Unusual 12 / 24 V DC connector

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  1. ThomNorm

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    Hi everybody,

    I'm trying to work out what this is (see attached). Apologies for the low quality images - they are the best I can get. One is the empty socket and the other is with the plug inserted.
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    It is a 2 pin socket for 12 / 24 V DC (usually fit with a cigarette lighter style plug on the other end for cars / trucks), but instead of having a tip and sleeve like most do, this has two separate, insulated pins, with a moulded plug - similar (but not the same as) IEC mains plugs, infact it is the same size as C7 style sockets. One pin is square and the other is D shaped. I've searched around but to no avail - the difficulty is describing it with out getting millions of round DC connectors, or 24 V relays.

    Does anybody have an idea of what it is and if it's possible to by the plugs (the cable attached bit, which i suppose is female, but the bit you plug in)

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. shortbus

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    A lot of those type sockets are proprietary, only used by that makers in their items. So look for a plug using the items maker in the search. Some aren't even available to mere mortals. Good luck in your search.
     
  3. ThomNorm

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    Thanks shortbus :)
    I thought that might be the case, but it would be silly not to ask in case someone had seen them before
     
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  4. shortbus

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    A lot of companies do stuff like that especially when their product is similar to others, to get you to buy their accessories instead of a competitors.
     
  5. ian field

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    It may not be if you look in the right places.

    I'd try amateur radio or CB places. Its has that sort of "car or lorry" appliance look about it - Portable TVs from outlets that truckers might look in maybe.
     
  6. ArakelTheDragon

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    What I would do is replace the connector and plug with something standard.
     
  7. ThomNorm

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    Good idea - I checked and they do have similar things, much closer than I'd be able to find elsewhere, but still not the same - think it probably is proprietary

    Thanks anyway
     
  8. ThomNorm

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    I think that will be the way forward.

    Thanks everybody :)
     
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