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plug converter

Postby starlight1968sg » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:39 am

I have a car handheld vacuum cleaner.
Is there a converter plug that allows me to plug into the wall socket so that I can use this little cleaner at home for light use?
Tks.

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Re: plug converter

Postby BigDevil » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:21 am


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Re: plug converter

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:08 pm



Thanks, but please be careful of buying electrical products from China. Read the reviews first. :)

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Re: plug converter

Postby BigDevil » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:22 pm

Just letting starlight know that such adapter is indeed available. :)
Certainly won't recommend buying the one I quoted since the reviews were all negative.

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Re: plug converter

Postby starlight1968sg » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:26 pm

Tks for sharing.
Am thinking of going to car accessories' shops like autobac to ask.
Dh found on internet that the cost of such a plug may be about $37.
Dh has a car vacuum cleaner which he hardly uses. So we are thinking of using it to clean our carpet (not very big piece but can't bring it to the car).

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Re: plug converter

Postby Nebbermind » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:07 pm

starlight1968sg wrote:Tks for sharing.
Am thinking of going to car accessories' shops like autobac to ask.
Dh found on internet that the cost of such a plug may be about $37.
Dh has a car vacuum cleaner which he hardly uses. So we are thinking of using it to clean our carpet (not very big piece but can't bring it to the car).


If you have a unused power supply for the router/modem/etc, you can try cutting off the 12V plugs on both and joining them together. But you have to figure out which is + and - on the vacuum (or both) and also that the PSU has enough current to drive the vacuum.

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Re: plug converter

Postby Nebbermind » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:03 am

If you have something similar to this:

http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/12V-Electric-Portable-Handheld-Car-Vacuum-Cleaner-For-Car-Van-Auto-Hoover-/351787254538?hash=item51e827830a:g:U~oAAOSwMsVXjcoZ

you will need at least a 60W PSU (12V, 5A). That unit above from qoo10 can only give you 0.6A

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Re: plug converter

Postby starlight1968sg » Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:58 pm

In the end, dh bought one online at <$30. I just used it to clean my little carpet

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