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Re: 12V Connectors
For our fresh water pump, we have spade connectors that plug into a block that is permanently secured to the wall next to it. Permanent power comes into the block. The pump can be easily removed by slipping the spade out of the block.
I haven't done this yet, but I've often thought of coating the spades with the grease that you put on battery terminals to prevent corrosion. It doesn't take much, but if the spades corrode, you have to replace them.
The other downside is one of the connections seems to be getting loose in the block and could just fall out. Still, its worked well for 8 years. If it redo it, I may change the spade terminal block out for a ring terminal block. More secure, just about as easy to manage.
p.s. If I were going to use one of those plug connectors, I would load it up with electric grease. Just like trailer connectors, they seems to corrode and are impossible to clean up when they do.
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Last edited by Minnewaska; 05-11-2013 at 10:42 AM.