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Old 03-20-2007, 08:53 AM   #1
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The cigarette lighter plug is so last century, time to install USB sockets everywhere for charging iPods and other devices, and powering cheap-must have accessories!

Like these two fans for $5! Or the beverage cooler! Or the plasma ball! Snake light!

All that is missing is the easy to install outlets and power converters (12V to 5V), but its only a matter of time.
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:33 PM   #2
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:52 AM   #3
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Good idea!
Good idea!

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Old 03-21-2007, 09:12 PM   #4
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You can get these little air ionizers, too. Smells great!
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:08 PM   #5
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Oh Brother! And I'm still using an Ice Box
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Interesting... The original was posted in 2007 and I'm still using my cig lighter socket.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:56 AM   #8
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The cigarette lighter plug is so last century.

Still have the cigarette lighter socket, but then I am last century too. Lol!

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Old 04-10-2015, 02:41 PM   #9
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Since this old thread got revived I thought I'd pass along my cig lighter plug story from a few days ago

I wired up a harness to power a model airplane battery charger from the the rear power outlet in my Jeep. It's fused for 20 amps. The charger, as programmed, draws 6ish amps while putting 5.5 amps into the battery.

I noticed the adapter I got at Autozone felt warm after a few minutes, pulled it out and found the positive terminal on the end too hot to touch. Scary.

I cut off the cig plug and wired my charger cord to a seven pin trailer plug. No heat and the charger sees 11.9v instead of the 11.1v with the cig plug.

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