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Hi Guys
Had a look around the local car shops and asked about the DIN sockets got
looks like what is that O yea Ok lets see. No dont have one , only
ambulances and fire services use those kind of things. Is the DIN socket one
socket like thye cig lighter or can you get multipy ones, like what im
after.
John C
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John,
DIN stands for 'deutsch industrie norm', which is a German
engineering standard. There are DIN plugs for stereo systems, towing
sockets and all kinds of electrical gear. You need to get a picture,
or better description of the plug you need. Just refering to DIN plugs
is only OK if the guy that you're asking has a clue, if you were in a
stereo shop they would know you were talking about the stereo ones.
Regards, Clive.
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Thanks Gareth and Clive.
So a DIN socket for the cruiser is just like the cig lighter socket YES.
My problem was that the splitter for the cig lighter kept melting, so if I
buy the three way DIN socket and connect it directly to the battery it would
be fine YES. Or could I use one of the splitters I have and use stronger
cable and would that do or is that no good.
john C
92HDJ 80 1HDT Ireland
 
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The three way splitter is limited to 8 amps, thats 96 watts. What are
you trying to run? You may be better of running a separate, fused
supply and using heavier plugs and sockets. From memory there was an
article about this on the Danamotors web page.
Regards, Clive.
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John, if my memory serves me well I seem to recall on the LCOOL technical pages they have a site for vehicle upgrades. One of the articles relates to the fitting of multiple DIN sockets in the load carrying area, a popular mod for those of us who have fridges.
You will have to calculate the total current load for all your accessories - add a safety margin - say 25% - determine the correct wiring size, i.e. the number and size of strands that make up the wire - the site I have given you shows all this. You may need 2 or 3 connectors.
Good luck - don't fry your brains or your electrics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gareth.
 
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Hi Clive
I want to run a small fridge, a dvd with two screens, a speed camera
detector. I know the dvd and the detector run ok seperatly in the cig
lighter, but not sure about the fridge. Its just funny to me when I put all
in the splitter it melts at the plug every time but yet does not blow a
fuse.
John C
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John,
Have a look at the data plates on them and see what the wattage
of each one is.
Regards, Clive.
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Gereth will you stop with the tech stuff my grey matter is turning black
and the smoke coming out of my ears is quite bad. Sure I dont know the first
or second or third thing about auto electrics with the amps, volts, power
from , power needed etc etc. All I know is that the plug keeps melting and
my littler toys wont work altogether. I remember that someone told me I was
trying to take too much power from the cig socket and /or the splitter was
poor quality. A DIN was the way to go and hook it up to the battery and all
will be fine. Its not that easy is it, I should have known, DAME DAME DAME.
John C
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'Dame, dame, dame? My sentiments entirely but damm, damm, damm is
probably more apt.
Regards, Clive.
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Hi clive
The fridge is 5amps the dvd is 3 amps, the screens are 10 watts each the
dector dont know.
John C
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So you are over the limit for these plugs. You need something with a
bit more capacity. The cigar socket itself is probably OK, in your
manual it may tell you you can run accessories up to a certain wattage
from it. The plugs and extentions are probably not so good. I had an
Audi once and you could run 200 watts from the socket.
Just in case you have a faulty appliance, try running them one at a time.
Regards, Clive.
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Thanks Julian
I am getting an idea of what is what I think.
John C
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John wrote -
lIts just funny to me when I put all in the splitter it melts at the plug every time but yet does not blow a fuse...............
Simple answer - the fuse has too high a rating. A fuse rated at a continuos 20 amps connected to a wire / connector rated at 5 amps - guess which fails.
Come on John - we will have sorted out. You will be on 3 phase star / delta motor connections in next to no time !!
Gareth.
 
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Or the wiring in the plug with the splitter on is suspect, may be too
thin and heating up, or maybe a bad connection that is arcing and
heating up. Check the wiring and see if it is 'proper'.
Regards, Clive.
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uos 20 amps connected to a wire / connector rated at 5 amps - guess which fails.
ta motor connections in next to no time !!
 
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Hi Clive
If the power output from the three socket is 15 amps , what is the power
from the battery. Is it possible to get more power from the Din socket and
if so how.
John C
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Hi Clive
I checked the cig socket as only I can it seems fine and will power one of
the toys but not all. I have bought the splitters in the UK twice and
different ones, I have even had ones sent from HONG KONG, bought on ebay. I
have bought splitter here aswell and they all melted. All I know is the cig
lighter will heat up like it should and it will power some things but not
all at once. So it would seem the cig socket is OK is it not.
John C
92HDJ 80 1HDT Ireland
 
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