Fridge 12 V cord to Anderson Plugs Questions?

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Hello Electrical Gurus.. This might be a simple question but I thought I better check with the experts..
So I just bought a 12V/120V fridge ICECO VL65.

I want any removable accessories to be connected using Anderson plugs for better efficiency and overall sturdiness on the trail..

So to my question before I start slicing and dicing my expensive 12V OEM plug/wire that came with the fridge (See pictures)

1) There is a 10A fuse built into it, should I put an inline 10A fuse on the cord? Even though my setup is fused before the connection?

2) How do I determine which wire is positive and negative? On the fridge/OEM plug? Is there a standard? Is it the side with the writing that is positive or other way round? Does it matter?


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No expert here, but FWIW:
1) Yes, that would be good. I believe in fuses. I'll gladly put in an extra one. And that way you can use it anywhere without worrying about whether the line is already fused or not.
2) Yes, it matters very much. From memory, the positive goes to the tip of the cigarette lighter plug. I would not trust any guess based on printed text. Anyway, I'd double check with a voltmeter (which you should really have if you do any sort of electrical work). With a voltmeter you can check anywhere for the Positive and then follow the wire. If you don't have one already, HF gives some out for free periodically.
x) that plug is way overkill for that sort of fridge IMO. Not needed and way big. You'd probably be just fine with even a PP15 if your wire is not too big, which is unlikely if it's a 10A max system. Or make that a PP30 for a medium bit of overkill.
 
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No expert here, but FWIW:
1) Yes, that would be good. I believe in fuses. I'll gladly put in an extra one. And that way you can use it anywhere without worrying about whether the line is already fused or not.
2) Yes, it matters very much. From memory, the positive goes to the tip of the cigarette lighter plug. I would not trust any guess based on printed text. Anyway, I'd double check with a voltmeter (which you should really have if you do any sort of electrical work). With a voltmeter you can check anywhere for the Positive and then follow the wire. If you don't have one already, HF gives some out for free periodically.
x) that plug is way overkill for that sort of fridge IMO. Not needed and way big. You'd probably be just fine with even a PP15 if your wire is not too big, which is unlikely if it's a 10A max system. Or make that a PP30 for a medium bit of overkill.

Yup turned out to be simple enough I'll just see with a voltmeter which wire is which and Du'h of-course the one with the fuse is the positive.. Geesh I should have known.. Thanks.. !
 

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Best not to assume anything and always check...

What's the gauge of that connecting cord? Looks like it's printed on it.
 
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I've got a couple of the Wit's End cables to connect a National Luna and an Engel to Andersons. They are much better than cig or hella. No more melted ice cream or warm beer since I bought them.
 

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Another plug for Joey and Wit's End fridge cables to Anderson PowerPoles. I priced out making my own and it was actually, apples to apples using the coiled wire (fridge is atop a BedSlide in my HD2500), going to cost me more than buying the all-ready to go from Joey. Worked out perfectly!
 

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