Waeco CF60 12V Lead - Replacement Fuse

Submitted: Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 14:37
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Hi all,

Does anybody know where, in Melbourne, I can get hold of replacement fuses for the Waeco 12V lead?

It lives inside the plug that goes into the cig lighter socket & consists of a metal strip along a ceramic "thingy".

Also, has anyone had any experience of this fuse blowing & likely causes?

Thanks & Regards

PGK
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Reply By: Robnicko - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 14:49

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 14:49
PGK,
Look up the Waeco service centre list on thier website.
They have many service agents around Melbourne. The fuse is usually an 8amp ceramic type. The most common reason for it to blow would be a short of some sort.
You could even get that type of fuse from most places like Jaycar, autobarn.....


Rob
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 15:21

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 15:21
I am guessing it's the same types as the Engels. They are thermal fuses. I replaced mine with a normal fuse $1 vs a $10 fuse and it's doing it's thing
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Reply By: Member - Cruiser (NSW) - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 16:02

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 16:02
Anywhere that sells waeco should have spare leads/fuses etc.

Try Camping World or Annaconda, Rays, BCF, or any of the larger camping retailers near you.

Cheers,

Cruiser
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Reply By: Steve T - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 16:59

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 16:59
You should be able to get the fuse at any auto shop. As for the cause, we had one fuse blow when condensation ran down the lead into the socket, shorting it out. Now I make sure the lead drops below the socket height and up to the socket. Hope this helps, Steve
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Follow Up By: PGK - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 22:28

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 22:28
Thanks Steve,

I don't beleive moisture was the issue here, but good tip
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Reply By: Member No 1- Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 18:26

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 18:26
if its a thermal fuse... toss it! (as someone else said above)

if its just a 10 amp or whatever get a plain glass fuse
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Reply By: SoloGirl - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 21:17

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 21:17
Hiya,
I had a bit of a hiccup with my brand new Waeco CF40 very recently. I wired in the aux. battery and cigarette lighter socket for the fridge myself and off we went to Ningaloo (wish it was that simple!) Got to the teeming metropolis called Rabbit Flat and the fridge was dead. Amidst 40 gazillion bush flies and 43 degrees in the shade (I kid you not), I figured out it was the actual socket that comes with the 12v cable. I had a few of those ceramic fuses spare and each time I replaced it, it blew again. I reckon the actual 12V male fitting is a poor quality one. I managed to get to Broome without everything going bad in the fridge and asked an auto electrician to cut the fitting off and fix me a cable that I could connect directly to the battery. They also put an in-line fuse on the live wire (far better than that cr@ppy ceramic one) and after 9000 awesome kilometres, it was still going fine. Very impressed with the frdge I might add.
And my wiring as that wasn't the problem! ha ha ha
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Follow Up By: PGK - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 22:25

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 22:25
Hey SoloGirl,

Interesting - I've just replace the 12V cable as the original was a bit worse for wear, having been caught in the closing (car) door too many times.

Fuse blew on the new cable straight away - swapped it for the fuse out of the old cable plug, which lasted for about a week.

In your case do you reckon it was the female socket or the male plug that was the problem? Or perhaps the combination just wasn't right? (Puns not intended - just trying to be clear)

Appreciate your thoughts

Thanks & Regards

PGK

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Follow Up By: SoloGirl - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 10:41

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 10:41
Hey PGK nice pun!
It was definitely the male plug.
Since I replaced it, I used the female socket to charge a 12V lamp everyday and it's still working fine.
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Reply By: Gronk - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 23:33

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 23:33
Just do what a lot of others have done and cut off the plug and replace with a hella/merrit/jaycar/narva brand plug and put in an inline fuseholder with a 7.5A fuse( blade fuse )..

reduces voltage drop problems and dead easy to replace a fuse if ever needed !!
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 06:28

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 06:28
Yes ditch the crappy fused plug as far as you can and replace it with the above mentioned.
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