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    just a quick question....

    I have a mini-backlight (about the size of a CC tube) that is ment to go into a car. It has a detachable DC car adapter and runs on 12V 5W. Is there any reason why I can't cut the cable and solder it to a 3-4 pin adapter (like the one below) and plug it into my psu?



    btw, fans use 12V and less than 2W...but I can't think of a reason why the 3-4 pin adapter couldn't carry an additional 3 W

    this would also mean a jump from 0.13A to 0.33A
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Ya should have no probs at all as most 12v auto parts/accessories swap into a PC enviroment well and I bet Mr. C isn't about to give up his 12v cigarette lighter mod in a hurry.

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    thanks, I was begining to think no one was going to answer

    I didn't think it would be a problem, but I wanted to ask anyway =)

    so which mod of Mr C's are you refering to?
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Soz but I've been gettin' a bit of time in with my garden shed but the lighting used in PC's also originated from cars and because of the common 12v DC it makes many things possible.

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    Anyone got a location for pics of that smoke lighter mod, it sounds really cool. Thats the best novelty ive heard of yet.
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    It's so old that they sell kits now.

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