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Can I use a normal plug and iPhone charger in my campervan plug socket or do I need a special plug adaptor as itís a 12 v system. Thanks
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Can I use a normal plug and iPhone charger in my campervan plug socket or do I need a special plug adaptor as itís a 12 v system. Thanks
You need a cigarette lighter plug there will be a socket in the cab.

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So many unanswered questions Colin. Is it a mains charger or a 12v one. Does you van have 240v outlets as well as 12v ones. Is it for when you travelling or camped and plugged in to power?

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He says his system uses 12v and uses normal plugs. I assume that means normal 12v sockets into which a normal 12v cigarette lighter type plug fits.
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Thats it Alan we assume. Most vans have mains available when plugged in. Need more of the diagnosis.

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I don't think phones have been sold with dedicated chargers for some years now. I think that it was an EU directive to save waste. You get a USB lead and (sometimes) an ordinary plug. That lead can fit into a 230v plug or a 12v cigar lighter plug no worries it charges at 5 volts (universal USB voltages) on both. Make sure you get a cigar lighter USB adapter that is fairly new and capable of supplying at least 1.2 amps (A). Some of the older cheaper ones won't and your adapter would't last long.
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If your Motorhome is a continental made one you may need something like this.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231303798428

Or wire in something like this.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/393092289392
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Thanks all very helpful cheers. I do have lighter charger at front of cab so can use that but kids have to climb across bed to get to it. At back there is a 3 pin plug and a 2 blade 12 v plug socket. In the Wilde would anything work of these via the leisure battery
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Yes. You could perhaps change that socket for a cigarette lighter socket which night be more useful.

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