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Does this gadget exist? Adaptor for car cigarette point to ordinary plug?

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paulapantsdown Wed 10-Aug-11 12:39:02

I have looked online, but can't find anything. I need to plug in my pump for airbeds at a festival this weekend (so no power points nearby), but I can park my car near where we are camping. Does such a gadget exist, and if so, where can I get one tomorrow? Too late for online shopping.
thanks

rushofbloodtothefeet Wed 10-Aug-11 12:42:48

Don't think so because the cigarette points don't have nearly as much power as a 250v plug outlet. However you can get pumps that are made for a cigarette plug, like this one

rushofbloodtothefeet Wed 10-Aug-11 12:43:31

Oops, just saw you can't do an online order. If you have a Maplins nearby they will probably have one

rushofbloodtothefeet Wed 10-Aug-11 12:44:30

In fact here you go

mranchovy Wed 10-Aug-11 13:03:44

Yes, it's called an invertor. You can get them in any Halfords, Maplins, Currys and probably DIY stores too - just check that it provides enough power for your pump (check the power rating in W).

paulapantsdown Wed 10-Aug-11 13:03:46

well look at that! thanks!

mranchovy Wed 10-Aug-11 13:06:35

And the one that rushofbloodtothefeet linked to is a high pressure/low volume pump for tyres, not a low pressure/high volume one for air beds.

rushofbloodtothefeet Wed 10-Aug-11 13:10:24

You got me there mranchovy, I just picked the first likely looking link in my effort to be helpful.

You learn something new everyday it seems.

paulapantsdown Wed 10-Aug-11 13:33:20

www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=11377574&fh_location=//catalog01/en_GB/categories%3C{9372016/categories%3C{9372052}/categories%3C{9742017}/specificationsProductType=inverters&_requestid=39386}

is this the thing? - just reserved it to collect
cheaper than anything online
its an education this mumsnet innit!! smile

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