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Old 22-09-2015, 07:17   #1
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Pls help Identify this electrical receptacle

Hello, could anyone identify what this plug is for? It was installed on my Dufour 34 P, 2006, in the engine control panel in the cockpit. It has a metal cap with a hole at the end, which unscrews to reveal a three prong receptacle. Attached are two photos found on-line of similar Dufour 34's (both in the EU) with the same adaptor.

Very curious as to what it is for. Thanks.
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Old 22-09-2015, 07:39   #2
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I have seen these before, looks like a plug in for a remote for the windlass.

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Thanks Typhoon, I think you may be right (and would be great to have the option to handle the windlass from the cockpit, one less task for the wife!). I will check it this weekend.
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how about tracing the wires out and see where they go. home depot sells a pulsar. you connect it to one end and there is a wand. you trace the wires out with the wand and follow them to their ends
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Re: Pls help Identify this electrical receptacle

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Hello, could anyone identify what this plug is for? It was installed on my Dufour 34 P, 2006, in the engine control panel in the cockpit. It has a metal cap with a hole at the end, which unscrews to reveal a three prong receptacle. Attached are two photos found on-line of similar Dufour 34's (both in the EU) with the same adaptor.

Very curious as to what it is for. Thanks.
Plug for tiller pilot?
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, B-to.
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Old 22-09-2015, 09:01   #8
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Looks similar to my old Raymarine remote (wired) autopilot controller.
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Old 22-09-2015, 09:17   #10
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My deduction it is the recepticle for the autotiller as it's sitting right next to the control head and 3 pin is Batt+ Batt- and data.
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The plug is a standard 12V plug much used in Europe (Netherlands). It's to be used for the task you buy it for. Suggestion (1x minus and 2 times positive).
You can measure if there's power on it.
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European 12 volt plug
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Looks identical to my old Lofrans Tigres anchor remote. I had to replace mine (and the remote control unit) when the contacts at the back corroded.
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Re: Pls help Identify this electrical receptacle

The pic on the left looks like it might have been for a remote VHF mike, especially since the thing next to it looks like a mike holder. The other pic on the right could be a windlass or autopilot or?
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Old 22-09-2015, 15:31   #15
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Re: Pls help Identify this electrical receptacle

You can buy either 2 pin, or 3 pin versions at most chandlers. As stated, it is almost a universal plug and socket arrangement that may have been wired by a manufacturer (Dufour in your case) or by someone as an aftermarket accessory.
You will have to trace the wires to resolve the function.
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