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I have a tool that only works by connecting its "plug" to my car cigarette lighter socket.

How can I use this tool at home? Is there an adapter that will let me use it somewhere else?

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Search for 120V 12V cigarette lighter adapter. If your home electricity is 240V (i.e., most places outside USA/Canada) then look for 240V 12V cigarette lighter adapter. Some adapters will, like laptop chargers and other equipment, handle a range 110V - 240V, 50/60 Hz.

You'll find more of the reverse (to run 120VAC equipment using your car's 12VDC) but there are plenty like this adapter on Amazon. I recommend getting one that is UL listed if possible and make sure it can supply the power (watts) your tools need.

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  • I have a feeling rbhat is in the USA. But I could be wrong - and the next person looking for an answer might not be in the USA anyway. I'll edit. Jul 16, 2018 at 13:50
  • If it's used infrequently the portable jump starters with lighter sockets pulls reasonable double duty. Jumps stubborn engines, runs a tire inflator long enough to fill the occasional floaty toy, allows using phone chargers during power outages, etc. Jul 18, 2018 at 3:14

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