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Old 03-16-2016, 06:40 PM   #1
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Brake Buddy Vantage 2015 Jeep Cherokee

Just purchased the Brake Buddy Vantage Select for our 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. While waiting for the new system to arrive I just noticed the amp required for this is 15. I just figured with so many of these out there the typical 12V outlet wired to the battery would be fine however. I just checked my owners manual which states the max amperage for the outlet is 13.

Is anyone using this brake system having or had a problem with blown fuses ?
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yes,I had to wire mine direct to the battery with the brake buddy supplied wiring harness. Comes with a fuse and outlet you will need to mount somewhere in the the cab of the toad.
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Our brake buddy gets plugged into the center console of our 14 wrangler and works fine...
did nothing special...

ours IS a BBadvantage select though...

the manual does say
"At a minimum, a 15-amp 12-volt power supply is required to operate the BrakeBuddy®."

and later:
"NOTE: BrakeBuddy® is designed with an automatic shut-off on the compressor when voltage drops to 9.5 volts."

since mine is and has been working fine for over a year, I take that to mean it works fine down to 9.5 volts.
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John,

That is exactly what my 2015 manual says and at looking at the current and past BB models it says they all operate on 15 amp so its really good to hear that you have not experienced a problem.

I may do as the other poster mentioned and wire up direct to the battery with a fuse inline.

Again, glad to hear you have not experienced a problem using the 13amp fuse.
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