cables for a waeco fridge

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 08:39
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Hi ...

hoping someone can help me with a problem i have with the standard power cable that comes with the waeco, it's simply too short......... can ayone tell me if there is a longer cable (2M + ??) or an extension to the orinigal available ??? if so please advise where from

i'm in melbourne and would appreciate any feedback

thanks.....

steve
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Reply By: Member - Stephen M (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 08:42

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 08:42
should have mentioned that it's a waeco CF50
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Reply By: 3.0turbob - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 09:08

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 09:08
Steve,
Try the place where you bought it from, or Waceo themselves if not ,any good 4WD shop (ARB etc) should have the cables available, just cut to length and fit your own plugs.

Rob
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen M (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 10:39

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 10:39
Rob

have tried waeco and the fridge shop but they dont have extended cables, unfortunately the plugs on the cable are moulded.
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Reply By: Member - Clive G (WA) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 09:38

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 09:38
Where are you trying to plug the fridge into, it sounds you wanna plug it into your cig, lighter in the front,

I for one dont like those cig plugs, I bought myself a male and female low voltage 12 volt plugs, cut of the cig lighter and wired up the male plug, then wired in the female plug to the rear of my 4b, using 3ml cabling with a direct line to my second battery, and of cause with a circuit breaker as close to the batery as possible,

I also bought a female plug for my mobitronic power supply for 240 volts, thus elimenating the cig lighter completly .

You dont really want to have extentions, the more plugs the more drop in amps.

Clive
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen M (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 10:43

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 10:43
Clive

i'm intending to use the plug that's in the rear of the wagon but the cable is still too short as it limits where i can place it ... ideally i would like to fold the centre seats and put it in there but the cable won't reach either the power outlet at the front or rear if i do ....
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Follow Up By: Member - Clive G (WA) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 11:17

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 11:17
Can you turn your lid around, I have a 80L ,the one thing I didnt do when I installed my plug, is check the cable on the waeco , So I had to turn the lid around .

Clive
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 09:40

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 09:40
Yeah see your friendly Waeco stealer or if it was me I'd get some cable from the shed, if the plugs are moulded I'd chop the cable and solder in an extension, make sure of a good job as Waceos appear to be particularly voltage sensitive.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen M (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 10:44

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 10:44
Ray

yeah i'm inclined to agree.... might be a job for an autoelectrician ...
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Reply By: kiss'n'dirt - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 10:50

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 10:50
think laterally people.

get an extension cord made for the cig plug. one end male nad one end female.

any auto sparky can do that and cost next to nothiing.

easy solve.

ideally would be to fit a hella 2 pin plug that's spring loaded. the waeco plug is compatible with it. just take the red attachment off.
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Follow Up By: timber - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 15:31

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 15:31
Agree with this, I have made up a number of male/female cig socket extension leads to use for lights and fridge. Pretty easy really, just make sure you use cable that can handle the amp draw that it will be expected to carry.

Cheers

Buggerlux
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Follow Up By: David Au - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 19:51

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 19:51
cigarette lighter plugs are the worst device ever invented and should not be used above 2.0 amps MAX.
If Waeco and every other fridge manufacturer had their way they would not supply a cigarette lighter plug. Hella style 16mm DIN plugs should be mandatory.
If you want problems - then use cigarette lighter plugs which are bad for your vehicle and power supply and as bad as the cigarettes themselves.
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Reply By: Member - muzzgit - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 15:26

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 15:26
I have done this in my patrol. I simply went to the 12 volt shop and got a female plug to suit the waeco and made a 4 foot extension using 6mm doulble, sheathed wire, which goes into the 2 pin low voltage plug in the back of the car. Now when we sleep in the back of the car, I can put da waeco on the front passenger seat ( a bit squeesy) or any where in the car when travelling. If you cut the plug off your waeco, not only does it void your warranty, but you can't use the 240v adaptor when ur at home.

Any auto sparky could do this for a couple of bucks (you supply the parts).
If they want to charge you a heap, anyone with a soldering iron will be able to help.

Cheers,

Muzz
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Reply By: Chucky - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 20:53

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 20:53
Was at super cheap yesterday and bought a male to female 12 volt extension cord for $6.50 it's 3 meters long. Then cut off the male end and put on a new plug. The plug cost $2.50 and looks just like a waeco one. Even has the red dohickey thingo that sits on the end to go into the normal power sockets.
9 bucks and the jobs was done.

Hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: Shane (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 16:36

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 16:36
Don't forget fellas that the Waeco has a fuse in the male plug.
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