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Roadpro 12V Battery Clip-On and Cigarette Lighter Adapter

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  • Manufactured to power 12 volt appliances
  • Holds Only 10 Amps of Power
  • Will Not Handle Surges
  • Clips attach directly to the vehicle battery
  • Illuminated front panel cigarette lighter port
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Roadpro 12V Battery Clip-On and Cigarette Lighter Adapter + RoadPro RP-203EC 12V 12' Extension Cord with Cigarette Lighter Plug
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandRoadPro
Item Weight0.3 ounces
Product Dimensions5.2 x 4.9 x 1.4 inches
Item model numberRPPSAPS
Manufacturer Part NumberRPPSAPS
  
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ASINB00065L2D8
Best Sellers Rank #290 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 21, 2005
  
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Product Description

Roadpro 12-Volt Clip-On Battery Cigarette Lighter Adapter is manufactured to run 12 volt appliances by connecting directly to car battery terminals. It is constructed using durable material that ensures durability and longevity. It features a clip that attaches directly to the vehicle battery and facilitates quick as well as easy installation.

Customer Reviews

It works well and if I need to I will buy again.
David C. Stout
Using a portable, high-performance air compressor in one of these 12V power connections can result in a blown fuse.
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The Alligator clips don't open far enough get on the battery terminal.
Brian W. King

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358 of 367 people found the following review helpful By P. S. Lee on May 24, 2010
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In all four previous reviews and in the product description there is no mention on how long these cables are! In the picture they look pretty long, and you would think length would be a primary concern. So, from the back of the product packaging, once I received the product, here you are: 2 Feet long, 14-gauge wire.
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58 of 61 people found the following review helpful By GlockMan on February 21, 2012
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I bought this cable to go along with the viair 85P portable air compressor, that way I didn't blow fuses.

As soon as I opened the cable, I noticed it was only a couple feet long, which is not very long, but I was happy anyway.. The clamps also don't open up far enough to connect to a battery terminal securely.

I took it outside and plugged it up to my compressor, popped the hood of my car and as soon as I opened the clamp the positive wire fell out of the clamp.

Once I inspected the wire and the clamp, you could clearly see there was almost NO solder on the wire, and what little bit was on it was a "cold joint". The cable was also not crimped to the clamp like it was suppose to be (it looks like someone forgot to crimp it) , which is another reason it came apart.

I went ahead and pulled the sleeve off the negative clamp and noticed it WAS crimped (unlike the positive clamp), but the solder was also very little and cold-jointed.

Both clamps were also forming rust around the solder connections where the wire goes.

LUCKY FOR ME, I own a soldering station, so I disassembled both clamps, cleaned up the rust, re-soldered them on PROPERLY and THEN crimped them. They work perfect now and should never come loose again.

This is the first time I've ever rated a product 1 star, but when it literally falls apart as soon as you remove it from the box , it deserves 1 star.

I'm just glad I wasn't stuck somewhere on the road with a flat when it fell apart on me. Luckily I ALWAYS test my equipment before I rely on it for emergency use.

I wouldn't recommend this product unless you own a soldering iron and want to take the gamble of fixing it yourself or returning it to amazon.

EDIT: I bought another set of these cables, and they were properly crimped and soldered, I will upgrade my rating from 1 star to 2 stars, but RoadPro needs to improve their Quality Control.
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful By JimD on May 20, 2010
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I bought this to use with a Vivair air compressor that draws about 15A. It will work off some accessory sockets, my bimmer works for instance, but not for very long without the engine running. In my truck, the amp draw is high for the accessory socket and it is only active with the engine running. This is a bit of a pain when you want to check and air up your tires. So I clip this to the battery terminals and I am good to go. The clips are not huge but work fine for me and the construction overall is fine. It is nothing very fancy but it is well worth the modest price IMHO.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Tom Kitta on January 7, 2010
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Works as advertised. The little clamps should be much bigger - the same size as what you have on light duty jumper cables. This way they would connect securely. Also, the short wire supplied should be a tad thicker. Main concern and 4 stars is b/c of the clamps being small and not very secure on battery terminals.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By R. W. Milyard TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 9, 2013
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Both the stock photo, and the J.Koster JPG you see of this product are no longer valid, and what
you get is what my JPG shows.
The product has been cheapened by shortening the wires by half (now 1 foot)
by the time you spread the wires apart enough for the clamps to reach both
terminals on a standard sized 12 volt car battery, you have just taken up half
the wire length which leaves you 6 inches left over.
I have not stripped the insulation of the wires to check gauge, but it can't be anymore
than 18; 16 at the most.
While the product does work, you would have to use it right on top of the battery, which is
OK for me, as I only use it for test purposes.
As far as the whole "Front panel illumination" line, I can't figure out why that is in the
product blurb!
The product comes in a cheap clear plastic bag, NOT A THERMAL FORMED PACK! as is shown, so
the product you see is not the product you get.
Again, see my JPG of what you ACTUALLY GET.
Due to the low price, it is not worth returning, but you should be aware of these changes.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By John L. Guest on July 12, 2011
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Works fine for the occasional use. It is pretty well made, but the battery clips are pretty flimsy. They do the job for me on my cigarette lighter air pump VIAIR 85P Portable Air Compressor Both worked fine
The wire gauge was adequate and I noted no heating of the wires for the 15+ amps this pump draws.

I will say that plugging in a cigarette plug is quite hard.. you may think you're going to break something, but it does work.

The unit appears to be designed to be more or less permanently mounted as it has a "water cap" over the plug, but I'd certainly not use it for that purpose.

Some might desire longer wires. They are about 2 foot long, but I suppose no length is going to be "right" for everyone. It was adequate for me. A 12-foot extension set is available for those who might want LONG wiring RoadPro RP-203EC 12V 12' Extension Cord with Cigarette Lighter Plug

I would have given 5 star if they had heavier duty clamps

PS: I noted someone asked if you ran the engine or not.. it doesn't matter as the adapter has no idea if you are or not :) .. it carries the same amps either way unless you have a VERY LOW battery :D
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