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Post by ArtNuevo on Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:52 pm

Hi,
We are now the owners of a Nuevo (2008) Really pleased with it so far and have a couple of mods to do, and this is where I am looking for a bit of advice if possible please. I have just fitted a tv bracket in the roller cupboard above the fridge. At the base of the cupboard I have 3 sockets. 2 are 3 pin plug and 1 is a 12v two pin socket (which I have never seen before) with an aerial plug. I would like to change this one for a combined 12v cigar lighter and aerial socket.  My question is before I go down the trial and error route, does anyone know if there is a aftermarket socket that fits. Ie a straight replacement that means I can keep the fascia panel so they still all match.
Thanks in advance. 
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Post by Paulmold on Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:01 pm

Just get an adaptor..


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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:56 pm

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Post by -mojo- on Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:05 pm

An adaptor may be a quick and easy solution.

But if you want to put in a matching fitting, you will ~probably~ find that the fittings are by Clipsal. If you search, for example, on Ebay for that term you are likely to find fittings that match, though there seems to be quite a lot of variation in what was fitted from the factory (e.g. some Nuevos seem to have beige/cream Clipsal fittings while others have chrome/black ones).

Although the CBE (and CBE-like) fittings that Ploughlin mentioned won't visibly match the Clipsals, I took out the black/chrome Clipsal fittings from our Trooper and replaced them with CBE, as they are much neater and more compact.


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Post by ArtNuevo on Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:19 pm

Hi Paulmold, was looking for something more permanent as per Ploughlin photo, thanks Ploughlin. I have seen these and was wondering if they would be a direct fit so could still keep the fascia. However as Mojo has pointed out the Nuevo ones are a clipsal socket. So if cannot get a direct replacement from clipsal will replace all as per Mojo. Mojo when you replaced yours were the CBE fittings a direct swap. Did the fit the same aperture ?
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Post by safariboy on Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:44 pm

CAK tanks are a good source as their range is good.
I have had both types of socket and would not go for the coax (lighter)  type given a choice, the spade type seem to be a more secure fit.
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Post by -mojo- on Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:36 am

ArtNuevo wrote:Mojo when you replaced yours were the CBE fittings a direct swap. Did the fit the same aperture ?
No, sorry. On the Trooper there's a Sargent control panel which is supplied with the PSU2005 system, and this is fitted with a surround that exactly matches a CBE 3-unit cluster, so I made up a black Perspex back panel and fitted it next to the Sargent panel.

It's a bit of a pain to have to make up an infill panel, but the compensation is that you can fit 3 standard CBE fittings in the same space as a 2-gang Clipsal, so I had one mains socket, one 2-channel battery voltage display and one 2-socket USB power supply in place of the rather bulky and ugly (IMO) Clipsals.
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Post by crosgor on Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:49 am

You need space behind the socket as the automotive plug is a lot longer too.


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Post by -mojo- on Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:38 pm

That's a point worth noting - each of the 3 units I added were relatively shallow - a cigar lighter/Hella connector will be significantly deeper behind the panel.
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Post by ArtNuevo on Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:30 pm

Thanks for the replies all. I reckon that I should have enough depth behind for a cigarette lighter socket but understand may need to modify the aperture. Cannot find a clipsal cigarette socket so think it will have to be replace all with the CBE sockets. They also as mojo said look at bit more modern.
Thanks for the help.
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Post by -mojo- on Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:34 pm

Also it's worth being aware that the CBE-like product called C-line is very closely compatible, but the colours do not match exactly, so a dark grey CBE will not quite match with a dark grey C-line - though the difference is not huge. Quite a few sellers seem to sell C-line as if they were made by CBE...
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Post by Johno on Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:50 am

W4 products make a 12 volt 2 pin plug to car cigarette lighter socket adaptor which may possibly solve your problem without the need to change any sockets.

The adaptors are readily available from the W4 website or Ebay.

Hope this helps cheers John up!
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