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Electrical Wiring Question

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I have a 2009 Lund Outfitter 1750 Single Console. I would like to add two cigarette lighter plug-ins for hand held radio, cell phone, light, etc. There is a fuse block on the console with what looks like extra circuits. Can I hook up the plug-ins to a couple of these? Should there be a common ground that I can hook up the negative?

Thanks for your help.

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That should work just fine. I would imagine there is a common ground on the fuse block--mine has one.

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Should work fine on a fuse block. I'd be worried about overloads on a buss bar, especially with something like a spotlight, but on it's own fused circuit it should work great.

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Yep, as long as it has its own fuse you will be fine. Be sure to use the recomended wire guage and fuse.

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SimilarIs, I'm pretty sure 10amps is the standard fuse rating for a cigarette lighter. ...you've got me thinking that I need to add a couple to my console.

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I think the ones in my truck take a 15A. I added a few to the boat last year but can't remember what I used.

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I added one to my old boat so I could plug in my cell phone. I ended up using a splitter so I could plug in my H2OC too.

On my new boat, I have one of those "Beam" lights with aligator clips that I've used off the trolling motor batteries in front and now I have an underwater camera. I'm going to put one that I can access in front of the console and one in back.

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There should be 2 "Acc" spots on your fuse block - look for two orange wires coming out of the back of the fuse block with a empty side on the butt to butt connector - put a fuse in the empty spots and wire your accessory plug in to it and you're ready to go.

There is a ground block under the console - take a look - it's a has a black plastic base with a bunch of male spade ends on it.

marine_man

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