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Zumo 450 Power Through Cigarette Lighter

I cut the cigarette lighter (male) end off an old cell phone car charger and hooked it up to the two ends of the power wire going to the cradle however when I plugged it into the lighter hole, it doesn't work. I know the cradle and power wire are good as I touched the wire to the battery terminals and it fired up, no problem. Am I not getting the same 12 volts through the cigarette lighter?

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You should be, Check to make sure the fuse isnt blown on either the cigarette lighter plug or in the plug that has the wires coming out of it.

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