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Old 16 December 2010, 18:10   #1
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how to power my inflator with no car battery available?

We have got a Hybrid car without a standard Car battery to use as a power source for inflating our Zodiac 3.1m. Can we convert to power from eg car cigarette lighter? any other options that would enable us to keep on using the one we have??
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Old 16 December 2010, 18:27   #2
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Depends what the current is, if its designed for connecting straight to the battery they is usually a reason for this.
Fancy buying a hybrid!
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Old 16 December 2010, 18:40   #3
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I have a range rover with a big battery that works great for inflating boats, you should buy one too

Seriously though, don't put a cigarette plug on the end to go in the socket, fag lighter sockets can't cope with the current draw of an inflator. If there's 12v available on the car then there must be somewhere to take off the power safely?
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Old 16 December 2010, 18:46   #4
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I have a booster pack for starting cars.. Just hook up the crocodile clips to the leads and hey presto! Handy too coz it's more portable than a battery. I got mine in halfords, I think t was only 30 or 40 euro!?
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Old 17 December 2010, 01:45   #5
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That's what I would use (and did before I got the pump with a built in battery) . It's much more convenient than using the car's battery anyway.
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A jump pack. Halfords sell 'em.
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I'd find a 12v source on the car and make up a flylead with Anderson connectors on it to plug the inflator in to.
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Old 17 December 2010, 10:28   #8
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I have a booster pack for starting cars.. Just hook up the crocodile clips to the leads and hey presto! Handy too coz it's more portable than a battery. I got mine in halfords, I think t was only 30 or 40 euro!?
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I got one from Costco with a built in compressor which runs off the booster battery. No idea what sort of capacity the pump is or what fittings are with it (other than tyre) though.
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I have a booster pack for starting cars.. Just hook up the crocodile clips to the leads and hey presto! Handy too coz it's more portable than a battery. I got mine in halfords, I think t was only 30 or 40 euro!?
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WHAT HYBRID?

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