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BensGrandad

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Jul 13, 2003
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Still having problems with Vodafone as payments are getting declined and I know there is money in the account to pay them. Contacted the bank who said it is a problem with Vodafones system. I have deleted all saved cards and input the card as needed but still no joy. Son paid it on his card which was declined and after holding for 47 mins an agent said he would clear it and sort it out later but it has been taken from his bank account. Strange goings on.
 

BensGrandad

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Have you checked your credit rating with Experian and/or Equifax lately - might be some bad transactions on there ....


I haven't as I have had no need as not applying for credit but irrespective it should still be paid if the card that is presented has sufficient funds on it, surely. Vodafone are just requesting the bank to pay it and if the bank says there are funds available that should suffice, I would have thought. The bank have said that Vodafone are entering the transaction incorrectly in some detail. But Vodafone will not accept that.
 

BensGrandad

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I am sure that I have seen one of these advertised either in a paper or possibly by the pumps in a petrol station. I want a converter that plugs into the cigarette lighter socket but has a 3 pin mains socket on the other end that I can plug a normal 3 pin mains plug into. I have looked on E Bay and Amazon with no luck so open to NSC poster please.
 

Icy Gull

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I am sure that I have seen one of these advertised either in a paper or possibly by the pumps in a petrol station. I want a converter that plugs into the cigarette lighter socket but has a 3 pin mains socket on the other end that I can plug a normal 3 pin mains plug into. I have looked on E Bay and Amazon with no luck so open to NSC poster please.

Lol you are now testing the water to see just how odd you can get with your posts on here, aren’t you?
:smile:
 

Magic Sponge

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I am sure that I have seen one of these advertised either in a paper or possibly by the pumps in a petrol station. I want a converter that plugs into the cigarette lighter socket but has a 3 pin mains socket on the other end that I can plug a normal 3 pin mains plug into. I have looked on E Bay and Amazon with no luck so open to NSC poster please.

Is this what you’re looking for ?

https://www.screwfix.com/p/ring-min...ViLTtCh0_swO-EAQYDCABEgLA5vD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

https://www.mymemory.co.uk/duracell...MIyOSe_4Hy5gIViLTtCh0_swO-EAQYBiABEgJ36fD_BwE
 


BensGrandad

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No I am sure that I once owned one possibly 15 years ago but not sure where I bought it I was a 3 pin socket at one end and an incar charger at the other then plugged a 3 pin mains plug into it to charge a laptop or operate an electric kettle.
 

schmunk

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I am sure that I have seen one of these advertised either in a paper or possibly by the pumps in a petrol station. I want a converter that plugs into the cigarette lighter socket but has a 3 pin mains socket on the other end that I can plug a normal 3 pin mains plug into. I have looked on E Bay and Amazon with no luck so open to NSC poster please.

eBay:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=car+power+inverter&_sacat=0

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=car+power+inverter&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
 

Balders

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Aug 19, 2013
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No I am sure that I once owned one possibly 15 years ago but not sure where I bought it I was a 3 pin socket at one end and an incar charger at the other then plugged a 3 pin mains plug into it to charge a laptop or operate an electric kettle.
I'm no electrician but plugging a kettle with a 3 pin plug into an in car 12v converter doesn't sound the greatest idea?

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BensGrandad

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I think the clue is in the inverter which reduces or increases the voltage as required. I am also not electrically minded but I think that is the case.
 


Balders

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I think the clue is in the inverter which reduces or increases the voltage as required. I am also not electrically minded but I think that is the case.
They say a little bit of knowledge is dangerous, but the example above from Amazon for £14 goes up to 200w - depending on the Kettle, that would need 5-10 times that, so at best it wouldn't work efficiently. You can buy specific kettles that plug into the ciggie lighter in the car and according to the specs they take 20mins to boil! Me thinks you need to ensure any invertor pumps out the requested wattage you desire for something to work efficiently and more importantly safely?

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Nov 5, 2004
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They say a little bit of knowledge is dangerous, but the example above from Amazon for £14 goes up to 200w - depending on the Kettle, that would need 5-10 times that, so at best it wouldn't work efficiently. You can buy specific kettles that plug into the ciggie lighter in the car and according to the specs they take 20mins to boil! Me thinks you need to ensure any invertor pumps out the requested wattage you desire for something to work efficiently and more importantly safely?

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It's called an inverter, not just because it jumps the voltage up from 12 to 220-240 but also from DC to AC.

These are fine for low current use like charging a laptop [in the milli-amps] but if you want to boil a kettle that has a 1 KW element then that's going to draw ~4 amps which might be beyond the envelope of a cigarette lighter adaptor.
 

BensGrandad

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How do you delete PM on NSC. I have over 800 and some 3 years olf and want to delete them. I assumed to tick in t6yhe boxc buty then couldnt find a delete feature to click.
 

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