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JT

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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2009 9:01:00 PM

What is the most common use for your vehicle’s cigarette-lighter socket / accessory receptacle?
for a cigarette lighter
as a charging source for cell phone or laptop
electronics (music player etc)
a cooler
a heat / massage seat pad
a GPS
for some other or multiple uses
NA – I don’t use it or don’t have one

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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iwannavet
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 7:30:58 AM

gps
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ranger1169
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:12:28 PM

cell phone
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sonicmustang
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 5:36:49 AM

as a charging source for cell phone or laptop
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achung53
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 7:03:34 AM

I don’t use it
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Tanner_1
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2012 12:13:07 PM

as a charging source for cell phone and power for my GPS.
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jwalkerh
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2012 11:55:10 PM

Charging source for cell phone & other electronics
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LostStarMD
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2011 6:43:09 PM

CB radio power. To avoid the standard electrical noise on the CB my cigarette lighter is run straight off my battery.
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cardjim
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2011 6:30:13 PM

cell phone charger
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jwalkerh
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2011 5:51:10 AM

Cell phone charger
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randyt58
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2011 9:09:57 PM

phone charger
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googlee
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2011 5:06:26 AM

NA – I don’t use it or don’t have one

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petrolseekerOH
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2011 7:37:37 AM

I don't have one in my 2009 Corrolla
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RallyeRed
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2011 6:13:23 AM

Phone charger - does any one still have a cigarette-lighter in the socket?
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hhval2
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2011 5:37:43 AM

Keeping phone charged.
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estroh
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2011 9:26:13 PM

GPS
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2011 4:20:16 AM

cell phone and gps
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HardeepWA
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2011 1:28:44 AM

as a charging source for cell phone or laptop.
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mattsage
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2011 1:41:22 PM

as a charging source for cell phone or laptop
electronics (music player etc)
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stew2andu
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Message Posted: May 5, 2011 6:59:08 AM

Don't have one ...
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cardjim
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Message Posted: May 5, 2011 6:30:01 AM

phone charger
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TriniB
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Message Posted: May 4, 2011 9:39:48 PM

GPS
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ljmh
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2011 11:12:50 AM

I use lighter to charge cell phone and if necessary for air pump.
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2011 2:34:02 PM

I use it to plug in all kinds of gadgets - cellphone, GPS, bluetooth, inverters, spotlight, rechargeable battery charger, camcorder, dvd player and cooler.
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bigmac77
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2011 8:00:00 PM

Charge my cell phone I don't smoke
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Arcosanti
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2010 8:02:15 PM

If the cigarette lighter worked in my car, I'd use it for either my cell phone or an inverter for a laptop.
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Dee_Kay
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2010 7:02:12 PM

Charge the Cell phone! No Smoking in my car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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monty28
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2010 10:02:20 AM

my truck has 3 receptacles, i dont use any of them
sometimes on long trips we use the one in the car to plug a dvd player in for the kids
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Nicanite
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2010 9:38:26 PM

To light my cigarettes and the other one to hang my trash basket on.
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TriniB
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2010 7:07:05 PM

GPS
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leveit2clever
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2010 1:25:24 PM

To plug in the TV set so I have something to watch while i'm driving.
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jedintheshed
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2010 8:25:35 AM

Cell phone charger
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michigan6804
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2010 12:52:59 PM

NA – I don’t use it or don’t have one
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resq54
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2010 9:36:35 AM

I charge my cell phone..
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SavvyRavy
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2010 1:41:19 AM

a GPS, a radar detector, other electronics
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RockStar10
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2010 8:21:26 AM

cell phone charger...
Never for cigs...YUCK!!
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rb04
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2010 5:09:10 AM

a GPS
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BadgerBoy
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2010 4:22:11 AM

NA-i don't use it
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SAVEITIL
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2010 4:08:28 AM

as a charging source for cell phone or laptop
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fuel1971
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2010 10:39:21 PM

as a charging source for cell phone or laptop
a GPS
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BIGBOOTYJUDY
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2010 9:43:37 AM

charger for my cell phone
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drwho48
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2010 8:38:20 AM

cell phone,laptop sometimes
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DonnieOH
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2010 7:42:36 AM

Many times it is used for cell phone charging. However occasionally I have used it for vacuuming and converting DC to AC.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2010 11:25:34 AM

SATTLE LIGHT RADIO
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g747
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2010 7:58:49 PM

Powering up cell phone / laptop.
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LonghornBubba
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2010 7:47:59 AM

charging source for cell phone
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g747
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2010 9:40:29 PM

Cell phone & Computer Charger.
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fordman10
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2010 11:46:35 AM

phone charger
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jpgredwine
Champion Author Hartford

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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2010 1:50:59 PM

I like to charge my defibrillator/ECG monitor when I'm not chasing ambulances.
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BobD2009
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2010 5:21:45 AM

Rarely use it, sometimes as a lighter.
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rubesc
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2010 10:45:48 PM

I use it as a power point for my cell phone or laptop.
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