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    Here is the 3 way splitter I got. Turns out it was only $2. It fits nice into that little random cubby behind the cup holders. It is good those things draw almost no power because it looks like that little wire would catch fire if I plugged a fridge into the third outlet

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    Yep, those are probably 22ga. wires. Plug in a frig or 3 and you're front and center at a bonfire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirageman38 View Post
    Here is the 3 way splitter I got. Turns out it was only $2. It fits nice into that little random cubby behind the cup holders. It is good those things draw almost no power because it looks like that little wire would catch fire if I plugged a fridge into the third outlet

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-WAY-MULTI...V/223541355972

    I slot such adapter in the middle near the leg room, much neater. All my cables will run into there.

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    I picked up a little two way Y splitter at harbor freight for 4.00 and ran my Garmin and my kids dual screen(10") DVD players off of the plug no issues during a 600mi round trip drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spadesheart View Post
    Hello!

    I was thinking of maybe adding some LED lights and a dashcam to my car using the cigarette lighter, but I already use a phone charger from there.

    I understand the socket handles 15 amps, but would it be okay to run all that kit from that one socket?

    If anyone has some suggestions or advice, let me know. Thanks!
    Watts = Amps X Volts

    For example a car cigarette lighter fuse has 15 Amps and most cars uses a 12V system, you take 15 and multiply it by 12 and you get 180 Watts which is your safety zone. Mar 13, 2016

    I haven't check the fuse (amps) on a Mirage, but this would be the logical way to answer your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Watts = Amps X Volts

    For example a car cigarette lighter fuse has 15 Amps and most cars uses a 12V system, you take 15 and multiply it by 12 and you get 180 Watts which is your safety zone. Mar 13, 2016

    I haven't check the fuse (amps) on a Mirage, but this would be the logical way to answer your question.
    My Mirage is 10amp. I know because my Ham Radio blows it.

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    I powered an ARB fridge-freezer off our our 12V socket without any issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subcompact Culture View Post
    I powered an ARB fridge-freezer off our our 12V socket without any issues.

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    My unit looks about the same size. Very nice to travel with. Since the Mirage can go many hours without a fuel stop having refreshments is handy. Then there's the problem of needing to wizz, which I have solved without needing a catheter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallythacker View Post
    Then there's the problem of needing to wizz, which I have solved without needing a catheter.
    Diapers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Diapers?
    piss jugs


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