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Connector for Car Cigar Lighter Adapter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109750D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Maeda, K: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a connector for a car cigar lighter adapter which supplies electrical power from a car battery to a lap top or a notebook computer. This connector is designed to be able to attach to any kind of car.

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Connector for Car Cigar Lighter Adapter

       Disclosed is a connector for a car cigar lighter adapter
which supplies electrical power from a car battery to a lap top or a
notebook computer.  This connector is designed to be able to attach
to any kind of car.

      There are many hole sizes on cigar lighter sockets among many
kinds of cars.  Fig. 1 shows a connector design which has a third
spring 1 in addition to two base springs 2 and 3.  The third spring 1
can be rotated with a loosening nut 4.  When the hole size of cigar
lighter socket is relatively large, the three springs 1, 2 and 3, as
shown in Fig. 2, can bring smooth plug in/pull out forces between the
plug and the socket, and have a tighter fit.

      When the size of the socket hole is narrow, by rotating the
third spring 1 approximately 180 degrees with the loosening nut 4, as
shown in Fig. 3, the two base springs 2 and 3 can have smooth plug
in/pull out force and enough fit.  Thus, this particular connector
can cover almost all cars in the world.  This connector design can be
applied for other than the lap top or notebook computer.