Can you convert a UBS cord into a cigarette port adapter?


  #1  
Old 04-13-21, 05:18 AM
G
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 542
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Can you convert a UBS cord into a cigarette port adapter?

I have a Willcare DBM-8 baby monitor that I would like to use when we go traveling or camping. At home the baby side monitor has a UBS cord that has to be plugged into a wall or UBS port, the parents monitor is wireless. I want to use this monitor in my vehicle but I don't have any UBS ports inside my SUV only a cigarette lighter, can I use some kind of a cigarette lighter plug-in adapter to connect the UBS cord to so I can have power to the monitor?
 
  #2  
Old 04-13-21, 05:41 AM
GregH's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 10,195
Received 52 Votes on 48 Posts
I presume you mean USB.
Yes.
There are many adapters available that plug into a cigarette or convenience outlet in a vehicle.
Just make sure it has enough capacity to operate the monitor.
An adapter that can handle a laptop would be about 2 amps should be big enough but check before buying one.
 
  #3  
Old 04-13-21, 06:53 AM
G
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 542
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
We have this monitor plugged into a USB port on our computer, how would I check to see if a 2 amp would be big enough? I don't wanna get an adapter to big and it burns the monitor out, thanks...
 
  #4  
Old 04-13-21, 07:53 AM
I
Member
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 82
Received 16 Votes on 14 Posts
The amp rating tells you how much current is available to be drawn by a device plugged in. The baby monitor will only draw as much as it needs. If the monitor, for example, requires 1 amp, that's all it will use, even if the adapter is capable of supplying up to 10 amps.

Just get a USB adapter for your cigarette lighter socket. I would avoid buying one that costs less than $1, but almost any around $10 should be fine. Walmart, your local auto parts place, or Amazon all keep these things in stock.

 
  #5  
Old 04-13-21, 08:39 AM
G
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 542
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thank you very much, you were a great help...
 
  #6  
Old 04-13-21, 03:29 PM
H
Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 2,062
Received 161 Votes on 142 Posts
One additional suggestion- in many cases you can get a USB "battery pack" what both CHARGES through the cigarette lighter/USB adapter, but can also RECHARGE devices connected to it.
It basically acts like a home pressure tank, allowing you to 'fill the battery' at high rate when the car is running, then let power trickle out as needed.




Amazon.com: Upgraded Power Bank RAVPower 16750mAh Portable Charger Ultra-Compact External Battery Pack with 4.5A Max Output Phone Charger 2 USB Ports & Flashlight for iPhone 12 Mini Pro Max 11 SE Samsung Galaxy
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: