12 volt socket

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  1. steve and jo

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    hi all. being new to motorhomes. I have a very 12 volt socket about 1.5 cm square with 2 horizontal slots in it. on the front it just says 12 volt. what would plug in here.

    thanks in anticipation.

    p.s nothing in manual about it.

    steve
     
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    If you have only a single 12v socket and need to power multiple appliances (e.g. TV and satellite box) you may wish to do as we did in our Autoquest.

    It had a single 12v socket which was of the same two pin variety (where the pins are of different sizes to avoid polarity mix-ups). 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. As with any electrical circuit the trick is not to overload its capacity.
     
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