how do I connect the 12v plug?

Submitted: Friday, Jun 08, 2012 at 21:57
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Hi ,I have just purchased an old Viscount caravan, and it has a 7 pin plug and a 2 prongs male cord plug with 12v on it, I have just had my car hot wired -fussed to 7 pin plug and a voltage sensitive relay to the car battery.As I was told if I used the 12v system on my car it would flatten my battery. But I for got to ask how I connect The 12v plug to the 7 pin plug on my car.Do I have to take the plug off the wires in the plug from the van and put them in the 7 pin plug on the van and how if I have too. Wayne.
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Reply By: Hi-ryder - Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 05:28

Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 05:28
Hi Wayne , The two wires you speak of do they run a three way fridge at all ??? or are they just lighting ??? Just check first what it runs . If its just for lighting your seven pin will handle it . You will have a earth wire (white and a acc slot in the plug ) The trick is if you have a battery charger work out which is positive and negitive on the van 12volt wires . I have a older viscount (85) i have replaced all lights with LED lights . they use a quarter or the power of old lights . I myself would not run a three way fridge off car battery if your stopped . They draw stupid amount of amps and you will find yourself stuck . And they do run better on gas anyway . Good luck with it . Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: Wayne W4 - Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 12:03

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 12:03
THANK YOU ALL,I have taken it to a auto eletriction who has fixed my problem
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Reply By: olcoolone - Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 11:30

Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 11:30
I would take it to a good auto electrician... might save you a lot of heartache.

If you don't have an understanding for it don't try to do it yourself.
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Follow Up By: spudseamus - Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 12:37

Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 12:37
+1 for above!!
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Follow Up By: Member -Dodger - Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 16:35

Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 16:35
+2 for the above.
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Reply By: ChrisE - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 15:59

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 15:59
Sounds like you have an anderson plug on your van. Google it and you'll find some information on them, but there is no standard way to hook them up, so really need to understand how it is hooked up inside your van. Lots of variables like fridges and batteries to give you an easy answer. Unless you have time to ask lots of questions and pull things apart yourself, you need to find someone with auto elec experience and get them to help or pay for an auto elec to look at your van.
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