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    I am just wondering if using an inverter connected to lighter socket will cause any damage of some sort to my car if i have it in for a long time. Thanks for all your help.

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    It shouldent, provided that it does not draw too much current. If you are concerened, just connect the inverter directly to the battery. This solution looks better and you dont have to worry about pulling too much power through the fuse box of the car.

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    Thanks for your help, i might try that out instead.

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    The typical automobile cigarette lighter wiring circuit is fused with a 15 amp fuse. If your inverter draws more than the fuse limit of your vehicle, it will blow and you will know your circuits limit. Don't be stupid and just install a higher amp fuse either, that's just asking for trouble. When in doubt, wire it directly to the battery.

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