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5V adapter plug into a 12v Car power charger inverter? Is it ok?

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Recently, I just purchased a Belkin Aircast bluetooth music receiver. I'm trying to use it on my Prius so I bought a Car charger inverter and I know it's using 12v 500ma for most of car. The power adapter that comes with the Belkins says 5v 180ma, Can I still plug it into this car inverter without hurting the receiver?

Belkin Music receiver

http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Pro...

Here's the Power inverter

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trk...

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  • Chris
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    You car puts out 12-14v at up to 10-20amps to your dc socket. If your inverter is putting out 12v, it's not an inverter, just a regulator. At any rate, plugging 12v into a 5v device will fry it. What you need to do is get a DC/AC inverter, 12v DC to 120v AC, and plug the wall adapter for your belkin into that. Because the inverter will have a wall plug on it, belkin adapter will covert 120v to 5v, just like in your house. It's inefficient, but the cheapest and easiest way.

  • Ner
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Yes you can safely plug it into this car inverter it will not hurt, destroy or burn your Belkin receiver. Your Belkins receiver is specially made for the Car use and compatible to any car adapter/ inverter in the market.

    Source(s): Electronic Technician for 20 years
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