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Old 11 September 2018, 10:13   #1
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Can anyone recommend some waterproof 12v connectors?

Not for boat but camper van use - looking for some decent 'waterproof' male/female connectors that don't cost silly marine money but click together well and are reliable. 12v and say 10 amp rating or so.
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Look up superseal connectors, can get them on eBay in few sizes. If it is only 10 amps that will do
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Can anyone recommend some waterproof 12v connectors?

OP, are these to be permanent one off connections or plug & socket type?
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or look for deutsch dt series connectors far more waterproof than superseal
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Bulgin, lemo, neutrik take your pick
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Dave - plug/socket - easily and frequently and reliably detachable. So no heat shrink and butt...
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Cheers chaps - lots of choice there - appreciated.

May as well chuck in another - similar but ideally a slimline inline two pole switch?
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Bulgin is the way to go in that case. IP68, 240v rated, 10A. Various configurations & reasonably priced.
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Do you need ip rated when unmated? That’s rare and tricky but possible...
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Bulgin connectors are if you use the caps.

http://www.bulgin.com/products/circu.../standard.html
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Bulgin is the way to go in that case. IP68, 240v rated, 10A. Various configurations & reasonably priced.
One comment to that: if the plan is to use this connector with 12V DC, then check the rating for DC voltage. I'd expect AC rating to be higher than DC rating, this would mainly be for connecting/disconnecting under load and arc-handling capabilities. Once connected, then there's no difference between AC and DC (both will heat up the connectors in the same way).

Bulgin is one of better quality manufacturers.
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I would expect there to be an isolating switch in circuit on the positive leg so not disconnecting under load, I suspect low amps anyway so shouldn't be a problem
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Used these before they're ok for price....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SP13-SP17...ar=&hash=item0
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Superseal ............


I use alway use these, the are available from 2 way to 4 way



https://www.12voltplanet.co.uk/super...SABEgKqzfD_BwE
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