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Old 04-27-2013, 04:15 PM
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The DC plug that I just bought from Engel USA seems to have stopped working (worked fine for a few minutes). The outlet is getting power, and the fuse looks to be intact. Fridge works perfectly on the 110 plug.

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Old 04-27-2013, 06:24 PM
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The short answer is that those 12v Cigarette Lighter plugs are pretty useless...

But this thread has a lot more info:
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...ghlight=fridge

Also, I know that Marco (Rover67) has a lot of knowledge about this floating around in his brain if you wanted to query him directly.

When I get my fridge, I plan to wire it up with a quick disconnect rather than rely on those cigarette lighter plugs... Which is a bummer because I came across the above thread about a week after I installed a couple of cig plugs specifically for use with my fridge.
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My issue is not that it has a weak connection or falls out...the cord itself doesn't deliver power to the fridge. It acts like the inline fuse is blown, but it's not. I left a VM today with Engel; hopefully they send me another. Shouldn't be too much to ask considering what those cost with shipping...
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This is the definitive fridge cord thread, as long as you don't really want to learn anything http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...arb+power+cord
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I would check the fuse with your ohm meter or just swap with a know good fuse. I have seen defective fuses before where the usable bridge detaches from the cap.
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A lot of people have had that issue with the cig plugs. It stays in but fails to supply power. The connection gets hot and the fridge reads that there is low voltage and shuts off.

Explained in detail in this thread:
http://risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/s...ad.php?t=15718

That might not be your problem, but it sure sounds a lot like it.
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Thanks, guys. Step 1 is to see if I can swap that Engel fuse tomorrow and isolate that as the problem. Will follow up.
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The Engel will run down to about 10v. So that is not the issue. What dealer did you get it from? They should be able to help you. The fuse is special slow burn.
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Have you plugged the cord into your outlet and checked for power on the end that plugs into the fridge? That might help narrow down if the issue is the cord or the fridge power.
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The Engel will run down to about 10v. So that is not the issue. What dealer did you get it from? They should be able to help you. The fuse is special slow burn.
I bought it from Engel USA down in Florida I think. I left them a VM yesterday and hopefully they can overnight me a new fuse by Wednesday.

Can I swap in a standard glass fuse temporarily?

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Have you plugged the cord into your outlet and checked for power on the end that plugs into the fridge? That might help narrow down if the issue is the cord or the fridge power.
I have not...I just need to check for continuity, right?
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