Got this for my daughter's car compressor to replace her smashed on. The fuse is a little on the smallish size but we have a bigger one just in case it blows? Obviously the cigar lighter is fused but I assume they put a smallish fuse in for ipods and delicate things.
one of the issues is to correctly wire up your plug. If correct should work or blow fuse.
2nd issue is mine had a 5 amp fuse and the small air compressor I was replacing the is rated for 8 amps. Now I will put in the smallest fuse or a 10 amp fuse later. the other air compressor i am going to repair, is rated for a 20 amp fuse and I am not sure if I will fry the 2nd one or not. Time will tell.
The first one has worked but I have not used it for an extended amount of time (it usually took 8-10 minutes to air my car tire to 34 psi). so far so good.
Wish the amp size was show in ad and instruction to wire up were better.
Replacement price of new auto car compression makes this a good value and worth effort.
Worked as I anticipated they would ; designed for good current flow and no drops in current for long periods of useage ,ease of interfaseing after long useage by bayonette wire ends ,adds to fuse time and doesn't run defeciently hot , cost effective for man hours used ; I will reorder to have spares on hand .
I used this to repair an air compressor. I originally bought a replacementplug from a local auto parts, and it got melted by the current draw.
When I first used this plug, it acted "dead" because the fuse blew instantly. I think the provided fuse was only 1 or 2 amps, which is not nearly enough for an air compressor. I bought some 20 amp fuses locally, and it has been working fine for a few months now.
I was a little concerned because the wire pigtail was slightly lighter gauge than the compressor cord, but is has not been an issue thus far. The green LED indicator is nice because you can tell if the socket has power.
A good deal for the money, but it should come with a heavier fuse to match it's current handling capability.
This has saved me several times -- much easier to replace the fuse in this than in the truck -- so when I do dumb things and overload it the fuse in the plug blows and not the truck. I like it.
Roadpro 12-Volt FusedReplacementCigaretteLighterPlug with Lead is manufactured with heavy duty 16- Gauge Copper Wire leads. It features built-in fused cigarette lighter plug with green LED indicator and finger grip. This lighter plug features dual spring contacts for maximum conductivity.