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12V Car Accessory Socket AC/DC Power Supply

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About this product


  • AC 240V mains input to DC 12V output
  • Maximum 1 A output via a car accessory socket
  • Ideal for mobile phones, GPS units and other items that can be powered from the car accessory socket

Product overview

• AC 240V mains input to DC 12V output
• Maximum 1 A output via a car accessory socket
• Ideal for mobile phones, GPS units and other items that can be powered from the car accessory socket

Caution: Before use, ensure the device you are plugging in to the accessory socket does not draw a current of more than 1 amp.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! Again Maplin came up with exactly what I wanted! And free delivery.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not enough power I bought this as my new car does not have a "cigarette lighter" style accessories socket. I have a tyre pressure air compressor that works off such a socket. Maplin supplied the item in good time, unfortunately the current supplied by the item was insufficient to power the compressor. I returned the item to my local Maplin store and received a full refund. Maplin's service was excellent, the item supplied was not.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it says on the tin. Ordered the wrong one" wanted a 12 volt supply for electric fan. So still in box. But a very fast delivery over all an excellent transaction to be recommended.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not enought power this did not even provide enough power to power a 12v air pump (for which i was purchased)
Date published: 2017-09-03
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Input Voltage: AC 240 V, 50 Hz
Input Power Plug: UK 3 Pin Mains Plug
Output Voltage: DC 12 V
Output Current: 1 A (1000 mA)
Output Voltage Type: Fixed
Output Power (Max): 12 W
Regulated Output: No
Polarity: Centre Positive
Reversible Polarity: No
Number of Tips or Sockets: 1
Output Tips/Socket Type: Car Type Accessory Socket
Switched Mode Supply: No
Dimensions: 80(l) x 30(w) x 46(d) mm
Weight: 126 g

I want to use this with my car cooler box which says 48 watts. I've tried to look on a watt/amps converter but couldn't calculate it. If it says 48 watts is that too high for the device?

Asked by: jandfaz
Unfortunately this would not be suitable to run a coolbox.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-07-29

Hello, could I use this to charge a laptop computer from the cigarette lighter socket? thanks Dave

Asked by: Dave
No this plugs into the UK mains to provide a 12v car socket.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-13

In principle, does this product work by getting power from the wall plug (main supply of 240V) and then powering a mobile phone or any accessory that can plug into a car?

Asked by: ehsun786
Yes, this is correct.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-06-24

Hello here could I use this adaptor to plug in a lorry cool box which has a cigarette adapter to plug into mains at home ? 

Asked by: Curtis
Yes that would be fine if the cooler box is 12V
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-06-21

WILL IT POWER A Black & Decker Auto Flexi Car Vacuum 12V?

Asked by: David
If it connects with the 12v cigarette lighter socket then it will power the item
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-04-24

I have been told that adapter for the 12v accessory socket ac/dc power will not work with car vacuum. Is there a product that will work with the car vacuum cleaner.

Asked by: kirkmes
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-12-16

Will this adapter power a car vacuum cleaner on a mains socket which is powered by cigarette lighter socket in car

Asked by: kirkmes
No, I am sorry but the item will not work for this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-12-15

Hi will this power a tree that can plug into a car cigarette power bit and it has 5 lights on this tree but does not state the amps but if you know if that many light would work in 1amp then that would be great also they are not led bulbs.

Asked by: Alex
I'm afraid we are unable to guarantee this without knowing the ampage, this can power items at 12v 1A.
Answered by: Neil G
Date published: 2016-12-09
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