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    I wired up a dual cigarette lighter type, accessory plug and it won't "charge the Garmin"... According to my VOM, both outlets are hot, but ?

    Does the +12 have to come through the center point at the bottom or does it not make a difference (which will give me another problem)
    thx


    Bob Johnstone
    www.studebaker-info.org

    64 GT Hawk
    55 President State Sedan
    70 Avanti (R3)
    64 GT Hawk (K7)
    1970 Avanti (R3)

  • #2
    Does your charger work on another car? Some of these devices have a fuse in the body of the charger plug. Check and see if yours does and make sure the fuse is not blown.

    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
    SDC member since 1975
    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    SDC member since 1975

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    • #3
      On your 12V outlet, the centre point should be the "+" and the sides will be "-" if connected properly - it does matter for some equipment.

      <h5>Mark
      '57 Transtar Deluxe
      Vancouver Island Chapter
      http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>


      Mark Hayden
      '66 Commander
      Zone Coordinator
      Pacific Can-Am Zone

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      • #4
        As stated, the center needs to be positive for some items.
        When I purchased a new 1987 Avanti, my radar detector or CB would not work in the lighter outlet. It turned out that the lighter outlet was wired backwards. I took the easy way out and reversed the leads on the item that I wanted to plug into the outlet.

        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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        • #5

          Right you are, the center post has to be +12. I changed the wiring and everything lights up.
          Thanks..


          Bob Johnstone
          www.studebaker-info.org

          64 GT Hawk
          55 President State Sedan
          70 Avanti (R3)
          64 GT Hawk (K7)
          1970 Avanti (R3)

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          • #6
            This is really odd and rare, but check the length of the adaptor plug to be sure it is going in all the way to the center contact of the receptacle. I have a couple that were wide enough to prevent them from going in far enough. (Yes, that is what I said, make your jokes silently to yourself! )

            '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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