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I have just purchased a 12v tyre inflator .The only trouble is it don't reach the rear tyres.I have a cigar adaptor extension that has a 5 amp fuse,which will enable me to reach the rear tyres .can I put a 10 amp fuse in place of the 5amp .
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My personal take on this would be that if they have fused it at 5A then it's likely that the cable that has been used would be insufficient to carry a continuous 10A load.

I would look to use something like this which is already correctly rated.
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Will the inflator pump up to the pressure required for the rear tyres even if it did reach? With such a short cable, it sounds like a car tyre inflator and not a heavier duty one.
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My personal take on this would be that if they have fused it at 5A then it's likely that the cable that has been used would be insufficient to carry a continuous 10A load.

I would look to use something like this which is already correctly rated.
That were my thoughts also.
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Will the inflator pump up to the pressure required for the rear tyres even if it did reach? With such a short cable, it sounds like a car tyre inflator and not a heavier duty one.
It is about 6 inches too short.
The compressor is digital .you set it to your required pressure and it will stop when it reaches that correct pressure.
It is capable of 250psi.

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My first thoughts are that while you are at it, why not replace the whole cable without the need for a join, fitting the 10amp component from the original plug or even fit one in-line.
You can then rig a thick enough extension to reach the furthest tyre.

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I too have a digital pump like Lifestyle, it will reach the front van tyres but not the rear so I bought a 10a extension. Used it several time ok but when I used it a couple of weeks ago the 10a fuse in the extension blew.
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I'd just extend the cable, and solder the joints then cover with shrink sleeving, messing with plugs and sockets just makes more work.
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