12v Socket Size

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  1. Ridgeway

    Ridgeway Funster

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    Is there any reason why 12v sockets in the habitation areas are a different size to those in the cab or is this a Euro thing ? Just to clarify the the socket in the cab is normal size that you'd expect i.e. cigarette lighter type but the socket in the habitation area is much smaller approx half the OD
     
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    hi, there are 2 main sizes in use the smaller diameter is a Euro size and the plugs can be fitted with a sleeve so they fit the cab size socket:thumb:
     
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    Surprisingly the smaller sized socket can handle a higher amperage...

    You can get adapters or there are plugs which will fit both...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    We were initially surprised when we found that the living area sockets on our Burstner were the Euro ones. We already had a couple of multi-socket adapters (one of which has USB sockets as well) bought from Aldi/Lidl so I bought a couple of These Euro Plugs to replace the originals on the adapters.

    As with any adapter, make sure not to overload the socket. However, we are only charging phones, e-readers &c so no chance of that.
     
  5. Ridgeway

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    OK get it now, for us it's just for charging phones so should be ok
     
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