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    I see allot of inverters come with a cigarette plug.
    So I asume if I plug the inverter in my national power pack via the cigarette plug it will work correct.

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    Is that a cigarette plug (that provides power to the inverter)
    Or is it a socket that allows you to plug a cigarette lighter into?

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    If we look at the pictures a lot of inverters are advertised as car or mobile inverters. It is then used by plugging into the cigar lighter. That means to use the cigar lighter you then need another point and that is provided by the cigar socket on the inverter.

    Well for up to 120W load one can use the cigar lighter. Some vehicles you can go higher. Cigsr lighter sockets do built up heat and I don't like them. Prefer the Hella socket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    If we look at the pictures a lot of inverters are advertised as car or mobile inverters. It is then used by plugging into the cigar lighter. That means to use the cigar lighter you then need another point and that is provided by the cigar socket on the inverter.

    Well for up to 120W load one can use the cigar lighter. Some vehicles you can go higher. Cigsr lighter sockets do built up heat and I don't like them. Prefer the Hella socket.
    So will it be wise to make up a lead with a brad harrison plug.

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    Yes, BH plug is best. I don't like the Hella as the connection starts to deteriorate when subjected to vibrations over a long period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subok View Post
    Yes, BH plug is best. I don't like the Hella as the connection starts to deteriorate when subjected to vibrations over a long period.
    Ok so too understand brad harrison plug, plug into my nl powerpack and lead connect to inverter.

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    Confirmed. Replace cig lighter plug with BH plug. Don't just cut off the lead. Check polarity first and mark the positive wire which comes from the center pin of the cig lighter plug.

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    Ditto.

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