Tap 12v power source from car fuse box?

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Tap 12v power source from car fuse box?

#1 Post by kiteman » Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:21 am

Any car guru out there can advise how to tap 12v power source from car fuse box. I need to fix a perm 12v supply to charge the PDA and GPSr, already got the female cigarette adaptor but dare not DIY till I know how to. Got picture better. Do I need to fuse it up just in case?

Alternatively anyone in SG knows of any workshop willing to do that for a small charge ($20-30?).

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Re: Tap 12v power source from car fuse box?

#2 Post by JayCee » Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:41 am

Hi, Kiteman,

This topic has been posted not long ago but draws no ultimate solution. Like you, I want a permanent 12V point to be installed professionally to charge at least the PDA. The power point should be as close as possible to where the PDA is to be located. In my case, it is best to be fitted right of the steering column.

Normally, there should be few spare fuses for custom used with all cars. A 10A (or even less rating) fuse should be used for our application. The only difficult job for DIY is running the wire neatly.

You can access Malsingmaps forum to see the entire thread:
board index>>GPS discussions>>PDA

Good luck!!!
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Re: Tap 12v power source from car fuse box?

#3 Post by SilverBeauty » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:00 am

kiteman wrote:Any car guru out there can advise how to tap 12v power source from car fuse box. I need to fix a perm 12v supply to charge the PDA and GPSr, already got the female cigarette adaptor but dare not DIY till I know how to. Got picture better. Do I need to fuse it up just in case?

Alternatively anyone in SG knows of any workshop willing to do that for a small charge ($20-30?).

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Any car accessory shop in Singapore will do it for a price. You can ask them to connect a female adaptor to the fuse box. You can then plug the original Garmin car adaptor into it.

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Re: Tap 12v power source from car fuse box?

#4 Post by kiteman » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:14 am

I already have the female adaptor, just need some steady hand to pull the power line. My hand too shaky... :mrgreen:

Will drive to some car ICE shop and see if they willing to do it for a small fee.

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Re: Tap 12v power source from car fuse box?

#5 Post by redshadow » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:20 am

kiteman wrote:Any car guru out there can advise how to tap 12v power source from car fuse box. I need to fix a perm 12v supply to charge the PDA and GPSr, already got the female cigarette adaptor but dare not DIY till I know how to. Got picture better. Do I need to fuse it up just in case?

Alternatively anyone in SG knows of any workshop willing to do that for a small charge ($20-30?).
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Hi Bro Kiteman,,

If you dont mind I can always fix it up for you,,, free,,
By the way where you stay;
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Re: Tap 12v power source from car fuse box?

#6 Post by SilverBeauty » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:20 am

kiteman wrote:I already have the female adaptor, just need some steady hand to pull the power line. My hand too shaky... :mrgreen:

Will drive to some car ICE shop and see if they willing to do it for a small fee.
If you have problem finding one to do it for you PM me. I will recommend you one that I have been going for my mod needs.

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Re: Tap 12v power source from car fuse box?

#7 Post by kiteman » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:25 pm

FREE!! =P~ =P~

Pei say lah. :prayer:

Let me see if I can do it myself this weekend, may learn something from there....may be a straight forward task. If not will definitely call you for help.

BTW I stay in the east.

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Re: Tap 12v power source from car fuse box?

#8 Post by redshadow » Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:03 pm

kiteman wrote:FREE!! =P~ =P~

Pei say lah. :prayer:

Let me see if I can do it myself this weekend, may learn something from there....may be a straight forward task. If not will definitely call you for help.

BTW I stay in the east.
Hey Bro,

I'm also staying in the east Hougang,,Afterall we're all from Malsing..
We must help each other in whatever problems we might face, either with our gps we're using,,still its needs help,,
As for me still planning to get my toy,,Then I'l have to need alot of help from the sifu's ,as I'm just started to learn about this new toy,, considered still in nursery,,
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Re: Tap 12v power source from car fuse box?

#9 Post by Redstorm » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:25 pm

redshadow wrote:
kiteman wrote:FREE!! =P~ =P~

Pei say lah. :prayer:

Let me see if I can do it myself this weekend, may learn something from there....may be a straight forward task. If not will definitely call you for help.

BTW I stay in the east.
Hey Bro,

I'm also staying in the east Hougang,,Afterall we're all from Malsing..
We must help each other in whatever problems we might face, either with our gps we're using,,still its needs help,,
As for me still planning to get my toy,,Then I'l have to need alot of help from the sifu's ,as I'm just started to learn about this new toy,, considered still in nursery,,
Which part of HOugang, bro redshadow? I am from Lor Ah Soo.
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Re: Tap 12v power source from car fuse box?

#10 Post by redshadow » Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:12 pm

Redstorm wrote:
redshadow wrote: Hey Bro,

I'm also staying in the east Hougang,,Afterall we're all from Malsing..
We must help each other in whatever problems we might face, either with our gps we're using,,still its needs help,,
As for me still planning to get my toy,,Then I'l have to need alot of help from the sifu's ,as I'm just started to learn about this new toy,, considered still in nursery,,
Which part of HOugang, bro redshadow? I am from Lor Ah Soo.

ah yo yo so near yet so far just a stone throw away,,Hougang ave 8
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