Makeshift DIY AC Batteries Power Your Electronics

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Batteries adapted to AC Power saves $

It’s expensive replacing batteries for devices that don’t have an AC adapter socket, but if you’ve got a little time you can make your own AC-powered “batteries” that will power your device without heavy modification.

Instructable user lspcrash found that his camera ran through batteries like water, but his camera didn’t come with a DC input adapter which made it impossible to use a normal AC power source. Instead, he strikes gold by running AC adapter wire ends to specific contact points, powering the camera. It’s a cheap, effective fix that requires little modification to your device.

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Rambler Socket Has Awesome Internal Recoiling Cord

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Power Outlet Rethinking At Its Best
Meysam Movahedi’s latest concept certainly isn’t the first revolutionary tweak to the tried-and-true power outlet, but it’s easily one of our favorites. Put simply, the Rambler Socket is an in-wall box that contains 1.5 meters of extra cabling along with a traditional AC outlet. Granted, you’ll need a pretty deep wall to make something like this work (in theory, of course), but the result is nothing short of brilliant. If your AC cord is long enough, you simply plug it into the socket per usual; if you need a little extra length, the built-in extension cord pulls out with a gentle tug. Once you’re done, you simply tug on the cable once more and watch as it recoils back within the wall…

Coffee Cup Power Inverter Recharges Your Portables


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 I think that all vehicles should have a AC outlet built right into them. However, until that time comes we have the Coffee Cup Power Inverter. According to the site, “The Coffee Cup Power Inverter is a conveniently shaped power source that coverts your car’s DC power into two 120-volt AC outlets. Perfect for powering or charging TV’s, DVD players, game consoles, cell phones, and other portable electronics. This coffee cup also has a USB charging port providing 500mA of power. The unique coffee cup shape fits nicely in today’s auto/boat/truck cup holders, preventing it from moving around inside your vehicle… Continue reading… “Coffee Cup Power Inverter Recharges Your Portables”