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How-To add a Cigarette Lighter to your PC

by taboma / November 19, 2007 4:07 PM PST
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That's weird ...
by Bill Osler / November 19, 2007 8:04 PM PST

I guess I can see some utility in putting a lighter adapter on the PC for things that come with auto chargers but not AC adapters. That makes sense and it's not surprising that you can find an adapter like that. But the actual cigarette lighter?

That thing that surprises me the most is the fact that they were able to buy a cigarette lighter already set up with the correct power adapters to attach to a computer power supply. Weird.

I do wonder if it is a good idea to actually use the cigarette lighter powered by the PC. Their specs suggested the device could draw up to 9 Amps. That's a fair amount of current. Anybody know what the ratings are for standard PC power supply outputs?

BTW: That last link for 'onebuttonclickclubqw1.jpg' is dead.

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Thought the same
by Steven Haninger / November 19, 2007 8:44 PM PST
In reply to: That's weird ...

You're going to need a heavy duty power supply. I have to wonder how a help desk in India would handle complaints about lockups not knowing a cigarette lighter was installed. As well, I thought computer geeks were supposed to be surrounded by soft drinks and chips.....not ashes and butts.

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i read a comment somewhere
by jonah jones / November 19, 2007 11:49 PM PST
In reply to: That's weird ...

that they used it to charge appliances that usually were only used in the car (i-pod, GPS, MP3 player etc)

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That's weird ...
by taboma / November 20, 2007 7:22 AM PST
In reply to: That's weird ...

Bill, Thanks for the info on the dead link.
I still cannot understand how links are broken?

-Kevin

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Coffee anyone?
by Willy / November 20, 2007 1:23 AM PST

Before PCs got too cheap, there were DEC systems. I saw someone recycle an old DEC system into a coffee station and/or refreshment center. The DEC system wasn't a pc,(mini-system) it was huge box similar to 2-3 washing machine stuck together. It was nice to see some use after its days some yrs. ago. It was to me the best mod compared to some I've seen on smaller PCs with all the "add-ons" available now. -----Willy

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This rivals the mod where you take a CRT monitor...
by grimgraphix / November 20, 2007 4:16 AM PST

and turn it into a fish tank

Grin

Good post Kevin ! BTW... thanks for the stuffing recipe. Happy holidays.

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This rivals the mod where you take a CRT monitor...
by taboma / November 20, 2007 7:15 AM PST

Grim, I almost made a fish tank from an older Apple 19" monitor.
Would have been cool to view. Happy Thanksgiving.

-Kevin

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This one looks better
by PudgyOne / November 20, 2007 8:02 AM PST
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Low flow toilet
by Dragon / November 20, 2007 8:14 AM PST
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A lot of people seem to be going to the low flow toilet. Instead of spending a bunch of money, some put a plastic jug in there, or something. But if you want an aquarium, that will work, too. Happy

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This one looks better?
by taboma / November 20, 2007 11:57 AM PST
In reply to: This one looks better

PudgyOne. You are too much!!!
Funny!!! I love the sound effects and flushing sounds.
Great link that only you can come up with.
I love it! Thanks! Holy Moly! LOL!!!

-Kevin

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and a cupholder
by taboma / November 20, 2007 7:02 AM PST
In reply to: and a cupholder.

Brent, Everyone needs one of those. :

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Brent, my PC already has two cupholders.
by Paul C / November 24, 2007 6:53 AM PST
In reply to: and a cupholder.

All I do is push this little button on the front and they slide out. Cool, no?

And I can even access them through My Computer! What else do I need? Devil

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Brent, my PC already has two cupholders.
by taboma / November 24, 2007 10:27 AM PST

Paul C,
All you need now is a coffee maker.
Need sound effects for coffee brewing on your PC.
Anyone?

-Kevin

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