waeco 12 volt plug

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 08:10
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Good morning,

Would anybody be able to tell me if the 12 volt plug ( two pin) suitable for a cf50 is available anywhere apart from waeco. I am wanting to make a direct connection to a a deep cycle battery with heavy duty wire. Any info would be apprectiated.

Chris
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Reply By: Darian (SA) - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 08:22

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 08:22
Same issue here - the Waeco lead has sig voltage drop - I had a look at Jaycar and Dick Smith etc - no ideas there - will be interested to se if any pop up here - once out of warranty, you can take the cover off and simply install your own parallel wiring and plug set up.
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Reply By: Old Scalyback & denny - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 08:34

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 08:34
morning people
i cut them off and changed the plug to a T plug 32volt and nice and tight no voltage drop hangs in the back of the truck power pack with both 240 and 12 volt all attached so i can plug into either
steve
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Follow Up By: Sam013 - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 11:08

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 11:08
Hi I have Engels in mine, I changed the fittings to marine fittings (the screw on type) perfect for the 4x4, as vibrations don't affect them (see 12volt.com.au .Waterproof Connector) I use the smaller ones, they have a 12amp rating.

Lawrence

ps, they are very easy to fit

L
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 13:18

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 13:18
Yep - that's the way to go. 32v Clipsal (from your electrical wholesalers) "T" plugs and in line sockets work extra well.....

Grrr!!!
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 17:36

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 17:36
Hi Rooster

Your other option is to flat mount an Anderson plug on the fridge. This way the cable won't stick out too far.

Regards Derek.
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 21:12

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 21:12
If you only ever plan to connect your gear to your own vehicle, then there's no problem in using whatever plugs you like.

But the advantage of using plugs that are becoming a standard for 4WD owners, is that if you get stuck, you will be able to connect your gear to someon elses 4WD, even if only to test out a problem. Or charge your batteries from another vehicle.

The Anderson style connectors certainly are becoming the standard in threes sizes, because they have so many advantages. -
- genderless, so you don't have to buy both plugs and sockets and you can always connect two cables together.
- silver plated contacts are very reliable.
- will not fall apart, shake loose or get hot.

The three sizes are
- 30 amp Red and Black - $3.50 a pair from the Trader section of Exploroz. Used fro Fridges, Radios, Lights even 100 watt HF radios.
- 50 amp Grey - used for Battery and Trailer connectiosn not involving Starting or Winching current.
- 175 amp Grey - used where there is starting or winching current.

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These are continuous current ratings, for intermittent loads the current can go over twice as high.

All these connectors are available nationwide from www.jaycar.com.au.

Mike
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