plug in required

I want to play the video "from-your-long-sleeve-shirt.........." but I get the message "plug in required" . when I press that button the message is "No suitable plug in available" Help! Fransis Guyon Smallbrook

Topic by smallbrook 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


spark plug

Is there any way i could use a spark plug to ignite fireworks from a remote distance...i have about 80' of insulate wire and some electric on/off toggle switches/boxes.

Topic by pyroboy5 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


A shameless plug!

Right, I've cut it fine on the deadline, so I'm giving my Invisible Costume Instructable a shameless plug here = got to get the view-count up somehow ;-)If you need any incentive to have a look, it's the costume I failed to make in time for the Hallowe'en contest. Go see what you nearly missed.Why are you still reading this? go, click, get my view-count up!

Topic by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How to plug guitar into a banana plug input?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Spamming Filters plugged.

Seems the spamming filters have been turned up pretty high and more that usual is getting caught causing that DELAY in posting weather it be an ible of post ect. Filtering spam is good of course but geez, i made a comment in the forums of a current bug problem and guess what my comment is not there . I can only say it is because of the filters. Maybe my comment will appear after the relevance of the topic is over. There needs to be a filter list added that puts the known non spammers into. The people that are submitting ibles and or comments that are not spam. You go ahead and make this secret like it is now so people won't complain about who's on it or not. The people that are your supporters should be in the Good Filter, let there ibles and comments submit without delay. So i am in favor of a GOOD FILTER list. I hope my forum topic gets published in time so as to still be relevant.   

Topic by WWC 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Sorry for the shameless plug....

but I have so little time to work on my projects that it can take up to a year to get out something as simply constructed as the following.  It has to do with my main hobby being electronics, and the hardware end of things is a bit rusty, so it takes me longer, and I really have my life filled to the brim (for the moment anyways) so the darned need to stay alive gets in the way too. ANYWAYS, for those interested,  I have finalized my polarized light skin cancer "revealer":  take note, I warn this is not a medical grade device, and LOTS of training needs to be done before one can diagnose with such a thing, but it may help someone see an anomalous mole before it becomes cancer, and so if it does that for one person, I feel it was worthwhile spending 6 + months on it. The IBLE can be found here...for any that are interested.

Topic by Goodhart 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


why cant regular ngk spark plugs be used on airplanes? Answered

On my box of NGK br8es's, it says not for use in airplanes. why cant you use these plugs in airpanes?

Question by Acepilot42 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


USB plug ports?

For a project I am thinking about undergoing, I need to know which lead on a male usb plug does what. Could anyone tell me please? Use the image as a guideline.

Question by A-Nony-Mus 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Laptop Plug Possibilities

I am curious if anyone here has made an car power inverter out of an old laptop battery. I am so sure with some modifications that it could be done. I know that the components are in the right place but not the right order. If it's possible I would love some direction. how about some other ideas for the old plugs. i have several i used to do computer repairs and occasionally i get an old laptop someone thrashed to pieces and have left overs i would love to have a use for the plugs.

Topic by SQUiGGLLii 10 years ago


Can I use 13V 400mA plug for a device that need 15V 400mA? Answered

Hi. I bought a device but the seller didn't include the plug adapter. I have a plug adapter with 13V 400mA. The device manual state that the output is 15V 400mA. Can I just use the 13V 400mA plug to the device? Thanks

Question by WindyS2 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Another shameless plug....

After Burning Man the recovery is a decompression. Some have asked to see a post of pictures of this evente. I made as step ible out of what,  i could in good faith publish. It was burning sun hot with cooler evenings people wore minimum of apparel lots of pretty skin, lots of excellent body paint. I brought a good friend from Reno..He was here for his fist visit to burning man and was considered a virgin Burner. He thought the evening lights were  "magical, magical"  in his words and today we are still friends. There were may bars and I would take a plastic cup at a bar exchanging an iron penny for a Blended Margarita. Where I would  amiably consume .half my drink and get on my bike to finish said  drink while finding another Bar and repeat the process until 9 bars got me back to the RV fully sober. You can jump to my  SOOT  ible here. A

Topic by iceng 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to get a plug out of Kindle headset plug?

My headset plug broke and got stuck in there. What do I do?

Question by JoeC329 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Win8.1 Lost Plug & Play ?

I am using WIN 8.1 and recently purchased a USB 2.0 SATA 2.5" HD HDD Hard Disk Drive Enclosure External Case Box and it stopped working. It may be due to losing my Plug and Play software and does not recognize the attachment. I am also using FireFox  and MS IE. I would appreciate your help assisting the input in restoring my Plug and Play. Thanks for the site it is a great assist.

