Ok, so if you see a cigarette lighter adapter that has two terminal posts that could easily be threaded by 8ga wire, a box that proclaims it safe up to 10amps, and a 10 amp fuse, you would think you could run 12vdc at about 8 amps through it without it MELTING. And not just once, twice. Can someone explain how you design something to work at 12vdc, rate it for 10 amps, and then have it melt before the fuse gets close to blowing?

Which means i get to go find a distribution block tomarrow and make with the sodering and crimping.