How to wire 12 volt cigarette lighter fitting - Motorhome Forums, Motorhome Discussion, Motorhome Chat

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 31-07-2009, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 8
How to wire 12 volt cigarette lighter fitting

Hello all, We are new to motorhoming. We want to fit a cigarette lighter type plug to an external submersible water pump. Please can someone tell me how you wire the cigarette lighter type plug? Thanks in advance.
rothierovers is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 31-07-2009, 07:08 PM
Senior Member
 
spykal's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: I live in a world of my own ( Worcs)
My Motorhome: Autocruise Starburst
Posts: 14,281
Personal Aire
Hi

The twin wire from the pump should have a black wire (-) and a Red wire ( +).

The red wire ( +) should go to the center connection of the cigar lighter plug and the black wire (-) should go to the side connections of the plug. Most plugs use soldered connections.

If you get it wrong the pump will rotate in the wrong direction and although it may not be damaged it most likely will not pump any water

Do use a cigar plug with an integral fuse.

Mike

Mike
When confronted by a problem, you can solve it easily by reducing it to the question, "How would the Lone Ranger have handled this?"
spykal is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 19-11-2010, 06:59 PM
JWW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belfast
My Motorhome: TEC Freetec 708Ti
Posts: 1,940
Quote:
Originally Posted by spykal
Hi

The twin wire from the pump should have a black wire (-) and a Red wire ( +).

The red wire ( +) should go to the center connection of the cigar lighter plug and the black wire (-) should go to the side connections of the plug. Most plugs use soldered connections.

Mike
Hi Spykal

I know this is an old topic but I'm in need of a bit more help here!

My wires are blue/brown - I guess this is the black/red combo - brown to centre and blue to side connection.

I'll need to find someone with a soldering gun, but when you say the black wire should go to the side connections, should it be soldered to the clip/spring thing that holds the plug in the socket?

Thanks.
JWW is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 19-11-2010, 07:07 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Clevedon, Somerset
Posts: 2,942
I think if you need to ask how to wire in a socket You need to call in a professional, may stop a burn

Loddy
loddy is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 19-11-2010, 07:57 PM
Senior Member
 
Techno100's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Leeds up North
Posts: 8,125
Quote:
but when you say the black wire should go to the side connections, should it be soldered to the clip/spring thing that holds the plug in the socket?

Thanks.
yes

Andy
My Aire galleries HERE
Use of the tab will get you more answers

Excusez-moi si mon message est perdu dans la traduction
Techno100 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 19-11-2010, 08:09 PM
JWW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belfast
My Motorhome: TEC Freetec 708Ti
Posts: 1,940
Thanks Loddy and Techno - yes, I'll be passing the job to someone who has a soldering iron - and presumably knows how to use it!
JWW is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Motorhome Forums, Motorhome Discussion, Motorhome Chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1