12 Volt PartsAccesories

Submitted: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 22:37
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I'm about to install a 12 volt system in a camper trailer - battery, charger, inverter, wiring, fuses, plugs, lighting etc. and would really appreciate some advice where best to go for competitive pricing.

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Reply By: raazorj - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 23:23

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 23:23
hey simonzio what state city ya near most auto shop 200% markup or more Narva products from auto electrics supply eg ashdown Brisbane
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Follow Up By: Simonzio - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:13

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:13
raazorj
I'm Melbourne based.....

Simonzio
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Reply By: drivesafe - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 07:56

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 07:56
Hi Simonzio, if you don’t mind mail ordering, visit our web site at : -

http://www.traxide.com.au

The site is still being up dated but we are now carrying most of what you are after and if we don’t have it, we can usually steer you in the right direction.

E-mail us from the site.

Cheers
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Reply By: Bilbo - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:45

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:45
Shop around when buying 12 volt stuff. These days, everyone's buying the stuff and prices are radically different everywhere.

But, also, shop around for alternative materials. Quite often, vendors will want to sell you the latest type of 12 volt plug, socket or adaptor when there are much cheaper alternatives if you look around. Remember - 12 volt electrics aren't really standardised as rigorously as 240 volt stuff.

Also remember that a 12 volt plug/socket that you buy today isn't always replaceable with the same plug/socket in 5 years time. I've recently completed rewiring a caravan and found that out!!

"Oh they don't make them anymore, you have to buy this one these days"

Bilbo
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Follow Up By: Simonzio - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 18:06

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 18:06
Bilbo

Good advice. Guess it's a question of not going too cheap so I'm not having to replace stuff too soon.

thanks

Simonzio
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Reply By: Spade Newsom - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 23:25

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 23:25
Th 12 volt market is a minefield. Do some good internet research so you have a pretty good idea of all the specs, capacities etc your looking for. Talk to various sellers to get their take on what you're doing. Don't believe all they tell you. Alot of them tell half truths (sometimes the full truth is too compliacted) and have strong opinions rightly or wrongly. There is a lot of misinformation. (heck you have probably got more from me)

When you are an expert in your own mind then hopefully you will know exactly what you want, what it needs to do, set your budget and choose the 12 volt man who you thought gave you the best advice and see how you go. Most things are available on the WWW anyway so you can compare price.

Don't forget a visit to the solar shop. Some of them have good technical knowledge.

Spade Newsom
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Reply By: Simonzio - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 18:08

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 18:08
Spade

Thanks for the info. Your right about the WWW

Thanks

Simonzio
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