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12v socket replace
« on: October 01, 2017, 08:49:51 pm »
Hi,

I had a second power socket installed that goes directly to the battery.  (so far just used for the compressor when I get back on tar)

Maybe a good reason but I find the sockets' size to be ridiculous.  I got 1 adapter, need to go buy a few more (and backup) and does not own a single thing  that goes into a small plug like that.
All my stuff goes into a plug the size of a normal cigarette lighter socket.

So long story short:
* Can one replace the "small" ones with "normal sized" sockets
* Who can do this for me (I'm in Souther Jhb)

Cheers,
K




 

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Re: 12v socket replace
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 06:20:37 am »
Go to a boat place. They will sell you a socket that is waterproof. Install it yourself  :biggrin:  :thumleft:
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Re: 12v socket replace
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 06:45:44 am »
Did you fit a hella socket ?

You do get these converters for regular socket plugs



 

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Re: 12v socket replace
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 06:46:59 am »
Problem with the big sockets (cigarette) is that anything plugged in there can rattle loose. The small (hella) are better as the male clips into the female.

Rather than changing get an adapter. Most 4x4 and camping shops will sell them. Basically a small male with about 15cms of wire with a big female socket on it. Pretty inexpensive and best of both worlds. Alternatively you could get one of these also sold at most camping shops:

https://www.tacticaldistributors.co.za/4x4-offroading-and-automotive/1426-lumeno-male-hella-to-female-cigarette-lighter-adaptor.html?utm_source=Click&utm_medium=Channel&utm_campaign=Google_ZA&SFDRREF=SFDR_75802577&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwJTn_JDR1gIVwrztCh1tLwSoEAQYASABEgJQ5_D_BwE

(Edit: Sorry about the repeat)
« Last Edit: October 02, 2017, 06:48:26 am by Brucet »
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Re: 12v socket replace
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Re: 12v socket replace
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 09:07:37 am »
So best to get another 1 or 2 for in case one loose the other .

Understand the points (useful article Armpump).   Like I said it's just a whole bunch of things that becomes suddently useless if in the middle of nowhere the adapter (which I have) is missing or broken.

 

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Re: 12v socket replace
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2017, 02:30:37 pm »
Other option is to buy a few Hella male plugs, cut the cigarette socket plugs of all you plentiful devices and replace with the Hella.

https://www.campandclimb.co.za/automotive/accessories/6317/lumeno-male-hella-plug-detail

If worried about this sort of issue, also always have piece of wire, say 2m long with smallish crocodile clamps in your toolkit.  They can come in very handy.




« Last Edit: October 02, 2017, 02:41:04 pm by TheBear »
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Re: 12v socket replace
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2017, 07:24:38 pm »
Hi,

I had a second power socket installed that goes directly to the battery.  (so far just used for the compressor when I get back on tar)

Maybe a good reason but I find the sockets' size to be ridiculous.  I got 1 adapter, need to go buy a few more (and backup) and does not own a single thing  that goes into a small plug like that.
All my stuff goes into a plug the size of a normal cigarette lighter socket.

So long story short:
* Can one replace the "small" ones with "normal sized" sockets
* Who can do this for me (I'm in Souther Jhb)

Cheers,
K
I fitted a brad harrison directly to battery for my electric pump so I can use it in my car as well. Cable tied to frame of bike and works quite well

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