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Old 07-02-2014, 11:09   #16
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Re: Wiring a DC Outlet Socket

May be kinda not on topic but arent these for single item exterior use predominantly? It would seem most 12 v accessories use the standard cigarette lighter type sockets that sure arent so expensive. Also you would need to buy the male plug for anything you might plug into it. I always pictured and used these style plugs for stuff like tillerpilots and stuff that takes direct water exposure on a regular basis.
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This is DC, there is no neutral just positive and negative.
You are absolutely SPOT ON.... There is no neutral in "Washington DC"

How the heck would the Swiss wire this????
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Re: Wiring a DC Outlet Socket

If you look closely, the posts are marked L and N, its not easy to see, but they are still the best plugs I have come across !
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Re: Wiring a DC Outlet Socket

Pins are the same size, and I know that these are waterproof connections, but they just look neater than the cigarette type of connector, and more secure.
When googling for an answer yesterday, I came across a canal boat forum where they indicated positive to the right when looking at the socket, so I'll go with that, plus easy to remember, as HappyMdRSailor says, Red = Right
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Pins are the same size, and I know that these are waterproof connections, but they just look neater than the cigarette type of connector, and more secure.
When googling for an answer yesterday, I came across a canal boat forum where they indicated positive to the right when looking at the socket, so I'll go with that, plus easy to remember, as HappyMdRSailor says, Red = Right
Awesome!

Thank god the convention for neg is usually black/brown..... If it was green... I would have a hard time wiring red to starboard....

Thanks for the canal boat research and update
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Well if you think of the face as the front of the outlet that will also help for memorization
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If you look closely, the posts are marked L and N, its not easy to see, but they are still the best plugs I have come across !
You were absolutely correct. The first package I opened, I could not see any marking on the socket, but the second one, with the aid of a magnifying glass and a bright light, could just make out a L and a N.
And if the socket is installed with the makers name the correct way up, then the L is on the right when seen from the front
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You were absolutely correct. The first package I opened, I could not see any marking on the socket, but the second one, with the aid of a magnifying glass and a bright light, could just make out a L and a N.
And if the socket is installed with the makers name the correct way up, then the L is on the right when seen from the front
Talk about luck!!!

That coin toss "almost" had us wiring these backwards...

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Those look great


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