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Old 11-29-2012, 11:11 AM   #11
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Some folks have found a hidden inline fuse in the 12 socket wiring behind
the wall.
Sheesh, there outta be a law against hiding fuses!

There is no clear cut answer to your question -- will the socket handle it?

I added a socket to the wire running my concertone radio/dvd player.
I use a plug in inverter and watch TV on a little 19" LCD TV.
Don't know the wattage off hand.
We can go 5 days on 2 12v "deep cycle/marine crank" batteries.
Nothing special.
We watch an hour of TV a day and pump a tank of water in that time.
By day 5 we're getting pretty low on charge but we've done this several
times. This is in the summer, we're very frugal on lights. We do run our
Maxxair ceiling fan on low a few hours per night.

YMMV.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:25 AM   #12
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Fuses don't provide overload protection, they are for faults.

The smallest fuse in my breaker panel is 15A and none of the labels mention the 12V outlet, which doesn't seem to have an integral fuse.

Bob

I'm sure it's fused via another circuit otherwise a consumer 12v outlet is a fire waiting to happen.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:29 AM   #13
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5 days!! You are VERY frugal!!

I turn a light off and by the time I turn around one of the other 4 in my family has turned it back on!! No matter what time of day it is.
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so my kids aren't the only ones turning lights on during the day!!!
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The panel has both 120v breakers and 12v fuses. Plus many 12v items have inline fuses going to the item. Fuses do supply overload protection. If you have a 15 amp fuse and draw 20 amps the fuse will fail.
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so my kids aren't the only ones turning lights on during the day!!!

No Sir, running rampant around here!!
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