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Cigarette Plug

Postby hap2 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:37 am



Cigarette lighter plug has power but bad connection to my device.

Any suggestions to create a better contact?

Thank you



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Re: Cigarette Plug

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:48 pm

It could be corrosion inside the jack itself, but often the problem is the plug of the device you are plugging into it. Does any other device work when plugged into it?

The problem with these plugs is that they were originally never designed to do anything except power a cigarette lighter for a few seconds, so they are exceptionally poorly suited as a 12 volt power source - the plugs often work loose and contacts become disconnected.

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Re: Cigarette Plug

Postby NVSB4 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:50 pm

I suggest that you change out the socket. The wiring connectors are the same on all of the ones that I've seen.
You can get them real cheap off eBay. I got a couple of these. They ship from Hong Kong, but are pretty good in that they have 1) a cover, 2) a removable plug that fits in solidly and 3) two USB outlets.
They are $4 each (with free shipping) and a 15% discount on the second one ($3.44)
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Re: Cigarette Plug

Postby hap2 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:45 pm

How easy are they to change?

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Re: Cigarette Plug

Postby NVSB4 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:54 pm

hap2 wrote:How easy are they to change?


It really depends on where you have it mounted.
Basically, it's:
1. Unscrew the old one
2. Unhook the wires
3. Attach the wires to the new one
4. Screw the new one in place.
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Re: Cigarette Plug

Postby hap2 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:37 pm

It's right against the very lower part of the dash (on my car) Maybe I'll try it on the bike's 3 plugs first & see how it connects with those. If It's still a problem, then it's probly the plug on the device itself.

I will try that as well as other devices in that plug & see how that goes. Then will let u know if u want.

Thanx




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