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PostSubject: X250 cab socket upgrade   X250 cab socket upgrade EmptyWed 20 Aug 2014 - 7:39

The reason for the change is that 12 volt plugs usually keep coming out of contact over bumps causing loss of power to sat navs/ chargers etc without you realising until it proves inconvenient.
These twist lock sockets prevent this 
Pictures a bit out of sequence as I've already fitted the new sockets.
First remove the rubber seat for the ashtray cup holder. Then remove the T25 torqs screw.
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The whole switch panel then pulls up on the front edge nearest you and out towards you.
The pair of original connectors have a seperate small +ve wire for illumination of the cigarette lighter socket, this wont be needed so cut off and tape back.
The large yellow +ve requires a blue female 6.3mm spade and the -ve black a red 6.3mm 
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PostSubject: Re: X250 cab socket upgrade   X250 cab socket upgrade EmptyWed 20 Aug 2014 - 12:06

Hi, Do you have any Photo's showing how to install a second battery, only I have been thinking of adding another 100 amp battery but it will have to go in the garage which is about 8 to 10 feet away from the original leisure battery ?
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PostSubject: Re: X250 cab socket upgrade   X250 cab socket upgrade EmptyWed 20 Aug 2014 - 12:16

No
If you are going to mount them remote from each other then you will need an inline fuse in the +ve at both ends and protect the cable from mechanical damage
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PostSubject: Re: X250 cab socket upgrade   X250 cab socket upgrade EmptyWed 20 Aug 2014 - 17:01

Do you know where I can calculate the cable and fuse size and purchase the equipment from? Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: X250 cab socket upgrade   X250 cab socket upgrade EmptyWed 20 Aug 2014 - 17:16

What is the likely load on your batteries?
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PostSubject: Re: X250 cab socket upgrade   X250 cab socket upgrade EmptyWed 20 Aug 2014 - 17:33

Not really sure, just general lighting and water pump,  as we normally try to use sites with hook-up, the fridge freezer is on 12 volt only when travelling

Have you noticed the time stamp is 1 hour ahead
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PostSubject: Re: X250 cab socket upgrade   X250 cab socket upgrade EmptyWed 20 Aug 2014 - 17:39

Well if you are not hammering them with an inverter then 30 amp is plenty
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6mm cable is a good robust size and will reduce volt drop

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PostSubject: Re: X250 cab socket upgrade   X250 cab socket upgrade EmptyWed 20 Aug 2014 - 18:44

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Have you noticed the time stamp is 1 hour ahead
Should be OK now, you can set this yourself in your profile, you had yours set to GMT +1 hour
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PostSubject: Re: X250 cab socket upgrade   X250 cab socket upgrade EmptyThu 21 Aug 2014 - 10:10

Thanks to you both, very very helpful links to electrical supplies

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