12 v sockets

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Just looked at a new(er) van and I see it has those 'smaller' 12 sockets , I think they are called Dim (or that could just be me). Is it possible to have these changed? I would ratehr not buy some of those smaller adaptors.

    Just wondering.
     
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    must be easier and cheaper to change plugs rather than sockets.:thumb:
     
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    i changed mine
     
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    The 1987 Hymer I have has both types of sockets so I use adaptors when needed...

    In the (self build) Wagon I have "normal" sockets and some small sized (higher amp) ones but the latter are still in the bag waiting for the fitter to get around to wiring them in...

    To go from small to big should be ok (remove socket and make the hole bigger) but more tricky (I guess) the other way around... :Wink:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    IMO stay with the din sockets and change the plugs. The din sockets are far less trouble and last much longer. Never did like cigarette lighter plugs. The din plugs are far better made and have a better contact as the contacts are normally brass or copper. Also its easier to change a plug than a socket.
    If the van has din sockets fitted they are normally a higher amperage than the cigarette type.
     
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    to answer your question Dave, yes they can be changed and its straightforward, even an NHS nurse could do it :Wink: Olearys stock the UK socket. as said you could just buy an adaptor but thats too easy. :thumb:
     
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    Another thing I use is this type of 12 volt plugs...

    They fit in ether type of socket...

    Bet you knew about them already though...:thumb:

    JJ :Cool:
     

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    Yep !!!
     
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    Clever clogs...:Rofl1:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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