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wantboost 11-22-2009 11:42 AM

cigarette lighter output??
The the average cigarette lighter out?

Scottmisfits 11-22-2009 11:49 AM

3amps or less. Not enough to charge a touring car battery.

wantboost 11-22-2009 01:25 PM

i charge my lipo at 2amps on my car battery in 70min. so using cig lighter would be fine...
i guess u mean a really fast charge?

ZiG-87 11-22-2009 01:28 PM

Depends on the car, I can get 15 out of mine if I had something that actually used that much current.

kschu 11-22-2009 04:54 PM

why dont direct connect the charger to the car battery terminal ??

i used to charge my NIMH cell 6amp last time without any problem.........;);)

Manning 11-22-2009 05:36 PM

True cigarette lighter outlets are usually fused at 8 amps, so regular charging should work just fine. I've charged many batteries using a cig lighter outlet while driving to races.

"power outlets" are generally fused at 15 amps or so. The limiting factor is how good the contacts are.

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