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Many different types of vehicles, including boats, cars, vans, and campers have a world-standard power socket on the dashboard.

It is possible to connect a specially designed cigarette lighter to a car socket. WARNING: Do not use this type of cigarette lighter for car socket extension cords, because most cords cannot handle the heat.

Other names for the car socket[edit | edit source]

Other names for car sockets include car adapter, cigarette lighter socket, cigar lighter receptacle, DC power connector, DC outlet, and car outlet.

What to connect[edit | edit source]

What can you connect to this socket?

You can connect chargers to laptop computers, mobile phones, PDAs, GPS devices, digital audio and video players, electric razors, portable spotlights, thermoelectric coolers or heaters. DC to AC inverter [Au query: DC to AC inverters are part of the list?]

How to make a car Cigar Lighter Socket female[edit | edit source]

Why?[edit | edit source]

With this system there will be fewer mistakes about the electric plus and minus polarity.

Many different types of electrical equipment can fit in this kind of socket.

This socket is a world standard DC 12 volt socket.

How?[edit | edit source]

1
Cut tinplate.PNG
Cut copper wire.PNG
Fold tinplate double rond copper wire.PNG
Tin plate and copper wire .jpg
Take some tin plate and copper wire as in the figures. The sizes are in millimeters.
2
Curve tinplate.PNG
Rolling the erylind.jpg
Rolling the edge.jpg
Curve and roll the cylinder into the right shape.
3
Solding the tinplate and copper wire.PNG
Solder the edges of the cylinder.
4
Wooden insulator.PNG
Make this from beech or pine wood.
5
Tinplate ring and plastic ring.PNG
Assemble.jpg
Assemble
6
Solding the plus wire.PNG
Wire beechwood plastic tinplate .jpg
Soldering the plug
Note: make sure you solder the plus in the middle and the minus on the outside. Find the plus indication mark on the electric plus wire. Wire is marked in different ways. You can find more information about marks on the plus wire at this link: See Low voltage connection basics
7
Solding the tinplate and minus wire.PNG
Solder the tinplate and minus wire
8
Hammer tinplate and beech wood.PNG
Be careful you do not hammer the nail through electric wire
Hammer with small nails
9
Car Cigar Lighter Socket female .jpg
Make watertight with rubber.PNG
Car cigarette lighter plug dimension.PNG
Cigar Lighter Socket female is finished!

How to make a car Cigar Lighter plug male[edit | edit source]

Coming soon link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_cigarette_lighter

You can connect the car Cigar Lighter female socket to the :

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Type Project, Device
Keywords car socket, 12 volt, female, car adapter, cigarette lighter socket, cigar lighter receptacle, dc power connector, dc outlet, car outlet
Authors Stef Breukel
Published 2007
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
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