Can I get a plug for this?

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  1. XRN

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    image.jpeg Can I get a plug for this 12v socket and what sort of load can I put on it? Cab is a Hymer 680, 2001 vintage and the sockets are all over the hab area.
     
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    Hello you two answer is "I don't know"!!! But hope you are both well, have you been on any more trips away recently?
     
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    You can get those plugs in most caravan spares places, it's a Clipsal W4 2 pin plug.
    Can't help with the load though.
     
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    Yes you can, as for load we run anything we have that's 12 volt.
     
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    Usually 10amps.
     
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    as mentioned, they are bog standard 10amp 12v clipsal sockets, as found in nearly all caravans. most devices and phone chargers come with a cigar plug though. the answer is to buy a multiway cigar plug adaptor as common as a car accessory and fit a clipsal plug on that. it will easily handle 3 or 4 phone chargers or a 12v tv. dont try using them for even small inverters though
     
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    Not fitted originally by Hymer by the way - they must have been added by a UK owner. The originals would have been DIN (Hella) plugs.
     
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    Plugs into the square 2 pin socket in a caravan, to convert it to a cigar lighter type socket.
    2 pin plug linked to a cigar socket.
    12V 2A
     
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    If it were me, I'd change the sockets to 12v CBE and for the one shown, a combined 12v / TV socket.. (if still required) far neater and more useful than these old fashioned bulky caravan sockets.. just my view.. Marcle leisure have them

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    Hi Anthea and Rob, Newbury is our next trip
     
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    Thanks for all the responses guys, several useful options there for me to consider
     
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    They are actually a 2 pin American mains socket as said by others this one is made by Clipsal and marked by W4, they were a standard fit in quite a few British caravans in the late 80's early 90's.
     
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    Look in motorhome dealers, not ebay, they are twice as dear for some reason
     
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    Postage is the reason, since the Royal Mail restructured their prices a couple of years ago anything that will not go as a large letter gets very expensive to post, for me it costs the same post items weighing 50 gms as it does for 20 kg. Makes posting low cost items uneconomic.
     
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    I have one of those sockets and it is marked 4 amp.
     
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    I have a spare one I found in the garage today. PM me your address and I will send it to you (y)
     
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    Thanks John, pm on its way
     
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    The one I have in front of me states 125v 15A. Just make sure the wiring feeding the socket is up to supplying 15amps or whatever load you want to take.
     
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    It would only be a TV so only about 2amps
     
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