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Old 18th September 2015, 09:50   #31
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Hi guys, a rather silly question. I have attached a USB outlet to the lighter socket to charge my smartphone. Its going good so far. My question is: can I connect a *cheap* USB hub to the lighter socket and charge 4 or 5 smartphones (or maybe 4 or 5 smartphone / GPS device / mp3 player combinations) at the same time? Is it advisable to connect more than 1 device to the lighter socket for charging?
Get a Tom Tom multi port charger. IT comes with 2 USB ports(2A and 1A) and also a cigarette lighter post. In effect you do not lose the lighter port where you can plug in another charger. So you can charge total 3 devices at once which is a very good option.

I am using it for a couple of months and it is working very well
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Get a Tom Tom multi port charger. IT comes with 2 USB ports(2A and 1A) and also a cigarette lighter post. In effect you do not lose the lighter port where you can plug in another charger. So you can charge total 3 devices at once which is a very good option.

I am using it for a couple of months and it is working very well
Thanks for the pointer. Tried in AZ, FK & SD. Product is sold out. :(
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Thanks for the pointer. Tried in AZ, FK & SD. Product is sold out. :(
If you're in Bangalore and close to JC road, Nitin Automobiles had it in stock when I last visited him about 45 days ago.
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Thanks for the pointer. Tried in AZ, FK & SD. Product is sold out. :(
Check this out. Cheaper than what i paid on Amazon

http://www.infibeam.com/Auto_Accesso...282-cat-z.html
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Raking up an old topic :

It appears that my 12V socket in swift is blowm up. I was charging my phone battery through 12V socket. Due to cheap construction of the charger, it appears that the fuse of the 12V socket got blown. I could smell the burning smell in the car.

When this happened, momemtarily, my car audio system got switched off and it came back online on its own.

Planning to replace the fuse. Can anyone guide me on the AMP rating of the fuse for 12V socket ?

Does this fuse and the music system fuse tap the same location ? Just wondering.

Any guidance is appreciated
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Raking up an old topic :

It appears that my 12V socket in swift is blowm up. I was charging my phone battery through 12V socket. Due to cheap construction of the charger, it appears that the fuse of the 12V socket got blown. I could smell the burning smell in the car.

When this happened, momemtarily, my car audio system got switched off and it came back online on its own.

Planning to replace the fuse. Can anyone guide me on the AMP rating of the fuse for 12V socket ?

Does this fuse and the music system fuse tap the same location ? Just wondering.

Any guidance is appreciated
If the Music system has come back to life after momentary blackout, there is no issue with the music system fuse.

Usually, the lighter socket is rated for 120W, hence takes a 10A fuse. Some cars take 15A fuse covering for surges.

On a different topic, One of my friend found out the hard way, Ford does not use the standard fuse type. some strange type which is not readily available locally. and cost rs 76.00
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Planning to replace the fuse. Can anyone guide me on the AMP rating of the fuse for 12V socket ?
Identify the fuse. The fuse will have the rating on it. Else, even the color of the fuse should be sufficient for the shop guy to give you the correct rating.
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Hello
Can anyone help me identify the fuse for the cigarette lighter socket of a VW VENTO TSI early 2014 model ?
It seems to be blown !
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