Originally Posted by beaufort4x4
hey yall , i know this aint a truck forum but i need so help. my cigerate lighter is out and i think its the fuse. does anyone know which fuse is for the cigerate lighter? its a 2000 f150 4x4
I would go no higher than 10 amp..
Your NOT protecting the end user Device..
YOU ARE protecting the wire in~Between from melt down and fire..most are 14 gauge wire..and will support about 10 amps load/heat max..
In today's world , everything now plugs into the cigar lighter...(Because if you smoke..your a social outcast..and if you haul kids under 18 in CA..or in some CITY'S..and Smoke in your private Car on a public street..your a Criminal..
$250 Fine..) WE tend to load the lighter up with multi~plug receptacles, with a laptop charger..GPS, Cell Phone, and leave us not forget...SAT Radio!
This all can load up the circuit delivering the power to the socket..Popping in a bigger fuse ain't gonna do it..At some point, the wire will melt down..as well as any surrounding it..making more shorts , meltdowns and fires.
So If you need more current than stock..add larger wire Gauge from the fuse buss to the lighter..
Vehicles, unlike the Phoenix, don't rise from the flames..