plug altogether, I would like to know if there is supposed to be a fuse inline.
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Greg - I've got a couple of these with good plugs put away, and will dig them out and take a look this weekend, unless someone else answere first. Not sure, but it seems like they only put out about 5 watts each, (like you said, they are battery maintainers, not chargers) so you could get an inline fuse from your local flaps or radio shack and install it when you cobble them together, if you have a concern.

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Greg - I found a couple but they were the later models with the OBD connector and not the cigarette lighter plug. I am sure I have a couple with the lighter plugs somewhere, but I have so much junk of this type that I haven't found where I have stashed them yet. Will do my best to find them this weekend.

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Will you look back on life and say: I wish I had, or I'm glad I did.
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Since you're replacing the plug end anyway, put an inline blade style fuse, wont affect the function and will provide you with some measure of protection, I would go 5 amps over the rated output of the charger.

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Greg - I finally found the panels with the cigarette lighter plugs, and they are not fused. It appears that the plug could hold a fuse, but there is only a long spring in the place where a fuse might go. I think the panels that I have said they have only 3.5 watts max. output, so I would think a fuse wouldn't be necessary, but like JT said, it wouldn't hurt anything to have one.

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1986 Wolfsburg Weekender poptop w/ 2.5 Subaru engine
1984 Vanagon - donor vehicle
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1971 Compact Jr. fiberglass pull-behind camper
Will you look back on life and say: I wish I had, or I'm glad I did.
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