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How can I convert a dc (cigarette lighter) to a normal plug?

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
I want to buy an electric coolbox from argos, but it only comes with an ac (car cigarette lighter adapter). Can I buy something to change this so that I can may it work off of a normal plug? Thanks
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#2
I bought an adapter from Maplins last summer to plug the kids DVD player from the car into when indoors. Its abit noisy but works great cost about £15 I think.
#3
you need a transformer adapter
#4
Argos say 12v 5A so it'll be damned expensive to get a PSU.
#5
You need something like this


Edit, no good it only goes upto 1 amp

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=36397

http://images.maplin.co.uk/300/n35az_new.jpg
#6
I think it was something like this one.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=36397
#8
The cheapest way to do it, if you know somebody with some basic electrical knowledge, is to get an old PC PSU of say 350w and wire a cigarette socket onto that. Should give you at least 10A at 12v. A bit bulky etc but cheap :lol:
#9
Shengis
The cheapest way to do it, if you know somebody with some basic electrical knowledge, is to get an old PC PSU of say 350w and wire a cigarette socket onto that. Should give you at least 10A at 12v. A bit bulky etc but cheap :lol:


Haha was just going to say use an old atx power supply and solder a cigarette socket onto the 12v line.:thumbsup:
#10
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Haha was just going to say use an old atx power supply and solder a cigarette socket onto the 12v line.:thumbsup:


I do it all the time. They make excellent bench supplies at a fraction of the cost. Only mod needed is to connect the green ATX wire to a black and it's good to go :lol:
#11
Thanks everyone, sounds like a lot of hassle. Robert Dyas sell one for £40 which has both on it - may go for that :)
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bargainhunter2009
Thanks everyone, sounds like a lot of hassle. Robert Dyas sell one for £40 which has both on it - may go for that :)


Well the reviews on the Argos one aren't that good tbh.
#13
Shengis
Well the reviews on the Argos one aren't that good tbh.


Think your right, thanks :)

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