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Space Cowboy

12v leisure battery power supply

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I want to use a 12v leisure caravan battery to power my scope mount and a CCTV camera. I ordered a cigar socket with crocodile clips but the socket connection is very poor with the cigar plug. I do have a DC jack cable I can run straight off the battery but it has no fuse. Is this too risky? The CCTV camera and mount are both 12v 2amp.

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You can get better quality cigarette sockets if you search for marine ones.

Dave

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Thanks Dave I appreciate you can get better cigar sockets but my main question is about using a DC jack cable without fuse as it would work better for me on a long cable for the CCTV.

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Hi Stuart,

A leisure battery can short like any other 12 v battery and is quite capable of melting plastic, causing a fire or even exploding.  The fuse is there to protect the battery, your cable, your gear and especially you.  An inline fuse is cheap, easy to install and available from any Halfords.

Why risk it?

John

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