NOTE: We do not recommend this adapter as the best choice for powering the Planar heaters. They are not very power efficient and they can be accidentally unplugged very easily. Also, most portable batteries only provide 10 amps to the cigarette socket, which is not enough to power the heater during startup and shutdown.
If you are going to use this adapter, make sure it stays firmly in the socket. If you're plugging it into a vehicle, you are responsible to ensure the wire to the socket is thick enough to provide the power the heater requires. If you are plugging it into portable battery or solar generator, you are responsible to make sure it supplies at least 15 amps.
If your socket only puts out 10 amps or less, one option is to purchase an AC to DC converter like this one and use it in conjunction with this adapter, plugging the converter into an AC socket in order to supply the required amperage to the heater.
IF POWER IS LOST TO THE HEATER WHILE RUNNING, DAMAGE TO THE HEATER CAN OCCUR.
Super well made and well put together. The 12v plug itself is high quality and the wiring is done well. This allows me to take the 20’ OA cord for the Planar diesel heater and run it from a 12v cigarette style plug and I also purchased the Anderson style plug adapter. Allows me to quickly plug into multiple sources with confidence and have heat wherever I find myself. One note, the Planar heater requires a bit more than 10a upon startup to initiate the glow plug and start up cycle. Once this is done, it drops down significantly to something like 1a depending on conditions and your thermostat setting. This means a portable battery system like Goal Zero or Jackery may not have sufficient amperage from their 12v plugs. My GZ 500x would trip at 10.8a and therefore, could not power the Planar heater. Huge disappointment initially but no fault of this adapter or the heater.
Ordered the planar heater along with the cigarette adapter and have yet to have any issues. Ran the adapter for 14 hours straight on my Goal zero 1500x and no issues.
I wanted more than one power option to connect my Planar portable diesel heater.
Overland Addict had those options!