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12V car Inverter £5 @ Asda instore
12V car Inverter £5 @ Asda instore

12V car Inverter £5 @ Asda instore

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Popped into Asda today (Bristol, Longwell green) and saw a 12V car inverter reduced from £20 to £5,

12v cigar lighter adapter with a 240V plug and USB presentation.

I saw this item a few days ago and nearly bought it for the higher price.

Cant seem to find it on their website at all. There were loads of them at Lonwell green store.

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How many watts?

How many watts?

Hi fin23,
I've just popped the retailer into the title so that it can be seen in text view, which is used by many members.
I've added instore as well; as you say - it doesn't seem to be on the website
Best regards, Chesso

£20 is cheap for an inverter so im guessing its 50watts or 100watts max at that price.

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75W 12V 150W Peak Power

These are very useful when I am buying small electrical products at the Car Boot sale. You can test them before getting home and realising you've bought a duff product.

Great price. Would be interested to know if they are available at any other stores (long drive to my nearest Asda).

Please be aware that these can blow the fuses in your car. We bought a 50w one from Maplin 4 months ago and within days of occasional use all the car fuses had blown. We gave it away to a friend due to this (we did tell him why) and it blew all the fuses in his car too. It's now in the bin.

hopefully not store specific

fin23

75W 12V 150W Peak Power



You saved me a trip to Asda. Thanks a lot.

Good price but don't think I can change gears with that in the cigarette socket.

150W, not bad.

Remember though that realistically inverters never reach the wattage they are quoted, should be good for 100W though.

Good for charging a laptop and useful that its got the USB port too

MrHot

150W, not bad.Remember though that realistically inverters never reach … 150W, not bad.Remember though that realistically inverters never reach the wattage they are quoted, should be good for 100W though.



It does say 150w 'Peak', of course it doesn't say how long that peak can last. Probably safer just to rely on the 75w continuous figure that is shown.

Caz42

Please be aware that these can blow the fuses in your car. We bought a … Please be aware that these can blow the fuses in your car. We bought a 50w one from Maplin 4 months ago and within days of occasional use all the car fuses had blown. We gave it away to a friend due to this (we did tell him why) and it blew all the fuses in his car too. It's now in the bin.



RUBBISH! Could blow one but not 'all' fuses. If you had a good point to make your exaggeration just undermined it.

Weren't trying to run a kettle on it were you??????
Edited by: "Besford" 10th Feb 2011

I can believe that this blew your "fuse" but not your fuses. I used to have a draper inverter at 300W/600Wpeak in my car. It only ever popped the fuse once, when I tried to see whether a hair dryer would work. It wouldn't and it popped the in-line fuse which was there so the "fuse" in the fusebox remain protected.

You could run a Wii and a small LCD TV from this if you shopped about for the right TV!

Still... very low wattage, hence the price.
Edited by: "abx" 10th Feb 2011

None in Asda Brynmawr, saved my FUSES anyway

I tried to power a pump for an airbed whilst camping with a Maplins one a few years back and it knackered my cigarette lighter loom. Whole thing had to be replaced. I thought, naively, you could run anything with a plug on the end from it.

Ah well, live and learn.

Edit:- I'd had a few drinks, needed a comfortable place to crash so I replaced the fuse which had blown with foil. That's why I knackered the loom.

Loads of these in Asda Feltham yesterday

Great deal, these inverters are normally around £20.

I use one of these for powering a 23W energy-saving lightbulb to light up our tent when we go camping. Much better than the mostly-useless battery powered camping lamps that usually cost more than £5.

howarthcd

I use one of these for powering a 23W energy-saving lightbulb to light up … I use one of these for powering a 23W energy-saving lightbulb to light up our tent when we go camping.



What a BRIGHT idea!!!..................unlike the low energy bulbs.

Bad Actor

I tried to power a pump for an airbed whilst camping with a Maplins one a … I tried to power a pump for an airbed whilst camping with a Maplins one a few years back and it knackered my cigarette lighter loom. Whole thing had to be replaced. I thought, naively, you could run anything with a plug on the end from it. :|Ah well, live and learn.Edit:- I'd had a few drinks, needed a comfortable place to crash so I replaced the fuse which had blown with foil. That's why I knackered the loom.



Stupid --- But honest!

Besford

RUBBISH! Could blow one but not 'all' fuses. If you had a good point to … RUBBISH! Could blow one but not 'all' fuses. If you had a good point to make your exaggeration just undermined it.Weren't trying to run a kettle on it were you??????



Don't be so damn cheeky, I see you called another poster 'stupid' aswell......must be great to be so perfect huh! No I was not running a kettle on it, what a rude reply to a post where I was trying to warn people. All I know is that my OH had to buy 4 fuses for the car and since I am not a mechanic I have no idea what was blown and what wasn't!

It must happen to you a lot since your fuse is obviously so short!!

howarthcd

Great deal, these inverters are normally around £20.I use one of these … Great deal, these inverters are normally around £20.I use one of these for powering a 23W energy-saving lightbulb to light up our tent when we go camping. Much better than the mostly-useless battery powered camping lamps that usually cost more than £5.


used them at our stables with energy saving lights lots better than 12v carvan type flourencent but found 12v led spot lights even better only use about 3watt some really good ones out now couple of them in tent be good

Caz42

Don't be so damn cheeky, I see you called another poster 'stupid' … Don't be so damn cheeky, I see you called another poster 'stupid' aswell......must be great to be so perfect huh! No I was not running a kettle on it, what a rude reply to a post where I was trying to warn people. All I know is that my OH had to buy 4 fuses for the car and since I am not a mechanic I have no idea what was blown and what wasn't! It must happen to you a lot since your fuse is obviously so short!!



With respect "4" fuses is not "all the fuses" Some cars may have upto 40/50 fuses in them.
these inverters are ok if they are used correctly
fuses are meant to blow to protect other electrical devices in the car,doesn't mean inverters are unsuitable.

Just checked my local asda (Linwood by Paisley) no joy, had a similar one at same rating for £15. incase it saves anyone a wasted trip.

Loads of these yesterday in Cardiff, Coryton.
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