Cigarette lighter socket install for 12volts

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  1. BillykAldrich

    BillykAldrich New Member

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    I want to wire up a double lighter socket. What gage wire should I use? I want to tap into 12 volt line I have found or run a line out to battery . I will use it for a fan and I have a plug in battery check. Until I find a meter to watch my battery use. Thanks folks
     
  2. Customer

    Customer Well-Known Member

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    If connecting to an existing circuit there is no benefit to using wire large than the existing circuit.

    If wiring to battery (or converter) be sure it is fused and 14 or 12 gauge wire is probably sufficient. I would use 12 gauge and a 20 amp fuse.
     

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