Electrical Supplies

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 06, 2005 at 12:42
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Hi gang,

I am in the process of designing a major wiring job, for the Troopie. I have been to many auto parts suppliers in Melbourne, but have found their range too small, sometimes the quality doubtful and WAY WAY too expensive.

I need lots of wire, some good quality crimp connectors and a good crimping tool.

Can anyone suggest a good outlet in Melbourne, possibly a wholesaler who will also sell to Joe average ??

Cheers

Pete
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Reply By: paulpp - Sunday, Mar 06, 2005 at 12:52

Sunday, Mar 06, 2005 at 12:52
Greetings

I am addicted to my local BIAS Boating store for much of my 12 volt elctrical stuff. Not cheap but usually good quality. http://www.biasboating.com.au.

Regards

Paul P
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter J (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 06, 2005 at 12:58

Sunday, Mar 06, 2005 at 12:58
Bit far to drive Paul. Bias are only in NSW, aren't they ?
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Follow Up By: paulpp - Sunday, Mar 06, 2005 at 13:12

Sunday, Mar 06, 2005 at 13:12
Woops !!!!!

Moving north thought. I have one nearby (Brisbane) . They do mail order though :-) !!!!!

Do try a good boating outlet though. I have found the boating gear good quality and useable in 4x4 environment.

Paul P
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Mar 06, 2005 at 13:26

Sunday, Mar 06, 2005 at 13:26
Peter,

Try Whitworths, their prices are good, though not sure of the range. Otherwise, Jaycar and DSE, they sell cheaper for bulk lots. eg 100 metre rolls. Also sell good quality crimpers, as well as el cheapo's.

Recently bought some 4ga and 8 ga from jaycar, the sort used for doof,doof amps/speakers, to rewire part of fridge set-up, in wagon.

Where possible, I've always soldered crimps as well, just improve the joint.

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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Sunday, Mar 06, 2005 at 16:49

Sunday, Mar 06, 2005 at 16:49
yeah, jaycar / jb hifi for large 8 or 4 guage cable by the metre, But just go to your local Bursons and grab the narva catalouge etc. and pick what you want in the way of connectors swirches etc, they have good ratchet crimping tools as well, and get your cable by the bulk roll (30m 50m 100m etc.) If you are getting a fair bit from them they will look after you well, and even if they have to order it all in its only a day or2 .

Ive got the latest narva and hella cattalouges here if you want to grab them and find all your bits. Just message me and we can sort it out.

Cheers Brad
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter J (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 06, 2005 at 20:56

Sunday, Mar 06, 2005 at 20:56
Thanks Brad. I might get some catalogues for myself. Half the fun is looking through all the cool gear.

Cheers

Pete
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Sunday, Mar 06, 2005 at 21:34

Sunday, Mar 06, 2005 at 21:34
goodday peter
radio spares /parts on dandenong rd carnegie would possibly be a starter

steve
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Reply By: Member - Geoff M (NSW) - Monday, Mar 07, 2005 at 12:18

Monday, Mar 07, 2005 at 12:18
Hello Peter,
Don't know if this company, Ashdown Automotive is anywhere near you. They specialise in extra low voltage DC electrical equipment,

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Reply By: Kata - Monday, Mar 07, 2005 at 18:10

Monday, Mar 07, 2005 at 18:10
Hi Peter,

You can try

1/ RADIO PARTS as earlier mentioned in carnegie of north melbourne.
You can also get better pricing from these guys buying in bulk...
cheaper if you join their VIP group

www.radioparts.com.au/

2/ ACCESS COMMUNICATIONS in Fitzroy
Annette and Leo are very helpful...you need to buy rolls of stuff though
www.accesscomms.com.au

3/ CABLES PLUS in North Melbourne
Also need to buy rolls of cable from these guys
www.cablesplus.com.au/

As mentioned above 2nd and 3rd suppliers are bulk suppliers but you will find there prices are cheaper by far.

Hope this helps.

Cheers
Kon
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Follow Up By: Kata - Monday, Mar 07, 2005 at 18:14

Monday, Mar 07, 2005 at 18:14
Also heard but never used them that Ashdowns as mentioned by Geoff M

hope that all helps
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Reply By: drivesafe - Monday, Mar 07, 2005 at 18:39

Monday, Mar 07, 2005 at 18:39
Hi Peter J, if you are still have problems trying to get what you need try this web site and e-mail me from there with a list of what you need and I’ll see what items I can supply you with and list the item’s prices
Cheers.

www.traxide.com.au
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