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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 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 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
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 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
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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

How long is the lead on this item?

Asked by: Anonymous
This model has no lead. the 12v socket is built into the transformer as per the second picture.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2018-03-19

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
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