What a plonker

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  1. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Weekend off this weekend so no going away. Had a a couple little jobs to do on the MH.
    Wanted to fit a 12v socket on the outside next to the water filler so i could use the pump without having to trail it inside to the 12v supply.

    Got a flush mounted 12v socket and thought I would fit it inside the van, next to the door so could be used as an additional 12v socket and as the door is right next to water filler would be easy to just open the door, plug the pump in and fill the water.

    However, I done a fantastic job fitting it, it looks really good, all wired in, stepped back to admire my handy work and lifted the flap on the socket to find.......

    It's a continental 12v socket grrrrr gotta go and get a bloody adaptor now..
     
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    Never mind Paul it'll be real handy when in europe:Wink:
     
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    Easier just to change the van I reckon - to a French or German make:thumb:
     
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    Look at [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viLK8cMKUnY"]this......[/ame]
     
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    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Does anyone know where I can by an adaptor? Sure they do one I had one on my last continental van.
     
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    I'll have a couple of unwanted adaptors with me at Stratford if you can wait.
     
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    Yes please :Blush:
     
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    No problem, we're arriving on Thursday.:thumb:
     
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    Why not simply change the plug? They're a lot neater & more secure than the cig lighter type.
     
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    S'pose it just as well you ain't a surgeon then Paul.........:Wink:
     
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    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Because I have loads of standard 12v stuff, would mean changing all me electric equipment,,

    As for changing what I put in? They don't do a standard one in that shape :Doh:
     
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    Our Autoquest had a single 12v socket which was of the two pin variety where the pins are of different sizes to avoid polarity mix-ups. It is possible to buy an adapter lead with a 2 pin plug at one end and a cigar socket at the other but we sometimes had a requirement to power more than one appliance (TV and satellite box for instance). I took the cigar plug off a multi-socket adapter and replaced it with a 2 pin plug, remembering that the positive on a cigar socket is the end terminal and the negative is the side clips.

    The Burstner has a number of 12v sockets but, being German, these are of the Euro plug pattern rather than cigar lighter ones. Again, adapters are available but I bought some Euro plugs (on eBay) and changed the originals on multi-socket adapters as I had with the 2 pin plug.
     
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    Try here........:thumb:

    Might help finding stuff.



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