What're they called?? Those plugs.....

Submitted: Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 17:49
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Hi people, I need to replace the plug on the end of the Engel lead, now the one I mean is a ciggie lighter plug, and I can find a natty one at Jaycar, for almost $3.00 but what are the ones called that have a little red plastic bit on them that makes then also work in the other (smaller) plug things? And what are the smaller plug things called?

And if you have the chance where do I get them, and what would the cost be?

Thankyou in advance.

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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 17:59

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 17:59

Commonly called a Hella plug, about $10 at ARB. Also Narva make one, about $8 at Bursons. Some people talk of a Merit plug. This is the same thing without the little red dooverlacky as I understand it.


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Follow Up By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 18:01

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 18:01
Sorry missed the bit about what you plug them into. It's just the female version, I bought one recently ar ARB, $19.50.
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 18:40

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 18:40
smaller plug things, little red dooverlackie and red plastic bit

Now most common people think when we use word’s like this we don’t know what we are talking about but this is really Just extremely technical terminology that is used in electrical engineering and also by 4WD owner’s alike.

Yeah I am not paying you out about it just enjoy seeing descriptive words like that used.

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Follow Up By: Richard & Leonie - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 20:59

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 20:59
My son-in-law broke the "cigerette" plug-in section of my Engel fridge lead. He did the right thing by replacing it (the whole lead) before he brought the fridge back. The replacement Engel lead cost him about $40!!!!!

Make sure you put a fuse in line if you replace the type of plug.

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Follow Up By: muzzgit (WA) - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 00:24

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 00:24
About 15 years ago I borrowed an old 29l engel from a mate but I buggered the cable while it was in the back of the ute. When I went to buy another one, the dealer that sold engels wanted 127 bucks for it.

I promptly told them they could bash it, and took it back to my mate without the cord and said I'll get one when I find one at the right price.

Lukily for me it was a telecom jobbie and they replaced the cord for him.
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Reply By: TheUndertaker - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 19:58

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 19:58
Supa cheap flog them off at $3 ea ,chinese copy of same plug that comes standard with waeco ,red dovalacky on = cig plug ,red dovalacky off = narva socket .
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Reply By: Pterosaur - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 00:43

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 00:43
Not strictly answering your question, but......

I broke my connection while "bush", fixed by scrapping plug for wired connection - trouble free result- (did remove the fuse from the cable when not using the fridge after I found corrosion taking place on interior of plug terminals).

Recently noticed that Engel have a couple of "prong type plug" accessories rather than the IMHO dodgy cig. lighter types and will fit one soon (or make one up a lot more cheaply I suspect). One is switched (approx. $90 from memory), other has no switch (about $40).

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Follow Up By: Dodgy Dan (WA) - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 11:08

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 11:08
I did that prior to the last trip away. It was great not having to worry whether the ciggie lighter plug had fallen out or not - the connection is very positive - i.e., you put the two-prong bit in and then screw it so it CAN'T come out. The unswitched base plate comes with all mounting hardware and fuses on both +ve and -ve leads. The price was about $40.
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