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    Powering Lilliput Issue

    First, I'm sorry if this is the wrong topic but I couldn't really decide for putting it in the "lcd" screen area or in the "power" topic.

    Anyway, I installed my lilliput in the car yesterday for testing and I wanted to power it using the Sigaret lighter cable that came with it. Now When i use this in my front lighter, it blows my 15A fuse every time, when i put it in another lighter in the back, it works great. Now if i still remember my "electronics-for-dummies" lessons correctly, 15 X 12V = around 180 watt when the car is not running. I can hardly imagine the lilli is drawing more then 180 watts. Other applications like a phone charger etc work fine using this outlet..

    Anyway has ideas cause it would make it a lot easier for me if I could hook it up there in a later stadium.

    Car = Renault Laguna 2003 1.9 CDI

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    Have you checked the wiring on your cigarette lighter? There could be a short somewhere. I'd cut off the cigarette lighter and wire the lilliput to the battery or an accessory lead.

    Edit: The lilliput is not using more than 15 Amps. The AC adapter, if you have it, has a 1.2A peak.
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    IIRC, the lilliput draws ~8-9W or roughly 700mA @ 12v. It should not be popping a 15A fuse. If it works in your other ciggarette port, then the problem is most likely with your first lighter port. Look inside and see if something is getting shorted.

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    Hmm.. knowing that other stuff like a phone charger etc does work in it , it must be specifically the combination of the lilli's lighter jack and my socket..

    I'll try to hook it to the wires of the lighter socket directly and see if that blows ( yet another ) fuse.
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