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Old 12 May 2014, 15:32   #11
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Ohhhhh those things make me shudder, especially the cheap ones.
They don't take much current before melting and are ripe to corrode inside.
Do a proper job with genuine Anderson or good quality replicas.

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Seconded.

I've got a 12v kettle (supplied new) on a cigarette lighter plug. It set fire to the plug. It's now on croc clips.
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I use 25 amp crock clips on my Bravo HP.
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Old 12 May 2014, 18:13   #13
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Thanks every one, I would never use a cigar plug to power anything heavier than a phone charger, they are just not built to take much current.

Been to a couple of motor factors, but no joy. Got another to try but if no joy I'm going to order a few anderson connectors and change all the plugs over to them. Thanks for your help and suggestions.
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Seconded.

I've got a 12v kettle (supplied new) on a cigarette lighter plug. It set fire to the plug. It's now on croc clips.
ooh my bad sorry
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Old 13 May 2014, 02:33   #15
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Been to a couple of motor factors, but no joy. Got another to try but if no joy I'm going to order a few anderson connectors and change all the plugs over to them. Thanks for your help and suggestions.
How many do you need? I've probably got a couple of spare ones knocking around.
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How many do you need? I've probably got a couple of spare ones knocking around.
Thanks for the offer, Ribnet atits best :-). I may have a lead on the original fitting first. Will feedback if I get the part number.
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Old 13 May 2014, 12:23   #17
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+1 Anderson plugs are the way to go.
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I'd not heard of Anderson plugs, they look ideal. I've made up an extension to my Bravo lead as it was too short and used those heavy inline plugs like you get on a flymo or hedge trimmer. They work well but no idea what their rating is.

Always been a nuisance opening the bonnet and putting on the croc clips but I've just changed to an estate car with a stonking great battery fitted in the side of the boot (not something I've done, it's where the maker puts it). That is an ideal posn to make up a short heavy fused lead ending in a connector that the Bravo can connect to.

Will be so much easier to have all this in the tailgate area and suits the fact drawing into a parking space forwards so you could get all the kit out puts the battery the right end to make the most of lead length.
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bravo pump can draw more current than cig lighter adapter ...
If I'm not mistaken, the pump draws a max of 10 amps.

Marinco does a stainless 12V lighter type plug/receptable rated at 15 amps. Pricey though, at about $35 - $45 a set.

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