12 volt power inlet

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005 at 16:53
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Has anyone found a supplier for a wall mounted 12 volt plug I can use to run power from the front of a car to a camper on the back.
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005 at 17:03

Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005 at 17:03
goodday austravel
why not use a 50amp anderson plug doesnt matter if they get a little bit wet

steve
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005 at 17:05

Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005 at 17:05
Thought there might be a wall mounted item out there that would be better than having wires hanging out the camper. But may have to go this way.
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Follow Up By: Johnno1s mummy - Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005 at 21:41

Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005 at 21:41
"that would be better than having wires hanging out the camper. "

How else would the current get from one to the other? You arent driving the Tardis are you? Or the Enterprise from Startrek? ;)
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005 at 17:21

Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005 at 17:21
Hi Austravel
Have you tried 12Volt shop under plugs, looks like they have various options
cheers
Crazie
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005 at 17:28

Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005 at 17:28
Thanks will check them out.
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005 at 18:38

Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005 at 18:38
Hi Austravel,

agree with GOB, we run an Anderson plug too....
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Reply By: David Au - Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005 at 21:56

Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005 at 21:56
Anderson plugs are the way to go. $20.00 gives you both sides (pair). While they are not wall mounted, there is nothing that comes close for the price.
Anderson plugs are not difficult to wall mount if you make a metal shaped 'E' that slips into the location holes to wall mount.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 09:43

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 09:43
Thanks, I thought Anderson plugs were much dearer than that. Your right though if there's nothing else around I might just need to fabricate a bracket to hold them.
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Follow Up By: David Au - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 12:30

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 12:30
They are dearer than that at some places. That is why we sell so many at $20.00 a pair, $22.00 a pair posted and $40.00 for 2 pair incl postage.
Many places are $30.00 to $35.00 a pair which is a rip-off.
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Follow Up By: beatit - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 12:51

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 12:51
G'day David,

Like your price how do I get some?

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:15

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:15
If I go this way I'll get back to you as they are cheaper than I can get them around here.
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Follow Up By: David Au - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 21:33

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 21:33
Beatit e-mail me at landline_equipment at the hotmail company and I will get back to you.
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Reply By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 07:40

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 07:40
One could the standard 32v plug, socket and or wall plates available from electrical wholesalers such as Lawrence and Hanson, Rexel etc. These are a two flat pin arrangement , one at 90 degree to the other so that the 240v components cannot be pluged into etc etc.

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Follow Up By: Austravel - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 09:41

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 09:41
Thanks, I use these for my fluros but wasn't sure if they'd take the current draw to charge a battery or be secure enough, mine don't seem tight when located. Will check into it.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 09:50

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 09:50
its all i been using for the fridge fo the last 7 yrs or so...has never fallen out......
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Reply By: Mike Harding - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 09:42

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 09:42
I use Cannon type plugs and sockets for all my 12V items. They are robust, rated to 15A, cheap and available in all genders and mounting styles. DSE and Jaycar sell them (Jaycar PP-1012).

Mike Harding

mike_harding@fastmail.fm

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Follow Up By: Austravel - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 09:55

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 09:55
Thanks I'll check them out they may have higher rated units.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 15:44

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 15:44
>Thanks I'll check them out they may have higher rated units.

I don't believe so. 15 or 16A (manufacturer dependant) is the norm for this style of connector. Which for normal domestic use means they'll carry 20A continuously without any issues - do you _really_ need to put more than 20A through them?

Mike Harding
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Reply By: Wok - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 12:11

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 12:11
Hi,

NEUTRIK make a plug & socket combo called Speak-On...designed for pro-audio use [ read tough as boots to survive roadies!]

Available in various pin combos [ I use 4 pole & parallel pairs]. The sockets can be chassis mounted so your wires are hidden, unfortunately i haven't seen a cover for the socket.

The design is handy because no power is applied until the plug is twisted...also has lockable ring....doesn't come adrift.

I think Jaycar has them.

rgds
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:12

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:12
Sounds good, I'll look on the Jaycar site.
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Reply By: porl - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:20

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:20
I'm with Nudenut.

If you want something good for up to 10 amps check out Clipsal product code 402/32 at the clipsal website, www.clipsal.com.au as you do. This unit is for specifically for wall mounting as opposed to the 438/32 which is the same end but for connection to cables. About $12 and I get the male ends for $4.95 from my local electrical shop.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:26

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 13:26
Thanks Porl.
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 20:58

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 20:58
Hi Austravel.

Have a search on the archives for Anderson plugs I posted a heap of info on a cheap source with part numbers (Farnell Electronics in Sydney $15ish a pair). If you can't find it PM me & I'll dig it out again.

Also, don't the Anderson plugs have a hole in the middle with a premoulded recess to suit a nut & bolt to mount them parallel to a surface? I thought the last ones I used did but I'm not certain. Then all you need is to use a grommet or cable gland to provide a reasonably sealed entry through the van wall and protect the insulation of the cable.

Regards

Dave
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 09:49

Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 09:49
Thanks Dave will do a search.
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