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    Default Brad Harrison to cigarette plug

    hi.
    I have a 80L NL fridge that comes with a grey Brad Harrison connector...
    Is it possible to make make an extension composed of a BH plug connected to a cigarette plug so that I can power the fridge thru a cigarette socket that is commonly found in the boot/ loadbin of most vehicles
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    Default Re: Brad Harrison to cigarette plug

    Yes.
    No problem. Just expect you may experience bad contact due to heat buildup in the cig plug sometime or another.
    That is why BH and Hella are better options.
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    Default Re: Brad Harrison to cigarette plug

    That drain on that fridge is very light. There is a 15a fuse on a lighter socket.
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    Default Re: Brad Harrison to cigarette plug

    For peace of mind rather change to a Hella, that said I have run my fridge for days on the cigarette lighter type connection in the back of my vehicle.
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    Default Re: Brad Harrison to cigarette plug

    Make up one like this, eezi peezi , 4 mm wire will suffice.
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    Default Re: Brad Harrison to cigarette plug

    As already said, no problem, just consider that depending on your vehicle the fridge will either be off with the ignition or continue draining the battery. In case of the latter, the fridge has a setting which allows you to set the voltage at which it should stop operating, thereby not entirely draining your battery. That helps so you can still start your car and mainly to protect your battery, I would however not entirely rely on that for starting purposes deep in the bush.
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    Default Re: Brad Harrison to cigarette plug

    I actually did the reverse of the OP. Works quite well.

    I had an issue with my fridge and battery box in the trailer where the cigarette lighter attachment kept coming out with the vibration of driving.

    I actually cut the existing cable I had and put two Brad Harrison plugs on each end. So now when the fridge is in the trailer it plugs into the battery box using the Brad Harrison plug and when it's in the back of the car I just connect the little remainder/converter (as in post #5) and can use the lighter socked in the back of the vehicle.

    Subsequently also made an extension with two Brad Harrison plugs and it works like a charm in the trailer as it can now run under the fridge slide. The standard cable that came with the fridge was just a tad short.
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