High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
Just throwing in some real world, more relative to the OP's situation, likely a 16 ga. Battery Tender wire that is less than 2' long. Knowing you'll rarely use the compressor, knowing it may peak at 10 amps starting up, I put a 15 amp fuse in. Have used the compressor a couple of times running for a few minutes to air up a back tire 10psi after plugging it.
The wires did not get hot, the power wire to the compressor is more like 18 ga and 10' long... but I ran the Slime compressor too long and wore out the rubber piston ring. The compressor takes 7-8 amps running..... engine running supplies 13.5+ volts, compressor runs faster, airs up tire faster.
So, knowing that, I still would not plug anything in that took 15 amps for any length of time.. Battery Tender will take less than 3 amps. One could just stick a 10 amp fuse in and try the compressor.
OK carry on.
Keep yer stick on the ice....
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