Question by mjp88keys 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


What is the difference between an NGK BPR-6ES spark plug and a NGK BP-6ES spark plug?

I need to replace a spark plug that is a NGK BPR_6ES and the only replacement i have is a NGK BP-6ES.Will it be suitable for a small honda motor on a davey pump.

Question by legend4930 5 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


can you use a spark plug for a potato cannon? Answered

I have a spark plug at home and have no idea how it works, all i know is it makes a spark

Question by Jewson 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


where can i find a really cheap plug and play?

Plug and play starwars game

Question by kid3 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can I use light switches to control mains plug outlets?

My room has only one outlet. What I want to do is fix 2 plug sockets to the bottom of my desk and then have everything electrical connected to that through an extension lead.  However, as these are at the back of the table I want to install light switches at the front which I can use to switch the outlets. Is this allowed/safe? The switches I have are single pole. This picture is as seen from underneath the table.

Question by dracorabbid 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Nitro Rc Glow Plug onborad glow plug ignition

So I'm relatively new to nitro rc and i had a few questions about on board glow plug ignition system  . I know the igniter is cheep and bla bla bla easy however... Can one be made ? I have often thought that i might be able to use a third channel off my receiver with a wire directly to the glow plug and at the flip of a switch the glow plug would ignite but i don't know if it would work and don't wanna spend the money on a receiver  to find out. Is there someone out there willing to give it a go and let me know?  Really my question would be at what voltage does a glow plug ignite? would a 7.2 volt battery do the trick? Are there any CHEEP systems out there?

Topic by telmore 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Change a Plug-in device into a Battery-operated device?

QUESTIONS - Is there an instructable on how to change a plug-in device (like one you plug into an outlet) into a battery operated device? - Is there even a way to do this? NOTE: may take a while for me to respond to replies, so please be patient...Thanks a-lot

Question by Lord Of Flames 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How can I convert a two pronged adaptor to a three pronged plug?

I have an electric shaver with a two pronged charger.Is it possible to fit a three pronged plug to it?Thanks.

Question by fredbobmccreery 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


what should i do with this car battery powered spark plug cleaner? Ideas?

Its a black and decker in mint condition

Question by Zaphod Beeblebrox 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can you push the neck of a ballon into its self, thus plugging the balloon and preventing any air to come out? Answered

What is(if there is any) the method to do this? I've always wondered this and want an answer. (i don't even know if it WOULD plug the balloon when it was pushed inside.)

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to properly attach a mirror to a plasterboard wall?

Hello! I'm in a bit of a mess as I do things around the house much less often than I actually should so I thought home of the DIY will be the right place to ask for this. I've purchased a large mirror for my room and realized that I don't have any wall plugs that would be long enough to reach the load-bearing wall and I've never used wall plugs for the plasterboard wall in front of it. To be honest I have no idea which ones to buy. How much weight the plasterboard wall ones handle. And is it even a good idea to them or should I just get longer ones which will reach the load-bearing wall? Thank you for your time, Matt.

Topic by friiks 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Is this legal? (UK electrical appliance question) Answered

Kitewife just bought a Christmas decoration, but when it came out of the bag, the connection was as shown in the image. The loose wire is already a safety concern, about which I shall be contacting the store, but I also I thought that appliances sold in the UK had to have a plug moulded onto the power lead? Since the decoration is lit with old-style filament bulbs instead of LEDs, I am wondering if she has been sold something that has been sitting in a warehouse since before the legislation changed?

Question by Kiteman 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


lawnmower keeps fouling plug???

Question by msdaynad 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


is it possible to repair a glow plug?

I use nitro rcs alot and use quite a bit of glow plugs and at five bucks each . i want to know if these are possible to repair or extend life

Question by mclovin7596 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to build a Stub plug?

Hi everyone, Im just curious if anyone knows or have found how to build/get one of these stub plugs for a Nikon charger. This is for the US plug but there is non available for EU plug. http://www.stubplug.com/ Would come pretty handy when travelling to minimizing cables

Topic by cbjurstrom 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Connect a DC plug to a Timer?

I have 2 strands of led lights that go up a Flagpole on my rv, I am trying to figure out how to connect a timer through the DC Plug Thanks in advance Mike

Question by quine9 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


LED on the spark plug wire?

I would like to attach a string of LED's to run off of the spark plug wires on a motorcycle but I don't know where to start, but it would look awesome flashing under the tank at night, any takers?

