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# 207290 17-Dec-2016 15:38
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Ok, so I bought a new car and it has a socket which is marked 12v 120w.  I bought a standard 12v usb charger for it to charge my phone on it but it doesn't fit cos the hole is too small!




Just wondering if anyone might know what is going on here?  Im guessing its some aftermarket thing and not factory standard?

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  # 1691458 17-Dec-2016 15:49
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Too small as in not deep enough or too small as in diameter? 


What type of car?


A quick search is some adapters are too deep to fit in some cars sockets.






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  # 1691460 17-Dec-2016 15:58
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too small in diameter.


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  # 1691464 17-Dec-2016 16:18
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Only just too small, like a few mm? I struck this years ago, think it was maybe US vs Euro spec?

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  # 1691466 17-Dec-2016 16:41
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It'll be a merrit plug.

A lot of cig plugs have a red ring on the end of them that pulls off, this makes them fit a merrit.

heres one of the combo ones, the pic shows the red bit removed.

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  # 1691468 17-Dec-2016 16:51
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andrewNZ: It'll be a merrit plug.

A lot of cig plugs have a red ring on the end of them that pulls off, this makes them fit a merrit.

heres one of the combo ones, the pic shows the red bit removed.




Looks like you could be right... I will go into Jaycar and see how we get on.

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