I would like to put a single or double cigarette type socket over my chart table but the ones I have tried are cheap and nasty. Does anyone make a good quality one, that will stand a the damp air etc. without corroding?
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09-05-12, 09:21 #1
09-05-12, 09:46 #2
They are pretty poor things really, so for all important jobs I use Dri-plugs, outside and below. However, for the video player, phone charging etc I have a couple of cigarette sockets bought from Maplins. They have been aboard for some years now, used pretty frequently and reliably. One of them has a plastic cap that keeps some damp out.
09-05-12, 09:49 #3
I have used these both on boats and vehicles and been very pleased with them. They also sell good quality matching plugs as well. Cost a bit more than some but worth it in my opinion.
09-05-12, 10:02 #4Registered User
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The best ar Sutars these are rated to 20A. The inherent design of the cigarette lighter plug and socket is poor. If you can use another type of plug ( I use Anderson plugs) it is better, but so many devices terminate in a cigarette plug that you need a few sockets on board that will take these plugs.
09-05-12, 10:48 #5
The Hella type plugs (commonly used in trucks) are much more nicely made than the cigarette lighter variety, they don't vibrate loose, and they will take 20A. Both the plugs and sockets are available from many suppliers including Maplin.
09-05-12, 10:57 #6Registered User
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A lighter socket or two is still handy for ad-hoc devices like other people's phone chargers though.
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