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i have a air compressor that uses a car cigarette lighter for power is there any way i can convert it to use a house plug?

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dreiseratopsBest Answer (author)2011-08-03

If you have a volt meter put it on dc20.
Take an old computer power supply & plug it into the wall taking care not to block the vents otherwise it WILL overheat.
The bigger wattage power supply the better BTW.
So black wire to black leads & the other wires on the red lead will give you 3, 5 & 12v +&-.

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steveastrouk (author)2011-08-03

Yes, you can use a 12V power supply. Radio Shack may have one, but you will need something to supply more than 5 amps, at the veryleast.


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