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gerard

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Connecting electrics
« on: March 22, 2012, 05:38:21 PM »

Hi,
Can anyone give me suggestions on how to get power from the hull to four different lighting circuits in the cabin area and still be able to remove the cabin from the hull.
Thanks,
Gerard
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Re: Connecting electrics
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 05:43:01 PM »

A trip to Maplins for a pair of d type connectors:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/d-sub-connectors-1113

They are a little fiddly to solder all the connections, but they are good and come in different sizes for different numbers of connections.

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Re: Connecting electrics
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012, 06:59:55 PM »

Springs mounted on the Hull contacting plates on the cabins. This can avoid plugs and sockets. Or plugs can be fastened to the hull. The sockets to the cabin so they plug in as the cabin is fitted. John.
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Re: Connecting electrics
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 04:38:55 PM »





This is something similar to whats being said..wireless door jam connector, when the dor is closed the power is connected..

Should be easy enough to do with a few piece's of brass,some pen springs and a little wire..
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Re: Connecting electrics
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 05:56:04 PM »

Thanks for all your input.
Gerard
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Re: Connecting electrics
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 09:16:45 PM »

Look at the tailgate/hatch on a car in the breakers often the contacts for the wiper motor, heated screen etc are fed by spring loaded connecters. Just right to reuse in a model boat. John.
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Re: Connecting electrics
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012, 11:04:18 PM »

Modern automotive connectors should be OK, as should the D connectors mentioned if its OK to plug in then mount the superstructure.  Theres another style of multi plug called a "DIL Pin Header" which is available in various sizes.  Its a plug that fits the matching size I/C socket.
If using an auto type, or making one, try to avoid anything that looks like Lucas might have had a hand in it.  Just saying....
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