12v Adaptor

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  1. Gollom

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    Big Gertie has a Zig MC-2000 control panel with a 12v socket in it. I would like an adaptor that gives me 2 USB (preferably 1 @1A and 1 @ 5A) but the plug on the standard car adaptor I have is too "fat"

    Look as I may I cannot find what I want on ebay (or wherever) I am sure someone much wiser than me will shake their head, sigh and promptly post a link to the very thing I want (y)

    Well, I like to hope so!

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    The socket you have is probably a DIN socket, similar, but, as you have noted, smaller than a traditional cigarette lighter socket. You can get a an adapter from this to the standard "fat" socket, (most motorhome dealers stock them)then use USB adapters in that.
     
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    Looks like what I need thanks as I have a USB adaptor already. Just one question as the blurb says the following. Will it still be safe to use?

    Note: this adaptor does not change the voltage at all, you must make sure the equipment you use on it is rated at the correct voltage for the socket you are using.
     
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    So is a DIN socket the same as a HELLA socket?
     
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    Yup !
     
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    I thought 2.1A was the maximum per USB socket?
     
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    I don't think the above is what you want.That is DIN plug to double DIN socket. From what you say, you need something like this:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rocket-Radio-Standard-Lighter-Adaptor/dp/B0042EYTEI
    DIN to standard cig lighter. Then the commonly available USB adapters that pug in to a standard cig lighter will fit.Like this:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Griff...er-/261726571540?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368
    I've never seen a USB adapter that fits a DIN socket - although they may well exist.
     
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    Spot on - thanks.

    Supplementary question - how much power does a 2.1A USB socket take? It;s the one I'd need to charge my tablet which has a 6300 mHa battery
     
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    2.1 amp max actually you asked how much power so 2.1 x 12V = 25.2 Watts
    Watts being the SI unit of power.
     
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    2.1 amp is the maximum power for the USB side so at 5 volt(usb) X 2.1 amp - 10.5 watts (max) loose a bit of efficiently between the 12volt and the 5v USB and you will be using less than 1amp at 12volt for a single usb
     
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    Sorry, should have been clearer. Is that a lot of power to take or not too much? I.E. if I charged my tablet twice would that seriously deplete the leisure battery? Not looking for exact science, just a general "feel"

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    Look at it from the battery point of view, your tablet battery is 6.3 A/H your leisure battery will be something like 90 A/H so a couple of charges isn't going to run it flat but it will add to all the other things you use your battery for.
     
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