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Old 11-12-2013, 15:38   #1
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Thumbs down Accessory Buyer Beware!

I needed a 12volt car accessory plug to use with an additional led light. Halfords didn't have any, tried Maplins - yes, £2.99. Excellent and surprisingly cheap. Alas, total rubbish. No way of connecting the wires... it had to be a botched soldering job....and a big risk of short circuiting. Even worse - most times it refuses to work. Is there anywhere I can get a DECENT 12 volt accessory plug?
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Old 11-12-2013, 16:41   #2
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If the soldering has been botched that's your fault not the item, if you need to add insulation then do so.
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Old 11-12-2013, 18:46   #3
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No - the soldering certainly wasn't botched - it was perfectly done and insulated. The item ended up as a botch when it should have incorporated proper connecting points. It was not fit for sale, and in less experienced hands could have been a potential fire hazard
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You know what they say.. "You get what you pay for". If you want something decent then pay more than £2.99
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Old 14-12-2013, 14:12   #5
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Too right Rae......I just couldn't find anything at a more "guaranteed " price. The only alternative was even cheaper. And the retailers don't seem to care these days.
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Old 15-12-2013, 17:48   #6
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They sell them with bare wires so you can add your own connectors, probably also available from Maplins.



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