12 volt socket

steve and jo

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i,m a newbie
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
 

scotjimland

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It's a standard UK 12v caravan socket..

You can use it for a 12v TV.. or with a suitable adapter to charge a phone or tablet
buy plugs from a caravan dealer or ebay.. you are looking for this

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http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/clipsal-2-pin-plug-p154132?gclid=CjkKEQjw_N-cBRD2k73X3OjJ8eMBEiQAbdPicynQSpe5o31hnWgrm_EglvkYAnhqzibhAXPdH2lGMjbw_wcB

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GJH

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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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