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    Default 2 pin waterproof plug and socket, what are they called?

    I am looking for a 2 pin socket and plug so I can disconnect my solar panel when underway. The boat already has some fitted in the cockpit for connecting the tiller pilot and stern light, there are also a couple in the deck by the mast for nav lights up the mast. These are round, metal cased with plastic inserts and are push fit with an outer screw down collar to secure the plug onto the socket. Can someone tell me what they are called please so I can search for one online, sorry I don't have a picture of my existing ones but hopefully I have described them well enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bower15 View Post
    I am looking for a 2 pin socket and plug so I can disconnect my solar panel when underway. The boat already has some fitted in the cockpit for connecting the tiller pilot and stern light, there are also a couple in the deck by the mast for nav lights up the mast. These are round, metal cased with plastic inserts and are push fit with an outer screw down collar to secure the plug onto the socket. Can someone tell me what they are called please so I can search for one online, sorry I don't have a picture of my existing ones but hopefully I have described them well enough
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    Driplugs are waht I would use but ithink what you describe are just called deck plugs. Maybe Bulgin plugs

    http://www.driplug.com/

    http://www.reliancemarine.com/Produc...Q540/View.aspx just as an example but avaialble at most chandlers

    http://www.bulgin.co.uk/

    Sorry not as clever as PVB .. just quicker
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bower15 View Post
    Can someone tell me what they are called please so I can search for one online...
    Strangely, they're called waterproof plugs and sockets. Try http://lmgtfy.com/?q=boat+waterproof+plug+socket for instance.

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    Default Plug and socket

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3207176586...#ht_1974wt_998
    You will get one here, use a 3 pin then you won't get the polarity wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BERT T View Post
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3207176586...#ht_1974wt_998
    You will get one here, use a 3 pin then you won't get the polarity wrong.
    But remember one of the pins may well be connected to the outer casing via the grub screw that holds it all together.

    Dont use that pin as a positive connection.

    I think the two pin one I still have in use ( all the others are Driplugs) is non reversible having different sized pins ..cant be sure as its not on a polarity critical piece of equipment.

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    Thanks guys, for some reason I was searching for 12v connectors and finding lots of stuff for motor bikes. The ones I have already are not chrome, is chrome suitable for use in the cockpit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bower15 View Post
    Thanks guys, for some reason I was searching for 12v connectors and finding lots of stuff for motor bikes. The ones I have already are not chrome, is chrome suitable for use in the cockpit?
    I think the one I have is chromium plated ( on brass). You used to be able to get them nickel plated IIRC.

    Chaged all mine, bar one, to to Driplugs many years ago.

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    Default Deck socket

    Google is a good seach engine if you need to find stuff? Just type in what you want, waterproof deck socket

    http://www.force4.co.uk/1058/Force-4...---Socket.html


    If this one isn't the right one, there are others on the same page which might suite.

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    They're called "These" plugs. I know this as I went into my local chandlers with an example of what I wanted, and asked for one of "These" plugs, and got I what I wanted

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