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floyd111

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mystery adapter. What is this?
« on: 26 August 2020, 12:13 AM »
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Re: mystery adapter. What is this?
« Reply #1 on: 26 August 2020, 07:20 AM »
Looks like a merit plug with a cigarette lighter adapter (red bit).
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Re: mystery adapter. What is this?
« Reply #2 on: 27 August 2020, 03:18 AM »
what s a merit plug?

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Re: mystery adapter. What is this?
« Reply #3 on: 27 August 2020, 04:45 AM »
Google merit plug. It’s basically a 12V plug, very similar to the car cigarette socket but smaller and makes a more solid connection.
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Re: mystery adapter. What is this?
« Reply #4 on: 27 August 2020, 05:01 AM »
Right.
Still, I am sure I've seen this thing 5 years ago, but for the love of me, I can't remember where, and what for. I remember it being important, for some option or accessory.
This type of thing drives me mad, haha!

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Re: mystery adapter. What is this?
« Reply #5 on: 27 August 2020, 01:20 PM »

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Re: mystery adapter. What is this?
« Reply #6 on: 27 August 2020, 10:54 PM »
Naturally, I did that, but it leads me no further in my quest. :)
I have seen this part, as a part of a vintage MB accessory. That's the locked memory that frustrates me . Maybe a vintage car vacuum machine?
I'm gonna find out one of these days.
Still, good to know that there's nothing special about this adapter.
Thanks!

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Re: mystery adapter. What is this?
« Reply #7 on: 28 August 2020, 12:53 AM »
Edit. that one is a new style, the made old ones in the bakelight material.
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