16A 90 Degree Power Socket

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16A 90 Degree Power Socket

Post by Molly Motorhome on Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:31 pm

Does anyone know where I could source the following or similar?

I need to connect my power before driving the van into the garage and standard socket and cable makes the van too wide to fit through the garage door.

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Re: 16A 90 Degree Power Socket

Post by -mojo- on Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:48 pm

I've never seen one quite like that before! The trend these days seems to be for the right-angled part to be surface-mount, and all the in-line ones straight - but that doesn't help you a lot...

If you're not already aware, these plugs/sockets are commonly called "Commando Plugs" in the electrical trade, as Commando is the name of MK's range of products. Technically they are actually IEC 60309 or BS 4343 plugs and sockets. One further (possibly) relevant detail: MK use the term "connector" rather than "socket" to describe an in-line socket.

If none of the above (plus your favourite internet search engine) turns up a suitable product, I ~think~ that there is a make of motorhome panel-mounted socket which is recessed more into the side of the van and angled downwards, but I've never seen one of those in real-world use either.
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Re: 16A 90 Degree Power Socket

Post by roli on Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:33 pm

Couple of options---  CPC/Farnell. or Screwfix have a look on their websites

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Re: 16A 90 Degree Power Socket

Post by Molly Motorhome on Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:18 pm

Thank you for the suggestions but drawn a blank.

Does anyone know where you can get the rectangular sockets with a bottom cable entry that they use at the exhibition shows?

I've also e-mailed the supplier in New Zealand and asked then for a part number of the socket and/or the cost of getting the socket from them, probably two shillings for the socket and 20 squid carriage!

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Re: 16A 90 Degree Power Socket

Post by Molly Motorhome on Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:14 pm

Hi PB,

Any of these in socket format would be good but that's where I'm finding the problem.

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Re: 16A 90 Degree Power Socket

Post by peugeotboxer on Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:34 pm

Sorry, but your photo showed a plug....thought that's what you were after?

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Re: 16A 90 Degree Power Socket

Post by -mojo- on Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:13 am

peugeotboxer wrote:Sorry, but your photo showed a plug....thought that's what you were after?
No - if you look carefully you will see that it has a flap on it. The part that goes into the side of the van is a socket (aka a connector or coupler), and the part that goes into the service point post is a plug.
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Re: 16A 90 Degree Power Socket

Post by Molly Motorhome on Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:03 am

Hi Mojo, cheers for the explanation.

Just a quick update, I've found one http://www.svb24.nl/nl/cee-shore-power-plugs-and-connectors.html item 'D' look the ticket.

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Re: 16A 90 Degree Power Socket

Post by peugeotboxer on Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:07 pm

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Re: 16A 90 Degree Power Socket

Post by Molly Motorhome on Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:21 pm

Hi PB,

Thank you for the link.

Kind regards

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Re: 16A 90 Degree Power Socket

Post by peugeotboxer on Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:29 pm

Molly Motorhome wrote:Hi PB,

Thank you for the link.

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 Sorry Charles, I called you mojo instead of 'molly'.......apologies

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