[A4] inverter blew cig lighter?

nancy tubbs audi at fullcalendar.com
Thu Mar 4 20:22:46 EST 2004

I forgot to mention I have a 2000 A4 2.8Q.  I was wondering about the battery in case I need to use this inverter in an emergency, or so I could provide a jumpstart to someone.  If it's a pain to get to the battery, no problem, I was just wondering where it was.

Thanks again,

Original Message:
>From: "nancy tubbs" <audi at fullcalendar.com>
>To: <a4 at audifans.com>
>Subject: [A4] inverter blew cig lighter?
>Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 18:04:32 -0700

>I bought a 400 watt inverter, that I could plug into my cigarette lighter and then plug my laptop into.  Today I tried it out and I think it wrecked my cigarette lighter.  
>Any suggestions, ideas?  Thanks!
>Sequence of events:
>1) Cig lighter working, powering cell phone charger (green light on).
>2) Hooked up wires to inverter, plugged inverter into cig lighter (power switch was on if that matters). 
>3) No power comes through inverter, no light, nothing.  Turned inverter on and off.  Turned car power and engine on and off. Nothing.
>4) Cig lighter not working, no power to cell phone charger, no light.  Everything else seems fine.
>This inverter can also be used by hooking the cables directly to the battery, which I thought I would try to see if the inverter itself was broken.  Um, why can't I find the battery?  Obviously I'm not a car expert - help!
>Thanks very much,
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