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Can this be fixed

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by dfor, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. dfor

    dfor PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 57

    I am pretty sure that it can. It was on the garage floor and I ran over the adapter that fits into the cigarette lighter. Can I just splice in any type adapter. I have one lying around from an old cell phone. Thanks.

    Last edited: Nov 14, 2004
  2. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I wouldn't use the one from the cell phone. :nono: Take to an electronics store (radio shack) and have them match one up.
  3. dfor

    dfor PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 57

    Yea, I just opened up the adapter for the cell phone and it looks like it has some type of computer board in it. Thanks, I didn't even think of Radio Shack.
  4. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    That looks like it is just a cigarette lighter plug. Your local Napa (or???) should have one. The only thing you need to do is make sure you get the wires on the same way as the original plug. The center point is hot the side is ground. Reverse polarity could (probably will) toast the electronics.
  5. DJL

    DJL Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    Be careful about the neg/pos terminals on the 12v adapter. Easiest way to check is stick a voltmeter in your truck's adapter. And the cell phone thing will probably not work. They usually have some circuit in them that prevents overcharging or regulation of the amperage to the battery.

    Have you though about hard wiring it to your truck? Just tap into the hot 12 volt wire and place a switch between the light and hot side. Mount the switch in your glovebox or the dash, etc.
  6. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    yeah auto parts store should have that adapter
  7. kl0an

    kl0an Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    I'd say find out what you need, then go to Radio Shack and tell them what it is, letting them try to figure it out is a big mistake.. At least here in Anchorage it would be.. Had a Radio Shack in Fairbanks that was pretty decent.. Most of the guys there actually had a clue about something other than cellaphones..