Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. They have a 12 volt plug and socket circuit for most of the caravan lighting and some appliances. Whilst the car manufacturers did use pretty substantial designs that were able to withstand the heat of the cigar lighter, many of the after market designs won't, and will start to deform and melt if a cigar lighter element is plugged into them. I want to change the two pin socket for a cigar lighter socket. They do make them in other colours so you could keep identical but diffferent colurs if required. I will never recommend them as reliable power connectors.
For opening hours and specific product information, please check with the branch before visiting. They are a more flexible, lighter, plastic thatn the normal domestic built ones. You can also find bayonet sockets listed, so you can have peace of mind over your gas connection. Hi Everyone, My first post so be gentle. We still stock some obsolete parts In new condition, however these stocks can never be replenished so grab them before they're gone! Clipspec Consultations are not available in the branch.
Most caravan mains sockets etc. Towing and travelling can be made so much easier when you have the right switches, outlets, and power points. Caravan sockets for your mobile home Improving your is easier than you think. Gold These are Clipsal displays that are hosted within an electrical wholesaler, showcasing a range of our premium products - in a dedicated consumer friendly area. Electrical contractors or building companies are not bound to follow these prices and may charge more or less than the values listed. With the benefits of being heavy duty and durable, you can plug two things into your cigarette lighter at once, making long car journeys a lot easier. As it was an established feature that allowed relatively easy access to the vehicles 12v supply it was adopted by the accessories market.
But when they do move that when the quality of the electrical contact deteriorates, and resistive heating can start to occur. Box pushes into cavity and internal lugs click into position to retain box and clamp onto partition when pulled forward. Our parts range from screws and bolts to entire caravan interiors, just give our sections a browse and you can see for yourself the sheer amount of parts we can provide which grows by the day. Some inaccurate remarks on this thread. Please note that you cannot buy products through Clipsal Powerhouses.
Regards Frank I can understand why you want to change - I don't think I have ever come across and accessory that had a 12v 2 pin plug. From an engineering perspective it is an atrocious design for a power supply, and the plethora of cheap and definable interior components that have flooded the market have raised the prospect of poor electrical connections, leading to high resistance contact which in turn leads to heating, plastics will deform, and if cheap import has used the wrong plastic it could set on fire! There is not a huge difference in size but it could be significant. Friendly staff are on hand to answer your questions and some branches are open on Saturday mornings. It is a versatile socket for those that enjoy customizing their interior. I don't entirely agree with Prof though - the sockets are ok, but the plugs supplied with accessories are often low quality, with brittle earth connectors Help Chrisn, The intended purpose of the cigar type socket was for a cigar lighter that many cars had. It may depend on the age of this particular caravan. They also feature working demonstrations of our home automation solutions and Clipspec Consultations are available in the branch, by appointment.
Here you can find everything from Truma Water Acessories to Jockey Wheels. With quality products from Narva and other great brands, it is just a case of finding out which one is best for you. Hello Chrisn, I agree that the sockets used by the car industry tend to be ok, but many of aftermarket products are definitely inferior. Is it because they can get the larger size more cheaply? Bronze These Clipsal displays are hosted within an electrical wholesaler and showcase a selected range of our products. The amount of space taken up is irrelevant. Welcome to our New section! The market is flooded with these cheap poor quality products, both sockets and plugs, and as the after sales market is the most likely source for the type of conversion being discussed it is highly relevant.
Silver These Clipsal displays are also hosted within a dedicated area of an electrical wholesaler and showcase a range of our premium products. . John M It would be interesting to know why Bailey have generally continued with the larger, domestic size wall sockets rather than moving over to the smaller sizes that have been adopted by most brands for a good 10 years. Remove the hassle by having the perfect connectors, chargers, electrical plugs, and other parts for your electronic accessories. However, Clipsal make these sockets primarily for domstic use, it's just that caravan manufacturers took a liking to them. I have only just replaced 2 on a 1988 caravan, that is proof of quality.
Mechanically the design uses a spring loaded centre pin, and I have come across several accessories that jack them selves out of proper engagement in the socket. Whether you want to upgrade your external supply point, change the plug sockets inside or get a that plugs into your cigarette lighter, you can find them all here. Suitable for 1 - 10 mm thickness. Have they an engineering reason for sticking with the big size? Most caravans these days have two electric power circuits. Surface mounting box currently unavailable for this item. The explosion of 12v car accessories has led to a dramatic rise in cheap after market sockets and as most plug in accessories use no more than a couple of amps their is usually no great problem for the sockets, but plug in some cheap and from my experience not so cheap plugs and quite often they don't make a reliable contact, and I hand noticed how warm some plugs feel when I have removed them. There are plenty of dark coloured grey, black standard size sockets around which might be a straight swap for your existing stuff.