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Kelby

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Just picked up a 2nd hand UEV 345 and trying to work it all out. Can someone please explain these 12 volt outlets that are on the outside and inside of the front nose cone.

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William the Conqueror

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They are for a plug called a "Merritt" plug.

They are supposed to be able to take higher amperage than an ordinary cigarette plug and also a much better fit.

Hopefully this is what you wanted to know?

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Kelby

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Cheers Anthony. Super cheap here I come.
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If you want to get the best out of the Merritt Plug, buy something of quality.

There are plastic versions which adapt from a Merritt into a cigarette style (or visa versa). These really are rubbish.

Chase something that has a good pedigree like Narva etc.

The more metal tabs around the circumference of the plug the better (better current transfer - less voltage drop etc).

They are also known as Merit plugs. If you google them and look at the images, you will see what I mean about the metal tabs.

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I got a Narva one from Super Cheap. Not worth it as it does hold in the socket as well as the one that came with the Korr lights. It will be worth it to invest in marine grade male plugs or change the females to standard outlets on the camper. Thanks for the heads up.
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I would say that the plug in the trailer is not a Narva which is why it doesn't match well.

In saying that, I pulled all of mine out on my first trailer due to a faulty one and also to seal around them with the Black Death (sikaflex 227) in the process.

I needed up replacing them all because they had been sealed with heat shrink and I could not get to the wiring to fix the fault.

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G'day Kelby,
These plugs are generally used to power the LED light strips that come with the UEVs.  However, they can be used to power all sorts of things. 

All the best, Filbee56

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In the States we commonly refer to these as a BMW plug as they are fitted on that brands motorcycles, basically a European version of the lousy American 12 V cigarette plug. I order my plugs and accessories from http://www.powerlet.com , they have pretty much everything you might need and are of high quality.
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