L/C 100 Rear power plug wiring; Is it heavy enough

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 20:54
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Evening all,
Just picked up my TD GXL and have searched posts for this topic, nothing there. Plenty of talk about how the wiring to the rear plug needs to be more than adequate. I want to run the Waeco 50 and a small fluro. Is the standard wiring heavy enough? Thanks.
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 21:04

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 21:04
Hi boogum,

we blew the fuses when we first used the plug. Al ran 6mm wire through and put new plugs in.

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil- Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 08:53

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 08:53
I have just replaced the wires on my TD with 6mm, compare the 6mm with the standard wire & you will see the origional wire is not up to it . I also replaced the rear plug as I couldnt get the heavier wire onto the standard plug , The standard plug fron Di**k Smith is too long , had to goto Whitworths who sell a stubby fitting which fits just fine . Getting the wire thru the grommet on the firewall was a real pain Also put in a Hella Plug at the same time
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Reply By: Peter - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 22:01

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 22:01
My 110lt Waeco didn't work properly, as above, had it re wired with 6mm. No probs now.
Cheers Peter and Lez
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Reply By: Paul from Ozroamer Camper Trailers (Hire & Sales) - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 22:36

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 22:36
as stated above - update to 6mm. have not had a probelm since.

whilst your there install a few extra outlets as the extra cost is bugger all and better now than later.

At the same time include a small fluro above the back door (internal) with its own on/off switch - great to have the better light when you are looking for something after dark (the orig. light is crap)


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Reply By: BenSpoon - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 01:46

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 01:46
I have a 5m extension lead for my waeco 80, coming from a connection at the rear of my 80. I had to run 4 awg cable to avoid a significant voltdrop and to get the fridge error light to stop flashing.

The fluro you will also find needs a decent voltage to initially fire it. Have it running on too light a gauge wire and you will have difficulty. Run a fat cable down the back now and save yourself having to do it again later. Run a figure 8 cable (a pair) down and it'll handle even more. Stick a distribution/fuse block on the end and break it into separate plugs. A couple of cigarette lighter type and a few extra low voltage outlets should sort you for a while

My next project is to plumb a decent size 240V inverter into the car- The other figure 8 cable running to the rear of the car already is ideal and I dont need to lay a new cable.
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Follow Up By: Shane (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 06:39

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 06:39
When you say Fig 8 wire are you referring to 240v cable.
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 10:05

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 10:05
Nah- Its car amplifier power cable, just 2 thick strands running together. Ive run +'ve up both of these cores, and get earths off the chassis close by with another pair.
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 11:02

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 11:02
Hi every one
Just a tip for you. avoid using 230 volt or commercial viring in trucks as it has less strands and is much stiffer than auto or audio cable this causes the strands to fracture with the vibration
Ray
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Reply By: boogum - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 11:38

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 11:38
Thank you for the responses. I was hoping a new vehicle these days would have adequate wiring otherwise why put the plug there. I wired my 80 series so I will have to do the same for the 100.
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