Anyone who travels a lot in the car, be it professionally or privately, would certainly like to have even more comfort while driving. A cool drink during a break or a cup of coffee for example. Previously you had to stop at a rest stop or gas station and pay horrendous prices for the refreshment. Meanwhile, the accessories industry has but shot at frequent travelers and delivers almost everything your heart desires in an 12V variant for the on-board socket.
Little helpers for the electrical system
Almost everyone now has a smartphone or a MP3 player everywhere. So that these devices do not run out of juice at the most inopportune moment, there is charging adapter for the on-board socket, often also known as cigarette lighter, for example, provide USB ports for the connection of mobile devices. Also for larger devices like Notebooks are now matching 12V chargers on the market, so you no longer necessarily for charging and operating the portable computer DC converter needed. mobile navigation devices, which can be taken from one vehicle to another, is also connected to the 12V socket in the car.
(almost) nothing that does not exist
The accessories mentioned so far are nowadays almost standard equipment for every frequent driver. But that's not all. For cool drinks on the way provide thermoelectric coolers, which are available in different sizes. Some models can even be set to cool or warm, so you can keep a snack warm for a while. It gets a little hotter with kettles for a quick cup of coffee or tea on the way. These are also available in different sizes and performance classes. The kettles are also powered by the on-board socket and therefore need a bit more attention. Before use it should be checked if the 12V socket and the corresponding supply line are approved for the required amperage. Since water heaters and other heaters have to generate the required power from the 12 V on-board network, the current is much higher than with the supply from the 230 V network at home.
Finally, there are still practical helpers in a breakdown or generally when working on the vehicle. An 12V impact wrench loosens the wheel nuts at the next puncture in no time and retracts them reliably. If the spare tire suffers from lack of air makes an 12V Compressor with plug for the cigarette lighter good services. There are now helpful and comfortable accessories for the on-board socket for all conceivable areas. For devices with higher power requirements, however, one should definitely check whether the electrical system is designed for this, or whether it is better to use a voltage transformer. The following table gives you an overview of what can be done with the electrical system of the car. But we have certainly not discovered "all" possibilities:
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