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  1. #1
    Mathy Van Nisselroy
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    Howdy folks

    I've been looking for a holder for my Nokia 6600 that can both hold an
    recharge it at the same time, now for quite a while. And what I mostly
    see is plain holders and "plug it into your cigarettelighter outlet"
    cables. I don't like that. Today I found on the internet a product by
    Brodit. It combines the two, but still has this ugly plug and cable.
    So the question is:

    Can I cut of the plug and connect the wire to another power source
    within the car or is there something special inside that plug that goes
    into the cigarettelighter outlet?

    CU Mathy

    PS I think I'll keep looking. The Brodit holder doesn't give the
    impression that my phone won't fall out. And I think it's ugly too.
    The Nokia holder looks better, but has no power cord attached. :-(



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  2. #2
    Nick \(UK\)
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    Re: Cigarettelighterplugs, what's in them?


    "Evan Platt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Tue, 07 Jun 2005 23:36:24 +0200, Mathy Van Nisselroy
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Can I cut of the plug and connect the wire to another power source
    >>within the car or is there something special inside that plug that goes
    >>into the cigarettelighter outlet?

    >
    > A fuse.
    > --
    > To reply, remove TheObvious from my e-mail address.


    A transformer.....throw 12 volts at your Nokia and it will fry baby!

    The best way to overcome this is to buy a 12 volt extension lead and plug
    the charger into it, tape the plug and socket, hide it behind the dash and
    cut the plug off of the extention lead and hard wire it to a 12 volt source.

    Hope that makes sense.





  3. #3
    Rob Tompsett
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    Re: Cigarettelighterplugs, what's in them?

    If anything they may just have a resistor to drop the voltage - as well as
    the fuse of course.

    Why not just measure the voltage coming out the end of a car charger to find
    out?

    "Evan Platt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Wed, 08 Jun 2005 17:48:02 GMT, "Nick \(UK\)"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>A transformer.....throw 12 volts at your Nokia and it will fry baby!

    >
    > Depends on the phone. A few of the nokia car chargers I had were just
    > fused - nothing more.
    > --
    > To reply, remove TheObvious from my e-mail address.






  4. #4
    Mathy Van Nisselroy
    Guest

    Re: Cigarettelighterplugs, what's in them?

    Howdy Nick, folks

    > >>Can I cut of the plug and connect the wire to another power source
    > >>within the car or is there something special inside that plug that goes
    > >>into the cigarettelighter outlet?

    > >
    > > A fuse.

    >
    > A transformer.....throw 12 volts at your Nokia and it will fry baby!
    >
    > The best way to overcome this is to buy a 12 volt extension lead and plug
    > the charger into it, tape the plug and socket, hide it behind the dash and
    > cut the plug off of the extention lead and hard wire it to a 12 volt source.
    >
    > Hope that makes sense.


    It does. The guy at the local mobile phone shop suggested the same
    thing.

    CU Mathy



  5. #5
    Mathy Van Nisselroy
    Guest

    Re: Cigarettelighterplugs, what's in them?

    Howdy Rob, folks

    > Why not just measure the voltage coming out the end of a car charger to find
    > out?


    Because I don't own one yet.

    CU Mathy



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