12v connector

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    hi to all, we are finally going away next week for the first time in our m/h. we have spent the last few weeks trying to figure out how things work, one thing has us baffled,can anyone tell us what kind of 12v connector we need to plug into the exterior of our avantgarde 200. many thanks,
    sandra.
     
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    Hi Brian, had a look at your link. I should have said we have a little flap that lifts up and can we think have a12v plug connected what we think we need is a male connector that will plug into it, weare hoping to use a submersible to fill our watertank. H ope this makes sense.you have probably sussed we are very light on knowhow and hopefully learning a bit at a time. cheers , Sandra.
     
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    any chance of a pic of the socket......it will help tremendously in identifying the plug you need.

    or find an online pic and post a link to it.
     
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    not sure how to do that but will get my photography expert on that, watch this space.
     
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    I think you are on the right track, I've seen these sockets fitted with the intention of powering a submersible pump to drive an external shower Brrrr..:coolthumb:
     
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    Is the socket next to or close to your water filling point?

    Often you have an external 12V power point near to the water filler cap. That way you can plug in your small 12V water pump, which you then submerge into your 20/25 litre water container so you can fill the on board water tank.
    We had one on our previous Elddis Autoquest.
    The socket and plug is just the same size as your cigarette lighter or accessory sockets.

    Useful if you are not within hose length of a water tap to fill your domestic tank. The pumps cost about a tenner or so.
     
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    Just a guess, is this what you need?
     

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    Does the socket have round or rectangular pins. How man pins.

    We use a hose to fill up, am I lazy ? Or are you into old caravan habits ?
     
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    Under the flap is a round hole which is too small to fit a normal 12v connector.Inside about 50mm is what looks like what could be a femail spade connector.Sorry to be so vague but we are completely baffled!!!
     
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    Is the socket like this
     

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    If so then this is what you need. I think it is called "Hella" plug / socket
     

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    Try here....
     
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    Thats a better pic, :thumb:

    Thats the setup we had on our 2006 Elddis Autoquest 600. I think Compass was also made by Elddis, but they now just solely produce under the Elddis badge.
     
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    hoorah, you've cracked it guys.we will track one down asap.
    thanks to all.
    Sandra&Eugene
     
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