Carthago Switches and Sockets

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    Can anyone tell me how to get the rectangular chrome surround off the Carthago Switches and Sockets? I want to change one of my 12v sockets for a different type.
     
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    Pry it off with a blade
     
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    Do they use Berker ones similar to this?

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    If so the frame just (carefully) unclips and pulls off.

    The main UK agent for them is Alan Butcher Components http://www.abcomponents.co.uk if you struggle to get what you need from the usual caravan stores. They're very helpful (y)
     
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    At present near the from we have a 12v socket that is of no use to man nor beast. I want to change it for a twin USB socket and yes I think they are from the range you suggest NN
     
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    Also very expensive.
    If you have the Hella din type 12 volt socket you can remove the electrical parts and drill it out to take a twin USB off ebay for only a few £££££
     
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    Haven't seen a price for that particular part but when I bought some extra sockets they weren't too bad. About a fiver from memory.

    The hinged chrome cover on the other hand was dearer but still not scary. Maybe £12 or so but I can't remember for sure.
     
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    CBE & Berker tend to be near £25
     
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    Thanks Nick. They also do a twin with two outputs 2.1 and 1.0 amp which is what I'm after. Around £15-£20. It should be a simple swap for the other socket if I can get it off.
     
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    I suspect all your switches and sockets (12V and 240V) are the same as on my Hymer - look at this ebay ad to see. If so it is made by CBE. Suggest you Google them and contact their support department.
     
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    A single 13A socket is £12 quid from there.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Berker-13-Amp-Socket-W4-21221A-New-/331585174642?hash=item4d34043c72

    I paid £5.22 for the same (y) Ebay isn't always best. In this case I believe that the seller would have had to source it from Alan Butcher to start with.

    EDIT: Yes I know I paid VAT on top but it's still a lot cheaper.

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    Thanks, but can only accommodate a single.
     
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    You remove them from that plate
     
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    I know he does. I was just pointing out that if one component is twice as expensive from that eBay seller then theres every chance they all are.
     
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