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Just checking the 12 S plug and socket and noticed that pin 6 (fridge connection) is badly burnt. Fitted new plug and socket but how can I stop it happening again?

Thanks in advance.

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Mines the same, it's on my "to do" list to replace them. There is a way, it's connecting another pin up, but I can't remember which one, bet Doc knows though!!

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Just checking the 12 S plug and socket and noticed that pin 6 (fridge connection) is badly burnt. Fitted new plug and socket but how can I stop it happening again?

Thanks in advance.

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When you fit a new plug and socket bridge out pins5+6 for the fridge + feed and pins 7+ 3 - earth this will give you twice the connection area for the 8-10amp load of the fridge

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Tom,

Agree with Glenn, twinning up the feed and earth is probably the best thing you can do with the 12S

Usually the central pin 7 (Earth Return) is the one that gets damaged first - it sits proud of the other pins. So a burnt out pin 6 probably means that the pin was a bad fit - make sure that you gently and very slightly open up the connector pins.

Keep the connectors clean and remove any corrosion as you find it. Use a light smear of plastic compatible grease (electro-lube or possibly Vaseline) to help prevent corrosion.

The real solution is to fit a properly engineered plug and socket that was designed for the job - the 13 pin Euro connector - but that would be a major change.

Robert

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Just checking the 12 S plug and socket and noticed that pin 6 (fridge connection) is badly burnt. Fitted new plug and socket but how can I stop it happening again?

Thanks in advance.

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