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talksy

Cigar Lighter Adaptors

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Hello,

I often charge my iphone or ipod from the cigar lighter using a cigar to usb plug converter. It works very well, but it has a small light on it which never goes out. The cigar sockets on my Focus 2009 are live even with the ignition off. So I am trying to find an adaptor which does not have a light which will waste my battery power.

I know I could take it out every time, but you forget, and also it is tight and hard to pull out.

I have seen this, but I am sure this has a light behind that black shiny plastic:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320989899974?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

I was also interested in getting a doubler like this, but again, it seems to have a light:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221023790365?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

Can anyone give me suggestions for what they went for?

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I have the first one, it works well and its small so no complaints

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I always remove mine, problem is if you have one of those plugged in and someone spots it, they may just pop the window just in case there's a sat nav or something.

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the led light will draw so little power, approx 0.025amps you could leave it on for weeks without starting the car and it wouldnt effect the battery

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