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Could I please ask for some advice? Earlier in the season purchased a Kampa Air awning. Still one or two outings left for this year and thought would treat ourselves to an electric pump to do away with the effort of manual pumping. Purchased a Sevylor pump and was assurred this would be ok. Question is: is it OK or basically unsuitable. It does not have crocidile clip conections but what appears to be a rather standard fused cigarette lighter fitting. Reason for question is as follows:- The following extract from the 'instructions' under their heading of 'Things You Should Know' reads; "FOR USE WITH 12 VOLT DC POWER OUTLETS RATED 15 AMPS OF GREATER ONLY. DO NOT USE WITH 8 AMP RATED CIGARETTE LIGHTER RECEPACLES." Confusion is compounded by the following under their 'Warnings' heading: - USE WITH 12 VOLT DC POWER OUTLETS ONLY; E. G. CIGARETTE LIGHTER OUTLETS. MAKE SURE YOUR CIGARETTE LIGHTER CIRCUIT IS FUSED WITH A 15a FUSE. Despite the first 'instruction' is this second comment on the fuse of 15 amp the answer? I was proposing to connect via the caravans 12 volt outlet. On it is printed 8 amps. I drive an Nissan X-Trail with both a cigarette lighter output and an outlet in the boot. Not sure what these are rated at. I don't understand all the technical speak but it appears to me that if something is rated for 15 amps it should not go into something rated 8 amps! Do I just change the fuses to 15 amps and hope for the best! Sorry to be so thick. Many thanks.
I'm currently developing a water meter that measures the amount of water used from my aquaroll. It's a simple enough device with a food grade impeller sending signals to a chip that drives an LCD screen. I am currently writing the software to include a 5 litre remaining alarm. The first prototype was using 3 LED s one green, one orange and a red when it got to 10 litres. It's designed to be retrofitted to any caravan so if anyone is hot for one when I am finished I'll be making a few for just the cost of the parts + £5 to go to charity. Anyone interested? Next on the list is a patch antenna to boost wifi signals from outside the van to the laptop inside the van. Anyone interested in that?