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    Fridge wiring.

    I'm now looking at hard wiring the console fridge through a switch.

    I'm going to need some help on what wire and fuse I need to use. My aux battery is behind the back seat and a fuse block is just above that.

    What I want to do is cut off the cigarette plug from the fridge and extend the wires to a switch and then to the battery.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    If you unscrew the cigarette plug end, there should be a glass tube fuse in it. It will have the amperage on it.
    Once you cut the plug off you should then be able to connect your switch and extend the wires to the fuse block near your battery with the same rated fuse that was in the cigarette plug.
    (*I'm not an auto electrician)

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    Not very practical to hard wire the fridge. It will be a PITA when you need to pull it out for any reason - and you almost certainly will need to pull it out. Best option is to use an Anderson connector I reckon. You can still go with the switch and fuse.

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    Use what ever fuse its rate for and no higher, for the wire I would probably use 6mm minimum. That will be more that what the OEM cable is anyway so you should be fine. Or do what Brissieboy has said.

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    I would run a circuit from your fuse board at the back to an Anderson Plug under the console fridge and then use an Anderson plug off your fridge. This will give you a fused circuit and flexibility if you ever have to take it out. If you can also put an inline fuse in your new lead off the fridge then you are double protected and take protection with the fridge if you ever take to another car.

    you need to join the lead to the new circuit anyway so you might as well just use an Anderson Plug for that joint.
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    The Anderson connection is a great suggestion. I'd use some of these Anderson powerpole connectors: https://www.jaycar.com.au/45a-anders...r-set/p/PT4406
    They are more compact than the regular Anderson plugs.
    I used some of these on the 12gauge cable for the sub in my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cremulator View Post
    The Anderson connection is a great suggestion. I'd use some of these Anderson powerpole connectors: https://www.jaycar.com.au/45a-anders...r-set/p/PT4406
    They are more compact than the regular Anderson plugs.
    I used some of these on the 12gauge cable for the sub in my car.
    Yeah i agree, the smaller style of Anderson will be plenty for this application. the problem with the full size anderson is the cable your using is just a bastard to clamp down in an Anderson plug.
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    Looks like Darren's got you covered - Andersen plug is the way to go.
    Doesn't sound like you will have much length of cable - but heavier is better than lighter. More fridge problems are voltage loss problems due to too thin cable than anything else.

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    Thank you gents.

    An Anderson plug is probably the way to go. A quick eBay search brought up this.
    I'm pretty sure that's the same as I'm using for my 50l when it's in the back.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/264217037012

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudRunnerTD View Post
    If you can also put an inline fuse in your new lead off the fridge then you are double protected and take protection with the fridge if you ever take to another car.
    When I took off the front cover there was a fuse (I think 10amp) as part of the 12v wiring.

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