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    Thanks guys you have all made valid points, I value the help!

    Which plugs should I have installed? Will most fridges etc use Hella plugs? (planning for future purchases here)

    I was thinking a hella plug a lighter socket plug in the rear speaker boxes, as well as a lighter socket plug in the passenger seat box to make charging cameras etc easier than hanging heavy chargers/plugs off the dash

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    Each and every Hella plug I've had have always been a pain in the a...

    I just moved to normal 12v lighter plugs (IIRC all fridges comes out with these in any case) and a few Brad Harrisons for my compressor and inverter.

    I will never touch a Hella plug again.

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    Miks, to answer your specific question addressed to me :
    I have the 110 Puma CSW. The additional power points (Hella) are at the rear left corner near the rear speaker.
    BTW I fully support what BruceT said re the operaion of the NL charging system ie main battery for 5 min and then switching in the aux battery. Also, remember that both batteries remain connected after switching your engine off until the voltage drops to 12.7

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    Have a look here
    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ht=Hella+plugs

    I will never put a hella plug in my vehicle as after a long drive on a dirt corrugated road they may fall out and are not guaranteed to stay in as what happened to me on my fridge. Stick with Brand Harrisons and normal 12v cigarettes lighter plugs.

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    I have a Hella plug in the rear next to the speaker box for the fridge.


    But as Reghard said the Brad Harrison is a much stronger plug.


    For cameras phones etc. I just use a multi 12v plug thingy. But must admit it is a bit off a mess.


    I was thinking of making a box that fit behind the centre Console with12v plugs and USB ports where everything can charge on the Rear floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Regard View Post
    Each and every Hella plug I've had have always been a pain in the a...

    I just moved to normal 12v lighter plugs (IIRC all fridges comes out with these in any case) and a few Brad Harrisons for my compressor and inverter.

    I will never touch a Hella plug again.
    Serious. Why Regard?
    Since owning the Discos, Ive only used Hella plugs and found that on bad roads they dont come loose unlike the the cigarette lighter type plug fitted standard in the back of the disco. Maybe Ive been lucky as they only get used for trips and havent been used very often??
    I agree that the Brad Harrison type plug is much better though. Reason I didnt fit this to the disco is I didnt want this plug lying loose in the back hence going for the hella socket setup. (it looked neater)
    Last edited by BruceT; 2015/10/21 at 07:24 AM.
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