Question by billdan 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Toyota Will Offer a Plug-In Hybrid by 2010

If you make it, they will come. Or something.CalCars, the California Cars Initiative, has not only been campaigning for plug-in hybrid vehicles, they were the first to build a plug-in Toyota Prius. CalCars longstanding, and really quite simple, thesis is that plug-in hybrids can achieve 100+ MPG using today's technology:We promote plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). PHEVs are like regular hybrids but with larger batteries and the ability to re-charge from a standard outlet (mostly at night). They're the best of both worlds: local travel is electric, and you always have a gas-tank backup. More details here.Toyota seems to have finally received the message, now pledging to offer a plug-in hybrid by 2010: Toyota Will Offer a Plug-In Hybrid by 2010 (NYT). From the article:DETROIT -- The Toyota Motor Corporation, which leads the world's automakers in sales of hybrid-electric vehicles, announced Sunday night that it would build its first plug-in hybrid by 2010.The move puts Toyota in direct competition with General Motors, which has announced plans to sell its own plug-in hybrid vehicle, the Chevrolet Volt, sometime around 2010.Katsuaki Watanabe, the president of Toyota, announced the company's plans at the Detroit auto show as part of a series of environmental steps.Mr. Watanabe said Toyota, best known for its Prius hybrid car, would develop a fleet of plug-in hybrids that run on lithium-ion batteries, instead of the nickel-metal hydride batteries that power the Prius and other Toyota models.Plug-in hybrids differ from the current hybrid vehicles in that they can be recharged externally, from an ordinary power outlet. In a conventional hybrid the battery is recharged from power generated by its wheels.Mr. Watanabe said the lithium-ion fleet would be made available first to Toyota's commercial customers around the world, like government agencies and corporations, including some in the United States. He did not say when they would be available to consumers.Another case of hackers' solutions becoming mainstream? Definitely!

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Broken laptop power plug, is there a way to charge it. With out using that plug???????

Broken laptop power plug, is there  a way to charge it. With out using that plug. I've taken it apart and went to solder it but theres a little (chip) thing behind it loose. I can't  afford to take it in right now, was hoping to find a trick to charging it. Like usb, ethernet jack,???? something.. Thank you very much for looking...

Question by damienrv 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do you tell when a spark plug needs to be replaced? Answered

I Purchased a 1990 Mazda Protege and I am not sure when the last time the spark plugs were replaced. What are some easy ways to figure this out?

Question by CrawdadMan 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


is there any way you can put a battery in an electrical device that needs to be plugged in??

I have an electrical fan i want to add batteries to but i can't because it is a plug in do you guys know any way to make it use batteries?

Question by sonicsizer 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How many Volts come out of a USB plug, i mean the female part not male? Answered

Need to know soon, it's for a project

Question by cd41 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


jacobs ladder help

I'm making a Jacobs ladder. i got the transformer but it doesn't have a plug. what should i do. i was thinking about splicing a extension cord and using it for the plug but i'm not sure if it would work. please respond.

Topic by Sun Gear 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Compaq and HP laptop power cord compatibility? Answered

The plug for my HP laptop's AC/DC adapter has a loose connection, so I am using my old Compaq adapter.  All the specs are the same; 65w, 18.5v, and 3.5a, except for the input amps, 1.7 on one and 1.6 on the other (probably just because of efficiency).   The plugs are the same.  I just wanted to double check.  Is it okay to use the Compaq(actually says HP on it) instead of the HP one? Thanks in advance! AI

Question by JaredsProjects 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Weak spark (orange glow) on late model pickup truck

So  I have a 95 chevy C-1500 5.7 V8, Been having some progressively worse problems with it running rough and hesitating when accelerating. I will be re-timing it soon but that is a separate issue for the moment, When I tested the ignition system I noticed the spark tester was glowing orange/red instead of blue. (I can't even get my timing light to fire) It was due for new plugs and wires so I replaced both. The Ignition coil is less then a year old and I just finished replacing the Rotor and distributor cap. Still have an orange spark. I really need to fix this before I can time it, Any Ideas?

Question by Wired_Mist 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Hi how can i emulate USB power?

I want to make this box which can get power from usb portable, so i know my way around a usb cable and i could just cut one but what battery configuration would i need? THank you very much!

Question by amishra123 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Ibook adapter male plug part

Howdy, does anyone know where I could get the male plug that goes at the end of of an ibook, g4 power adapter? Mine is bent.

Topic by witznd 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Repair damaged laptop power plug

I have this damaged laptop (HP) power plug - I think my dad closed the car door with it sticking out. When I connect it to the power jack the computer starts up but then the power drops. Can you think of a reason why? The power jack seems to be fine. The computer starts up perfectly with a different HP power unit. I haven't checked it with a multimeter yet. I tried to use thick aluminum foil around the damaged part but it didn't work. With no replacement HP power plug is my only option to replace both the plug and the jack with some other male-female power plugs?

