Electronics and Wiring for car lighter receptacle Answered
I hope there is someone who can really help me. I LLLLOOOOVVVVEEEE trying to figure out and/or repurposing electronic devices.
However, I have no studies or text-book knowledge of resistors, etc. So I am beckoning the help of you experts out there.
So I have this tiny laptop that is 12v 3amp, 36w. Okay, so I know this may be a super stupid question, but I've got to ask it anyway. If my lighter plug in my car is 12v 10amp, can i plug my little laptop into it safely? I am actually using it with a webcam to make a backup camera.
Second question. How could I make an adapter that would plug into the lighter receptacle and connect to my laptop. I have a lighter usb adapter, that is 2.0amps. So is there a way that i could safely modify it and my current laptop plug so i can plug in my laptop to the lighter receptacle.
Oh, i must add that I know i could go out and purchase some sort of inverter or what-have-you, but I won't learn anything and the whole point of this is to be able to make it myself (with some help of course) and learn something along the way.
Many thanks in advance for anyone who can help me out.
I hope someone can really help me with this.