Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-05-2011, 11:45 AM   #21
Mostly Harmless
 
thehamguy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 835
Can you post a photo of the power jacks? I was thinking they might be something like Molex connectors, perhaps. With a photo in hand you might try either Radio Shack or an electronics supply house to see if they can ID them.
__________________

__________________
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!
Lee, WU0V, and Courtenay, N0ZDT
2011 Rockwood A128
2000 Silverado 1500 pickup
60W solar system
2000W inverter generator
thehamguy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 12:51 AM   #22
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 83
power jacks

I went to Jaycar electronics store here in Melbourne (Australia) I took the socket from the dome light with me. The plug is a 6.5mm mono plug that is really designed for stereo systems rather than power supply as the guy at store said there is a good chance you can blow a fuse just plugging the plug into the power jack for use and there are only for light/low 12V draw loads. I bought 3 anyway and will fit one to a spiral type lead that has a cigarette lighter socket fitted to the other end. It may be handy. I will keep the other two as spares for 'whatever' accessories down the track. I will get myself a couple of sets of blade fuses for the converter tomorrow as well just in case. Thanks for looking at the issue. I will fit an external double cigarette socket to the external walls soon and one inside the van too which could be handy I believe.
__________________

__________________
goody59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 11:06 AM   #23
Mostly Harmless
 
thehamguy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 835
Glad you got that sorted. Have you tried plugging one of them in yet? What the guy said about possibly blowing a fuse just plugging it in does make a bit of sense. For a brief second as the plug goes in it might bridge the plus and minus terminals inside the jack and cause a short. If that happens, maybe you can find a slow-blow fuse that will work.
__________________
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!
Lee, WU0V, and Courtenay, N0ZDT
2011 Rockwood A128
2000 Silverado 1500 pickup
60W solar system
2000W inverter generator
thehamguy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2011, 06:50 AM   #24
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 83
I haven't tried it yet, I just have the male jacks to make up power connections if needed. I will make up a male jack lead to a LED light for over the bed and maybe one with a cigarette type socket to use for 12V appliances I may use.
__________________
goody59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2011, 01:05 PM   #25
Canadian Camper
 
gygagnon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: St Eustache, Qc, Canada
Posts: 30
The jacks your are looking at are typically used to plug in Bunk Light/Fans.

See here
RV Fan/Bunk Lights, Brackets, Reflectors & Accessories

This is a better link.
http://www.commandelectronics.com/li...roductInfo.pdf

AS a matter of fact my trailer did not have these so I added the jacks to the light fixtures to be able to use the bunk lights.

Look them up on eBay they can be had for reasonable price and I find them extremely practical.
__________________

__________________
gygagnon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
a-frame

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:11 PM.