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Old 10-17-2016, 11:28 AM   #1
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TV DC plug issue

I have a Forest River Sunseeker RV with a TV that runs off of DC power. Recently the TV suddenly turned off. I found the plug in the cigarette lighter like outlet was so hot that some of plastic was beginning to melt. My question is does anyone know what could cause this?

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Old 10-17-2016, 12:18 PM   #2
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The amperage draw of the TV exceeded that of the outlet, or there is a short in the wiring to the outlet.

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Old 10-24-2016, 10:36 AM   #3
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It is my opinion that the "Cigar Lighter" DC connection is possibly the WORST possible power connection that the world has ever seen. I will not go into the list of what is wrong with it, but you just found one of them. I have often seen damage as you described.

There are other DC connectors available, I suggest that you go looking for a good one.

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