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    EX Peak plus 6 amp charger question

    I have the EX peak plus 6 amp charger and it seems to have two power input options. It has the standard 120V 3 prong house plug and then it also has two wires (red and black) with alligator clips. I am guessing this is for charging off a 12V battery in the field. So how do I charge it "in the field" while driving my van? I have cigarette lighter receptacles wired and rated for 5 amps. I usually charge 3S at 3amp/hr.

    Can I get a cigarette lighter plug for something, snip it off, and wire it to the wires going to the alligator clips? Thoughts on other options?

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    I believe they recommed powering the charger off the battery only while the vehicle is not running. Plus charging the batteries inside the car while you are driving is probably not a good idea anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgechrgr469 View Post
    I believe they recommed powering the charger off the battery only while the vehicle is not running. Plus charging the batteries inside the car while you are driving is probably not a good idea anyway.

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    Opps, of course this is the EZ Peak charger by Traxxas, not EX.

    Anyway, yeah, good point. Well, we would be camping and the aux battery is disconnected from the motor/alt when parked so I could do it wile boondocking and not driving. None the less I need a way to hook up. I guess I could use the clips and tap directly off the remote fuse block but that requires squirming around and removing the plastic cover. i have a easily accessible cigarette power source I'd like to use - if it's possible.

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    You could try the cigarette lighter plug. Most automotive 12v power points are fused at 15amps (along with the heavier rated wiring). If the charger needs more than that, I would think that 15amp fuse would blow first. Then you would need to hook it directly to a battery if that's the case.

    A 5amp cigarette lighter power point might or might not work. You could try it. If the charger draws too much that's why it's fused.
    Last edited by grizzly03; 08-02-2020 at 09:15 AM.

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