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adapters for tapping electricity from fluorescent bulb sockets?

Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by Joseph, Dec 10, 2006.

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  1. Joseph

    Joseph Guest

    I am wondering if there are any "adapters for tapping electricity from
    fluorescent bulb sockets". ?

    I park my car in the basement garage of the building and there are no
    electrical wall outlets anywhere. However just above my car is a
    fluorescent bulb :) I have been searching the google for some kind of
    adapter that you can just temporarily fit into the bulb socket (remove
    the bulb first of course) and then voila 120v electricity out to run
    your vacuum cleaner, car polisher and what not. When you are done,
    screw the bulb back in place and go on your way. This dilemma alone
    sometimes wish I own my own home instead of living in a building
  2. Don Bruder

    Don Bruder Guest

    There is no such thing, since the sockets you plug the tube into don't
    have 120 on 'em.

    There's a lot more to firing up a fluorescent light than "apply
    electricity". Part of the process involves a transformer, or an
    electronic equivalent, and what comes out of it is usually a small
    fraction of an amp - 300-500 mA is coming to mind as being typical - Not
    enough to run any of the items you listed, since a motor of any useful
    size for such items is going to want multiple amps, even when not under
    any significant load.
  3. Don Bruder

    Don Bruder Guest

    What an odd coincidence... I just said pretty much the same thing :)
  4. psdayama

    psdayama Guest

    I don't know what type socket is that. Is it plain US screw type
    socket or
    rectangular 2pin socket? In later case the ballast is hidden somewhere
    first case ballast is builtin the lamp.
    If U have screw type socket then there are 2-3 way adaptors
    availble in
    hardware electrical shops.
    In India we have buyonet type sockets and we use such adaptors
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