Question about Cars & Trucks
Planning on getting a small air compressor or tires/rafts things like that. I heard that the compressors often blow the fuses and the battery clamp ones are better. Any feedback would be appreciated.
It depends. If you run a small compressor for a long time using a cig lighter yes it can blow the fuse. The compressors with clamps skip that problem, but you have to open the hood and be able to access the battery posts to use it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you have checked all the fuses under the dash, Make sure you look at those closest the battery near the engine.
If these test fine, There is probably a cable fault.
If you have a meter, take out the 15A fuse for the lighter, and use a probe between the contacts and ground (steelwork/ Negative)
You should get 12V or thereabouts. If you don't - check engine bay area fuses in the same manner one by one, then replace after testing.
Pull the fuses relating to the radio in the same manner, one by one.
You should be able to identify the fault this way if you are methodical about it.
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Posted on Jun 17, 2008
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