|08-17-2008, 01:17 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Cell phone chargers won't stay plugged into lighter!
I have several car chargers and none of them will stay plugged into my 99 E300's cigarette lighter. Is there some kind of plastic sleeve or adapter that will allow me to obtain a more snug fit? Thanks!
|08-17-2008, 01:22 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W210 E300DT x2/w211wagon4M / Ford SD, JDtractor. Seeking diesel pushmower
Location: CA Bay Area
I am using the plug for radar detector, laptop (via inverter) and some other stuff as well. The poorly design plugs with spring not holding the unit in the hole are too common. What works for me the best (but still not bulletproof) is the splitter with wire extension. I insert light weight plug into the car outlet and on few inches of wire there hangs 4-holes splitter, that does not put weight on the car outlet.
Than some plugs come with securing ring that helps, but will still bounce off on California roads.
What oil you but into your Bluetec? I just spend over an hour trying to get approved oil for my 320cdi. Posted question in W211 section, but not much traffic there.
Last edited by Kajtek1; 08-17-2008 at 01:25 PM.
|08-17-2008, 01:30 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Yeah, I guess that I am looking for that 'securing ring'. The iPhone chargers appear to be longer and thinner than most other radar detector & cell charger plugs.
|08-18-2008, 03:48 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Date registered: Dec 2002
Vehicle: 92 500SEL to 01 E320T and others
I remember some years ago Motorola chargers came with a little sleeve, it seems that MB and some european lighters are larger. They stopped when some of the sleeves got stuck (probably saved money by not supplying them)
The sleeve had a notch in the side so the negative contact stuck out
|08-18-2008, 08:55 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: 86 560sec-168K -Ext. Light Ivory/Int. Black/01 E320 4Matic Wagon Brl Silver/Black/ Mad '95 Q45
i have the same problem, and at one time did have the rings you spoke of.
a splitter 1 ->2 colved my problem the splitter plug stays in the hole. the splitter w/ 8" wires not the plastic moulded type.\
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