Fag lighter socket.

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:03 pm

I have found that if the BX fag lighter socket is used to charge phones etc the innards get bent a little and no longer hold the fag lighter part properly, the thing is still live though.
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Post by Oscar » Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:11 pm

Yes and I've found that the spotlight I bought to run from the lighter only barely makes contact. Seems they are bigger. Some sort of subtle piece of French one-upmanship, I shouldn't wonder.

Reminds me of the story of Churchill's response to the Russian request for condoms during the war. He said to send large ones but to make sure the packets were marked "Small".
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:22 pm

I was unaware that there were different sizes of fag lighter socket!! In the cantre console I have fitted a BX fag lighter socket but its a bit too long and protrudes a bit, I will go to the breakers and see if I can find a shorter one, I originally took the power socket out to use my camping cold box, fitted the fag lighter socket, got it working, then pulled the end off of the cold box plug and found it would now fit the original socket :oops: mind you I am planning to use my laptop in the car so the bigger socket will come in handy.
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