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Crazed First Alfa Gremlin: 12v socket fuse blowing

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I have a RING digital tyre inflater (Ring Automotive RAC630 12 V Automatic Digital Compressor with LED Light: Car & Motorbike) and have used it with a few different cars (all fords) and it has worked great...

Got it out to sort the tyres before a long motorway journey. First front tyre no problem, moved on to the rear...fuse blew...

After digging around and finally finding the fuse puller (hidden behind the fog/parking/trip switches) I replaced the fuse and had another go....same result

After replacing the fuse for the second time, I got out my power pack to finish the job and all was blown fuse in the power pack

The manual says that the limit from the front 12v is 100w.....haven't found its rating theory i suppose it could pull 120w max... I use the socket daily for a sat nav with no problems so I dont think it is any dirt/krud causing it to short....

Should I be worried or is it just the pump pulling too much juice? Anyone else had the problem with an electric pump?



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It draws 10amps, 120 watts, that shouldn't lift a 10 amp fuse.

I'd be more inclined to think that the plug is somehow shorting the socket
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