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05-14-2013 04:28 PM
SlowButSteady
Re: 12V Connectors

You can also wrap the connector(s) in self-sealing silicon tape (e.g., Rescue Tape).
05-14-2013 01:44 PM
asdf38
Re: 12V Connectors

Grease is a good idea (No-ox-id is what I've seen recommended).

Also, not sure if it works well or not but I've used butyl tape under shrink tubing and in other electrical places I was hoping to seal up.
05-14-2013 01:41 PM
Minnewaska
Re: 12V Connectors

All the best. Get some di-electric grease and put some inside the socket to prevent/dissuade corrosion.
05-14-2013 10:52 AM
tibtib
Re: 12V Connectors

UPDATE:

After a little research, I found that the "automotive" connectors are known as "SAE Connectors". They are commonly sold with 10ga pigtails, and I will install a few of them to see how they work out. There is also a panel-mount connector available: SAE Panel Mount Connector :: Aerostich/RiderWearHouse Motorcycle Jackets, Suits, Clothing, & Gear . As usual, Google can provide plenty of information and sources.
05-13-2013 09:13 PM
Brent Swain
Re: 12V Connectors

The ones shown from the auto parts store corrode out, internally , and there is no way to repair them Tried them, for a while. Switched to Sea Dog plugs .Much better. They can be repaired
05-13-2013 08:51 PM
CaptainForce
Re: 12V Connectors

I like rhr1956's answer, but I often use Radio Shack part # 23-444 for items that use awg wire size 12 or 14.
05-13-2013 08:42 PM
KarlP
Re: 12V Connectors

If you want duplex and they will usually be connected, the Delphi Weatherproof car connectors appear to be inexpensive, fairly well sealed, and secure.
05-12-2013 03:14 PM
Maine Sail
Re: 12V Connectors

You can always use solar MC-4 connectors as they are IP68 rated and capable of 20A...

Terminating Solar MC-4 Connectors (LINK)
05-12-2013 02:13 PM
MarioG
Re: 12V Connectors

I use the Anderson connectors at the boat yard and have yet to see any corrosion develop.
05-12-2013 02:06 PM
hellosailor
Re: 12V Connectors

Well, there is a standard. Every gizmo with a wall wart uses one of those damned coaxial power plugs, and there are some specs about which size plug to use with different voltages and wattages. So if you don't mind wiring up the plug and socket and the soldering nuisance...coaxial power plugs, wallwart style. Power on the plug, device on the socket, which is probably going to be reversed from what you'd want on a boat.

The "super" USB3 standard might also work, that's designed for higher voltages and power IIRC. (IF)
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