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antonOO2
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22nd Feb 03 at 17:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

can i use any wire to earth the cig lighter or does it have to be special earth wire .

cheers anton
antonOO2
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22nd Feb 03 at 17:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i know it sounds stupid but hey im thick .cumon peeps
C2RL R
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22nd Feb 03 at 17:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its the same as normal wire. as long as its big enough to take the current its fine.
antonOO2
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22nd Feb 03 at 17:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well it is just 12 volts neons runin from cig lighter ,so could i use the wire which used to goto the interior light

cheers anton
Adam
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22nd Feb 03 at 17:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

might be worth using slightly thicker wire incase you want to run anything else in future

and I think a cig lighter will pull more amps then a bulb
Tiger
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22nd Feb 03 at 17:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Use 2.5mm to 4 mm tri-rated cable and youll be ok - a bulb on a 12v DC supply will pull approx 1 amp whereas depending on the wattage of the fag lighter it will pull roughly 15-20 amps i would have thought which equates to a 2.5mm minimum earth cable.
antonOO2
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22nd Feb 03 at 18:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cheers peeps
corsa_2.0_16v


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22nd Feb 03 at 19:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

it dont matter wot type of wire you use aslong as you tie it 2 ur shoe lace.
Tiger
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quote:
Originally posted by corsa_2.0_16v
Registered: 01-01-1970


You were here before the net was invented, thats amazing!!!!
Drew
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nah he was banned last nite cause hes a little w*nker
Tiger
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yeah but 01-01-1970!?

whats all that about.

 
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