Mysterious Orifice

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  1. Simon

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    I have found a hole hidden away in one of the wall cupboards in our Swift Kontiki! It looks like it should be 12v as a photo reveals metal contacts inside, but it's *slightly* too small for a fag lighter plug and much too big for a Euro plug.

    Any ideas?
     

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    Much too big for a euro? It looks about the same size as a European 12v socket I swapped on our van. Do you have dimensions?
     
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    Is it live?
     
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    A euro plug rattles around in it and there's no positive contact at all at the end. I think if I forced it really hard a normal cigar lighter plug would go in, but I doubt it would come out again.

    It looks like an addition someone's wired in so I wonder if it's just a badly made socket?
     
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    Some euro fag sockets used to be about 1mm smaller than UK.
     
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    I wondered if the metal at the end is / was the live. Maybe there was a metal earth collar on the inside that has come out?
     
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    If you unscrew the screws and pull it gently out, is it attached to wires? If they are live, you could replace it with a UK ciggy socket.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. Problem solved - it's just a crap cigar socket. One of the three plugs I tried went into the socket and one of the other two was *just* too tight so I gave it a medium grunt and the back of the socket gave way.

    Wasn't wired in anyway, which was just as well looking at the connections!
     

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    Ah well,glad problem solved,at least it wasn't a black hole!!
     
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    Ah, that comes under totally foobard:eek:
     
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