220V - best quick coupling entry point into Hilux DC





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    Default 220V - best quick coupling entry point into Hilux DC

    My fridge is located in the back of my Hilux Double Cab.
    For 220V charging I'd like to install a permanent 'quick coupling' solution when using an extension cable at chalets etc..
    Where is the best point to run a 220V cable into the cab?
    Ideally I'd like this to be near the back of the cab - as opposed to via the firewall.
    All advice welcome.
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    Default Re: 220V - best quick coupling entry point into Hilux DC

    Ive been investigating this same idea. Caravan plugs look they might work, if you can find a male inlet and a female extension lead.
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    Default Re: 220V - best quick coupling entry point into Hilux DC

    Caravan Female Coupler at the end of you lead and caravan inlet box in your canopy.

    Both available at 4x4 Direct or your nearest caravan shop.
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    Default Re: 220V - best quick coupling entry point into Hilux DC

    I'm also thinking of doing the same inside my canopy but running it through a distribution box first for the circuit breakers. Only thing is I'm looking for a real small DB box as I'll only really be connecting a CTEK charger for the battery and then connecting my fridge to it as well. The rest like lights can still on the battery from the fuse box.

    Where would one find a small DB box fit for purpose without having a big white box you get from builders?

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    Default Re: 220V - best quick coupling entry point into Hilux DC

    I bought a plug type box think they call it a 4x4 (referring to the size), with a blank cover, as well as a din rail mounting circuit breaker, mounted that on a short piece of din rail on the inside, with the appropriate hole on the blanking plate and used entry glands via the knockouts for cable entry and exits.
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    Default Re: 220V - best quick coupling entry point into Hilux DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Choppie81 View Post
    I'm also thinking of doing the same inside my canopy but running it through a distribution box first for the circuit breakers. Only thing is I'm looking for a real small DB box as I'll only really be connecting a CTEK charger for the battery and then connecting my fridge to it as well. The rest like lights can still on the battery from the fuse box.

    Where would one find a small DB box fit for purpose without having a big white box you get from builders?
    You can find them at the electrical wholesalers or Builders should have

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    Default Re: 220V - best quick coupling entry point into Hilux DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandboarder View Post
    You can find them at the electrical wholesalers or Builders should have

    CBI Ready Board Mini DB. Easy to modify and expand on
    Thanks, I’ll go and have a look.
    Last edited by Choppie81; 2019/04/04 at 02:56 PM.

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    Default Re: 220V - best quick coupling entry point into Hilux DC

    The following works for me.
    I have installed one of the caravan connector boxes at the back of the canopy to connect the lead from the plug (included a BH for solar panel), and inside canopy I have one of those 220V multiplugs with surge protector

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    Default Re: 220V - best quick coupling entry point into Hilux DC

    Buy about a 30m reel with electric cable used by builders. Mount this where you want it, fitting the plug on the outside.
    When you need it you just pull the plug to the power source, fit the caravan plug (if needed), t just plug in the three prong plug if it is not needed. You then plug the fridge and whatever else, into the reel and it is done, you have power.
    When finished, unplug the leads from the reel. Roll up the reel and you are ready to go. Works well for me...

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