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Coby CA709 IC Regulated 800mA Universal DC Car Converter (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 6 interchangeable plug tips: 4 x 1.7mm, 2.1 x 5mm, 2.5 x 5.5mm, 1.3 x 3.5mm, 1 x 3mm and 2.5 x 0.75mm
  • Input: DC 12V
  • Output: 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 7.5, 9 and 12V
  • Integrated circuit assures short circuit protection
  • Auto-shutoff prevents overloads and thermal irregularity
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Coby
  • Model: CA709
  • Item Height: 2.5 inches
  • Item Length: 8.5 inches
  • Item Width: 5.5 inches
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00009W5QT
  • Item model number: CA709
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 20, 2008

Product Description

6 interchangeable plug tips: 4 x 1.7mm 2.1 x 5mm 2.5 x 5.5mm 1.3 x 3.5mm 1 x 3mm and 2.5 x 0.75mmInput: DC 12VOutput: 1.5 3 4.5 6 7.5 9 and 12VIntegrated circuit assures short circuit protectionAuto-shutoff prevents overloads and thermal irregularityLED power indicator

Customer Reviews

Actually zero stars.
M. J. Schinkel
We noticed right away that the switch got very hot when we used it for the first time a few weeks ago.
Michelle G. Snyder
Called the company they apologized and sent another one.
NeNe#1

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Leigha on June 21, 2010
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I read both positive and negative reviews and decided to take a chance. We took it on a LONG car trip this summer and it worked flawlessly the whole trip for our COBY Portable DVD Player. I didn't have any issues with a fuse shorting out. I recommend that if you get this product, check your DVD player (or other electronic device you want to use) on the specific DC voltage it requires and then choose the appropriate setting on your car adapter. If you randomly choose a setting, it will blow a fuse. My DVD player had a voltage requirement listed directly above the power input, but it should also say on the fine print on the back of just about any product - look for "DC In" followed by 9V for example.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By B. Milne on June 26, 2011
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This product performs exactly as expected. If the expectation that within 10 seconds of plugging it in to your car or boat's 12v outlet it is to melt and burst into flames forcing you to put said fire out with the nearest cup of coffee.

The good news is that the plastic is so cheap you can scrape it off of your dashboard with your thumbnail.

If you need an insurance claim I heartly recommend this item.

If you need something to power one of your devices without spontaneously com0busting then I hardly recommend this item.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Eugene J. Osso on June 21, 2008
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This is a good product but a little on the flimsy side. The button to switch voltage moves easily and you can accidentally move it while in operation and potentially damage whatever electronic device you're using it for. It does come with a nice selection of interface plugs and variations of voltage settings. If it stops working, unscrew the plug-in section to reveal the fuse. You can change the fuse if it blows and it will work again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ar on October 11, 2010
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Unfortunately, this converter burns rather than charges the dvd. the coby dvd that links you to this product doesn't charge from this converter at all. after a while, the converter heats up and releases burning plastic odors. although it did charge a different device (electric razor), it is unusable for the specific DVD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kevin C. RUTLAND on October 10, 2011
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I bought this because it is cheap and I was going to take the circuit board out of it for a project. I took the casing apart to check it before using it, and found one of the negative (0V) black wire was detatched from board.The other negative (black) wire was soldered over the positive (red)part of the circuit board. I resoldered all three wires so that they didn't come close to the circuit board.

I also found the plastic had been melted by a soldering iron during assembly - probably an indication of the speed of assembly and low quality soldering.

Also,the metal side plates (0v) could easily make contact with the center spring (+V)as the plastic was melted away. I put a piece of plastic insulation between them to prevent a short circuit.

Having done this preventative maintenance I now feel that the converter will function well as intended. I actually decided to use it as a plug-in converter in the end.

So, good value if you check for bad wiring, and correct any problems before use, but possibly a high risk of overheating due to a short circuit if you don't check it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BillH on August 16, 2011
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This is the first car cord I've seen with selectable voltage outputs. The included array of connectors make this a must-have for anyone using multiple electronic devices in the car. And cheap, too. Just be sure to set the voltage and polarity correctly. Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Vinson on January 6, 2007
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This is a great set. It has adapters for every type of DC ring/tip power jack you can think of. Its fuse is simple to change (I have never had to, but I make myself aware of these things).

Never had a problem with it in the month or so that I have had it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Triana Rios on August 15, 2006
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Perfect to replace almost any damaged car-charger. It comes with multiple plugs and it's very easy to change one for another.

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Perfecto para reemplazar casi cualquier cargador para carro dañado. Viene con varios conectores y son muy faciles de cambiar.
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