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Power cables

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by _dave_, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. _dave_

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    Hi, im not sure if this is the right place, but i dont know anywhere else.
    I got hold of one of those mini fridges today. However one end of the power cable is for a car cigerate lighter, and i want it in my room. Any ideas of an adapter or just a new lead i need. I know this isnt really AV, but i dont know any other forums about power cables.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Damian1978

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    Wooooah!

    I seriously would'nt put a normal mains (240v) plug anywhere near that cigar lighter plug. :lesson:

    It sounds like its a 12volt item so you'll need some kin of adapter for that.
     
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    Any idea of where to get one then?
     
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    Maplin probably
     
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    You'll need quite a meaty 12V power supply for that. Most of these mini-fridges come with both a 12VDC cable, and a 240VAC cable. I'm surprised that yours did not.
     
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    dave -


    You could use something like this, but it probably costs more than you paid for the cooler -

    http://www.halfords.com/opd_product_details.asp?id=19469&type=0&cat=28

    Alternatively, you could use a simple battery charger, but you would need to replace the croc clips with a cigarette lighter socket or wire directly to the cooler lead.

    http://www.halfords.com/opd_product_details.asp?id=16899&type=0&cat=28

    Bear in mind that these units are generally not suitable for continuous use - they tend to ice up after a few days and stop working efficiently. You then need to de-ice them.

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