MP3 player type thing - from cigarette lighter?

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MP3 player type thing - from cigarette lighter?

Postby KatiePotatie » Mon May 02, 2011 10:07 am

Is there such a thing as an iPod dock thingy that runs from a cigarette lighter? I really don't want to start cutting bits out of the inside to fit speakers & cd player, plus I don't really have the knowledge to be doing such a thing, so I am after some kind of dock with speakers...

Does that make any sense at all? Technologically minded I am not...!

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Re: MP3 player type thing - from cigarette lighter?

Postby chrisryder » Mon May 02, 2011 10:17 am

not sure if there is a thing of which you speak. but i'm pretty sure you can get ipod chargers that plug into cigarette lighters, and you can get mini speakers that plug into the headphone socket. you can get speakers that run off the ipods own battery, or you can get speakers with their own batteries in.

Charger:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/iPod-iPhone-Cig ... B002QT5WP6

Speakers:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/LUPO-Mmini-Port ... 77&sr=1-23

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Re: MP3 player type thing - from cigarette lighter?

Postby KatiePotatie » Mon May 02, 2011 10:40 am

I like being awkward :)

I did get some speakers for the player, but they were awful! is 2.2w good?! Big Neg had a dock that runs off batteries, but I think he's taken it to his band practice room (after telling me I could have it! :evil: )

I'm so not good at this kind of stuff!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: MP3 player type thing - from cigarette lighter?

Postby chickenjohn » Mon May 02, 2011 12:58 pm

Easiest way is to use an iPOD adapter from Ebay. I bought one recently- a Belkin one that was £2.99 including postage!
This just powers the iPod, you can then attach it to car stereo with either an old cassette to 3.5mm adapter or a stereo 3.5mm to 3.5mm lead if the stereo has an iPod line input.

If you have no stereo in the car then you may have to use a powered speaker.

My very first "car hifi" years ago consisted of a cassette walkman plugged into a small guitar practise amp- I rigged up a 12volt supply from the cars fusebox to an adapter.

There are many way to skin the proverbial in this case.
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Re: MP3 player type thing - from cigarette lighter?

Postby mike.perry » Tue May 03, 2011 10:15 pm

You will need to convert to neg earth.
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Re: MP3 player type thing - from cigarette lighter?

Postby MarkyB » Tue May 03, 2011 10:34 pm

What do you have already, if anything?
Radio, radio cassette player, radio CD player or nothing?

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Re: MP3 player type thing - from cigarette lighter?

Postby KatiePotatie » Wed May 04, 2011 8:36 pm

Nothing. I don't want to have to cut bits out of the car for speakers etc. I think I may well just get an ipod dock that runs on batteries. At the moment I am using my laptop with iTunes!

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Re: MP3 player type thing - from cigarette lighter?

Postby DaisyMayFozz » Wed May 04, 2011 9:07 pm

you can get little 'portable' speakers that don't need to be fitted into the car, ie, they just sit on the parcel shelf. used to be able to get them with those little battery powered cassette players.--Car Boot maybe? but thats if you fancy actually fitting a radio.

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Re: MP3 player type thing - from cigarette lighter?

Postby d_harris » Sat May 07, 2011 7:25 pm

You could always get an inverter to run a mains powered dock to run off the fag lighter 8)


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Re: MP3 player type thing - from cigarette lighter?

Postby phurn » Sun May 08, 2011 11:14 am

Inverters give a noisey output though. Best run it through a band pass filter


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