12v plug

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  1. Attila the Hen

    Attila the Hen Funster

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    hi there - just back from a fabulous 4 weeks in the Western Isles and wild camping threw up a small problem.
    Can anyone help me locate a plug for the 12v external socket on my 2011 Autocruise Tempo. You are meant to be able to use it to fill the fresh water tank from a water container and the last owner left the submersible pump but not the plug. I have tried the manufacturer and various dealers but had no joy so far.
    Any fresh ideas would be appreciated.
     
  2. Cal54

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    Basically it is just 2 wires. The plug is available but it is a rediculous price for what is basically little bit of plastic and 2 metal pins. I also have an Autocruise PVC and just stick the 2 wires that are on the end of the pump direct into the socket. The only down side is someone needs to hold it in place.
     
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    What kind of socket? If it looks like a sort of miniature cig lighter socket it might be this one:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-24V-U...547443?hash=item33abda5ff3:g:-hcAAOSwT5tWMkh1

    If you search eBay for "Hella 12v plug" you'll find plenty more. Or it could be:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/caravan-12v-plug-/322150974466?hash=item4b01b1c402:g:i9cAAOSwAuNW3cHQ
     
  4. scotjimland

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    I extended the cable and stuck a ciggy lighter plug on the end because the plugs are a stupid price and I had a ciggy lighter plug "in stock" (y)
     
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    Thanks @tonyidle but it isn't anything like a normal 12v plug. It is sold by one of the manufacturers of water pumps/pipes etc. it is round, approx the size of a 20p piece and just had to round copper coloured pins approx 1/2 inch long. Will try and find a pic to post.
     
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    @scotjimland has posted whilst I was typing.

    Given that the OP and myself only need the piece with the 2 pins £20 plus seems far too expensive for me!!
     
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    Being a bit of a tart, I made one for my daughter ..
    Went to a model shop and bought a couple of bits of brass tubing the diameter of the pins.
    I used a block of plastic but they could equally be mounted in a bit of wood.. Then just soldered the wires to the tubing
     
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    Mine was 2 x split pins cut to length and held in by the screws in normal small chocolate block connectors two wires in the other side Bobs yer aunt,
    Home made plug in under 5 mins, pin spacing was spot on too
    crude but effective
     
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    Many thanks for all your replies. £20 nearly gave me heart failure. Follwed Geo's idea and made a working plug in under 10 mins with bits from the garage.
    Thanks again
     
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    now you know why ... :LOL:
     
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    Hear you lot - nearly had heart attack the thought of paying out £20 you gotta be joking right ? how many thousands of £ did the van cost ?
     
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