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barry_kellett99
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   18th Jun 03 at 14:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Need a wee bit of advice, I am buying some neons to put inside the door panels where the speakers are to shine out the grill which i think will look neat, but what i want to know is, how will i connect more that one neon car lighter socket into the one cigratte lighter????

I have no problems about cutting them off and soldering several neons onto the one cigarette lighter plug but do they have any resitors etc in the plug??

I dont want some expensive neons exploding their goo in the car!

Also, can i just wire them into the wire behind the ciggy lighter? so i have the lighter too and its neater?
Cavey
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18th Jun 03 at 14:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yep
barry_kellett99
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18th Jun 03 at 14:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

So theres no Resistors? They wont explode?
Cavey
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not that i know of, u mean hardwiring it to the pos and negative behind the fag lighter ? think you should be fine doing that
barry_kellett99
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18th Jun 03 at 14:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok, cheers
You know anyone who has done it?
Cavey
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Probably people on here, not sure though
Richie
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18th Jun 03 at 14:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you gotta be careful cos several neon tubes have the starters in the cigarette lighter plugs
drunkenfool
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18th Jun 03 at 14:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah i was gonna say, they usually have invertors in the plug, id wait and see if someone replies who has done it!!
barry_kellett99
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18th Jun 03 at 15:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Whats an invertor?
Can i not just wire a switch in the line somewhere or is a starter something different?
Richie
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18th Jun 03 at 15:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its more than likely a transformer that steps down the voltage, but a lot of neons are 12v anyway.

The starters actually activate the neon tube, havent u seen the huge flourescent tubes in schools or factorys that flicker when being turned on? Thats the starter doing its work.
barry_kellett99
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18th Jun 03 at 15:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

crikey
This could be trickier than I anticipated, oh fart
neoquip
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18th Jun 03 at 17:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

not a problem m8y.

get a proper set of neons and you can cut the fag lighter end off and 'hard' wire in.

what neon were you after???

have you thought of using neon wire to give a 'glow'?

barry_kellett99
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Has anyone got pictures of the wiring i need to do
I fear il set fire to the car!
Lee 16v
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17th Aug 04 at 19:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

jus buy a set of neons off ebay, the ones that r 'buy it now' for bout 10 quid for a pair, come with invertor n wires n shit, it that hard mate i wudn worry bout it
lozzd
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18th Aug 04 at 11:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i got a set of computer cold cathodes from Ebuyer.co.uk. 2 and all the colours of the rainbow, and just wire the 2 power leads into behind the ciggerette lighter and they look damn cool. even comes with a switch you can mount somewhere! got some in me footwells gonna get some for the boot too at 2 why not!?

 
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