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rockster57



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Weatherproof 12v Plugs and Sockets

I’m wanting to build a roof rack wiring loom to feed 12v power to driving lights and various camping lights and power points on the rack itself. I’m looking for help finding a source of some weatherproof plugs and sockets for the project. My idea is to have a type of fixed bulkhead type socket mounted on the rear vertical surface of the roof above the gutter. When the roof rack is mounted it’s loom will simply plug into the socket/s and the reverse when I need to remove the rack. Any pointers please?

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rallysteve



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United Kingdom 2003 Defender 110 Td5 DCPU Chawton White

ITT Cannon Trident connectors. Not cheap though!

Steve 02' 110 TD5 Double Cab

Post #669483 7th Dec 2017 7:50am
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ChrisCM



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 SW Santorini Black

I’m looking for something similar, I took the cable out, via a marine cable gland in the rear panel, for my solar panel and used an amp seal connector to the panel. However I think these are a bit insubstantial and a pig to wire so I too am looking for a quality, in line connector.

For your application, suggest you look at DriPlug marine connectors, there are quite a few different types, up to 8 way, and a decent current rating as well.

http://www.ecs-marine-equipment.co.uk/mari...23520.html

Chris 2010 Defender 110 Station Wagon, Santorini Black.

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dorsetsmith



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United Kingdom 2003 Defender 90 Td5 HT Caledonian Blue

or http://www.mobilecentre.co.uk/index.php?ma...cts_id=701 pickup 90 TD5 2006

HT 90 TD5 2003

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smb



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Santorini Black

Try https://www.12voltplanet.co.uk and if you type in the code "nldec17" you may get a 10% discount ----------------------------------------------------------
2010 110csw 2.4, 2000 Disco td5, 1948 Series 1 80", 1950 Series 1 80"

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miker



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United Kingdom 1999 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Rioja Red

I'd probably use XLR4 or (Mis)use a powercon or speakon connector from neutrik.

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rockster57



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That’s a great response. I’ll check out all those suggestions when I get home from work. Thank you everyone. Thumbs Up

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PaulMc



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United Kingdom 1989 Defender 110 2.5 TD HT Arles Blue

The Bulgin Buccaneer range of connectors are my recommendation, see my post here -

http://www.defender2.net/forum/post449301.html#449301 Paul.
1989 Arles Blue 2.5TD 110 Hardtop
1999 Epsom Green Discovery II 4.0 V8i 'XS'

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blackwolf



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And mine! Good value too.

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