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I am having trouble charging an invacare portable oxygen concentrator in a 12 volt adaptor ( cigarette lighter plu in) without it blowing fuses

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The plug in unit is probably drawing more amps than the lighter socket will cater for. Check that the fault is not in the unit. Check for total current draw of the machine. As a last resort use the machine directly coupled to the battery

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