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07-09-2008 11:04 AM
SCoffshore Check out a Perko Deck connector Perko Part# 1189
07-08-2008 02:24 PM
hellosailor Wombat, the biggest problem with the cigarette lighter plugs is that the design is so open to interpretation, that there are a lot of poorly made cheap parts on the market. The cheap stuff works miserably, the good stuff works quite reliably. It can take a while to learn to spot the differences: Better plating, heavier wires, dual spring clips not just one, spring loaded tip, price higher than a buck apiece.

They're easily replaced and wired up though, so if you find a good source, pick up a couple of extras and replace any junk you've got. In the US, for better or worse, they're the 12v standard connection.
07-08-2008 12:32 PM
dave6330 I'll have to see if I'm smart enough to take a photo of my socket - it's not like the one Camaraderie posted. The two connectors are slightly off-center from the plug - kind of like the eyes on a 'smily face'.

PS - I KNOW I'll regret that illustration, but it's the best I could do this Morning.



Dave
07-04-2008 08:26 AM
sailingdog TDW-

You could make a pigtail, so that all the outlets are standard, and for anything that guests bring along you could use a pigtail adapter.

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Originally Posted by tdw View Post
hmmm...maybe sidestep the cigarette plug and install some of those Hella plug/sockets instead. They look the go to me.

We do have some older design plugs and sockets on Raven but they are less than wonderful so will junk them as well.

Have to leave on cig lighter socket for the phones I guess.
07-04-2008 06:42 AM
tdw hmmm...maybe sidestep the cigarette plug and install some of those Hella plug/sockets instead. They look the go to me.

We do have some older design plugs and sockets on Raven but they are less than wonderful so will junk them as well.

Have to leave on cig lighter socket for the phones I guess.
07-03-2008 07:07 PM
camaraderie Joel...it is rated at 22amps. Here's the matched set:
Plug and Socket - 2-Pin - Chrome Plate Brass - Water Resistant* - *DC Connectors & Plugs* - *Electrical* - *Downwind Marine Inc
07-03-2008 12:34 PM
75R20 Marinco makes a nice 12volt lighter/socket and plug that mate and lock together and work very well. I would think that they could handle the 25amp load that was suggested without a problem. I got mine off Ebay for much less then WM.
No association with the company but they make good products.

Kary
#49080
07-03-2008 10:11 AM
jbondy Camaraderie - Good input. Thanks. Do you know whwere we could look at the specs of these devices? For example, as I mwentioned, I had to upgrade the plug and socket for the coffee maker to ones that could handle the 25A it is rated to draw. These things look solid, but you don't want to use them in an application that exceeds their ratings.

Dave - I'm curious to find out if this is what you are looking for.
07-03-2008 08:41 AM
camaraderie Joel...I have the female version of that plug in my cockpit and have adapted my cockpit bimini light, anchor light and search light all to that standard. I find it much better than the cigarette lighter plugs in that it provides an always solid connection and the screw thread is mechanically much better to keep moisture out. Go for it!
07-03-2008 08:40 AM
chucklesR My 12v worked just fine on Giulietta in Portugal last month, I didn't realize there is a difference.
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