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Subject Topic: how to wire the 2nd plug on the car Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by tony simpson29/9/2007 at 12:04pm
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Hi can someone tell me how to wire the 2nd plug on the car please so I can charge the caravan up on our journeys thanks tony


Message posted by arc systems29/9/2007 at 1:03pm
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Some useful diagrams and other info here 

Well worth following the advice regarding using the spare brown wire on pin 5 as an extra fridge earth for post 98 wiring


Message posted by timtheenchanter29/9/2007 at 4:16pm
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On the same vein, does anyone kow if the smart relays are any good,
Im looking at adding the S socket to my car, and just having to run one wire from the battery seems like an easier way than using relays.

its this one

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thank you

Message posted by arc systems29/9/2007 at 5:33pm
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The smartcom does not have the best reputation, mainly I understand because it tend to be very sensitive and or hard to set up correctly, however it and other makes are the best way to go.

Tow-it-all who I linked to above for diagrams sell all this stuff and the diagrams refer specifically to what they sell. They also give good advice over the phone to help you, especially if you buy from them!!


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Message posted by JohnG29/9/2007 at 7:18pm
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I fitted a smartcom type of relay and the fridge was still on 30min after the ignition was switched off so now again I use the mechanical relay that requires the wiring of a trigger from the car ignition as well as the other wires

I have met/helped several people on rallies with problems with voltage sensing relays but I have heard of late that they have improved

40A Relay for Automotive Applications 

 



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Message posted by timtheenchanter29/9/2007 at 9:18pm
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Thanks, I can wire it up, just looking for an easier way to do it.

Presumably the fridge kept running till the battery voltage had settled.

I`ll have a dig around, Ill already have most of the bits


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