Topic by Mr.Bahur 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Making your own custom plug for a wiring harness?

I have always wondered whether it would be possible to make your own custom plugs for wiring harnesses, similar to the ones used in automotive wiring such as in car stereos. The use of multiple wires is very common in projects, It would be much better to have wires organized into a harness with a plug rather than just multiple random spade connectors. My main aim is to use these harnesses for car add-ons for which wiring harnesses and/or plugs cannot be supplied. Thanks for all the help!

Question by darmic 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


DIY Plug-In Hybrid Pickup Truck

Hi everyone, For a while, I've had this as my "back-burner" project. I'm trying to really get going on it now. It's an Open Source, DIY, Plug-in Diesel/Electric Hybrid Pickup truck. That's really a mouthful, so I'm just calling it the "SuperTruck" project, until I can come up with a better name. The entire concept is that it is a parallel hybrid, which you can charge from the wall, and it has a diesel engine that can run on diesel, bio-diesel, and possibly veggie oil. Either the engine OR forklift motor will be able to propel the vehicle. (Meaning that it will have a dedicated EV mode.) The driver can manually decide to run it on diesel, electric, or both depending on the driving situation. The mechanicals are relatively simple. It uses a manual transmission (rather than a CVT or planetary gearing.) In theory, this will be a project than any advanced grease monkey will be able to duplicate. I'm not much of a car guy, but I have learned quite a bit working on my electric motorcycle, electric car, and experimenting with running my car as a hybrid. Here's a YouTube playlist of what I've got going so far. For the latest on this project, please visit the page for it on my blog: http://300mpg.org/projects/supertruck/ I'll definately need help on this project, so please tell all your friends about it!

Topic by bennelson 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Why isn't my new cigarette plug car adapter working? Answered

I just got an Enercell 12V 2A car adapter. However, it wasn't powering the device I wanted to use it for. I got out my multimeter and did some testing: the socket itself produces power, but the plugged in adapter does not. The weird thing is that I tested it before with the car running and it worked. Is there some special way to plug this thing in that I'm not aware of? Any help would be appreciated.

Question by jessejwk 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


My old speakers have no plug, what do I do?

Hey, so first off let me say I have no clue if this is in the right area, the Instructables forum is a bit confusing to me. Here is my problem: I found two old speakers that I want to set up in my room with my Xbox (Original, not 360) and would also like to be able to plug a MP3 player or whatever else into it, but mainly just the Xbox. However the wires are just bare, there's no plug on it or anything. So how would I go about fixing this? I was hoping I could just take a simple audio in/out cord and snip the end off and attach it to the speaker, but I've never worked with audio before, so I'm a bit lost. Thanks for any advice :) And P.S.  I'm good with electronics, I've just never worked with audio/speakers before.

Topic by mojobo1 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



Can I convert a three wire plug into a round four wire plug?

Wiring is for an "AC 225 arc welder". It has a round three wire plug on it now but the only outlets I have available are round four wire.

Question by BurtWright 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What is the Deal with this Original Xbox Controller? Answered

Well, I picked up this controller for incredibly cheap at a yard sale, but then when I got home, I noticed the plug was circular as oppose to my Xbox's Oval-ey female plugs. And the Controller looks legit enough, it has all of the Microsoft and Xbox markings, it's just the older style of controller. Could anyone explain this to me? Greatly Appreciated!

Question by Wasagi 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Arduino Dying out!!

Hello, I bought an Arduino about a year ago, and just now I noticed that whenever I plugged it into my computer, it turns on(of course), but then it slowly dies out. Can anyone help me diagnose this problem? 

Question by vek11 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 weeks ago


Looking for information on converting a TP 120 plug to a 3.5mm or 1/4" plug.

I have a few military headsets (MSA Sordin type 75311).  These headsets come with a TP 120 plug that goes into various vehicle systems.  Ideally what I'm looking for is how to make a converter to convert these TP plugs to a mini 3.5 mm jack.  I've seen such a converter on Ebay so I know its possible.

Question by Annatar2 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


transformer power

I have been thinking about this for a long time now and in therory it works.  What im wordering is if you could make it work in place of the traditional power outlet.  Here it is, basicly there are just coils of wire inside of a transformer, on coil has say 240 turns of coil. Inside of this coil is another coil with 240 turns also.  So the voltige inside the first coil will be the same as the second coil.  And to half the voltige in the first coil.  If you had a plug that was just a cilender with a coil of wire inside and an outlet that was a hole in the wall with a coil inside.  I know a hole in the wall with 120 volts running through it sounds scary , but put a plastic cylinder inside the hole and vurtaly no shock hazerd. sorry for the spelling errors spell check was not working.

Topic by Laserman595 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago