So I’ve been running some
here and there for a little added effect on the interior of my car. The best and easiest source of power I’ve come across is my cigarette lighter. I currently have two 8 inch cathode tubes and 2 led strip drawing either power or using it as a ground. That work fine and have had no problems thus far.
(more details on that setup: the tube lights take both power and ground from the cig lighter, the 2 only use it as a ground)
I want to add another two tubes like led strip lights (ick what these ones are called) and use the cigarettes power to power them and ground them. If I keep adding things to the lighter will it start to overload and blow a fuse or start melting or… something? And is it possible to have too much power going into the same ground? Still getting my bearings in the world of electronics and wiresMost factory-original lighter sockets are protected by fuses of 15 or 20 A.
Add up the rated current consumption of all the things connected to it;
As long as you don’t exceed about 75% of the rating of the fuse,
There should be no concern for blowing it.
However, keep in mind that you will pay for the power your
Toys consumer in the form of reduced fuel mileage,
Because more energy must be supplied by the alternator.
The more current it is called upon to deliver,
The more fuel must be burned to drive it.
Hello, I recently got a check engine light in my 2000 mercies c230, the error code was “P0105 Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit Malfunction”
Well I tried to find the map sensor, and I’m not sure if it is it or not. I followed this little white tube about the thickness of a straw from the engine. It was disconnected.. It leads to this y splitter where 2 tubes Flexible LED Strip Lights to this thing that looked like it could be the map sensor.
How big are the tubes that lead to the map sensor in a 2000 c230?
I will try to reset the best led light bulbsLED Tube and see if the problem comes back, but the engine was running very rich in fuel, you could smell it bad. Did I permanently damage anything by driving on it like this also?Check engine light, I think I found the map sensor in my 2000 c230, is this it?Take the car to the dealer cause they have to do a full code read on the car and also they are trained to fix it and also reset the system.