If you're going to charge from the cig. plug, be careful what amps you
charge at! I tried it with my BC112a, so I could charge on the way to
the track (after coming home from work - ie. no time to charge at
home)...but at 4 amps, it killed the cig. plug!
I bought one from an electrical store and used a Deans plug to connect
to the Tekin (with another Deans Ultra...I cut off the aligator clips)
and had to put in a 10amp fuse (the plug only came with a 2.5 amp one).
Basically the plastic on the plug I bought had melted and the thing was
destroyed...the cig. plug on the car was pretty warm, but not damaged.
My friend's mum has an old Mercedes with a little tub in the engine...he
can put his Tekin in there and charge straight from the car battery, no
problems! But I don't know if any other cars have a similar safe place
in the engine bay for a $300 charger & $150 batteries :)
You could try it...the worst that may happen is a blown fuse (hopefully
no meltdowns ;) but generally, I think it's not a really good
option...either charge your***pack & home and then peak at the track
and charge the others as you go, or get to the track 40mins-30mins
earlier to charge there.
> I was wondering if anyone knows of a AC/DC Peak charger that can be
> plugged into a car's cigarette lighter. I have a old 15 minute timer
> ProTech Super Charger that does this, but it is kind of a pain to
> watch for the first 15 minutes to come up so I can put it back on for
> another 10 to get closer to a full charge.
> I've seen the Einstein, SuperBrain, and Piranha AC/DC peak chargers,
> but they only have the clips for DC as far as I know. I want
> something in their price range, because I don't have alot of money to
> spend. I am not really into racing, so it doesn't have to be fancy.
> It just has to be something I can plug into my car's lighter so I can
> bash around the park with a few buddies.
> Is there a way to rig the Einstein, SuperBrain, or Piranha to plug
> into a cigarette lighter. I am no electrician, but if someone has a
> suggestion that would be cool.
> Thanks for the help,