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Fridge neutral wire



 
 
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Old August 1st 03, 03:00 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Bill Leslie
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Has anyone had trouble with fridge return connection to car socket
burning out and melting, my van is not a year old yet and is totally
gone
easy to replace but is the socket now underrated for the (power fridge)
etc.

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Old August 1st 03, 06:59 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mike
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"Bill Leslie" wrote in message
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Has anyone had trouble with fridge return connection to car socket
burning out and melting, my van is not a year old yet and is totally
gone
easy to replace but is the socket now underrated for the (power fridge)
etc.
Go to this address its Tony Marris's site and gives all the info on pin

burn out http://www.towitall.co.uk/faq/information.htm

Mike


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Old August 2nd 03, 06:43 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stewart
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Default Fridge neutral wire

I changed my car in March and still cannot use the fridge despite having had
the car back to the garage twice. The new car has the 13 pin socket and
when delivered I was given a Volvo connector to change from 13pin to the
normal 12N and 12S. I do not think that the wiring in this connector is
right.
"Bill Leslie" wrote in message
...
Has anyone had trouble with fridge return connection to car socket
burning out and melting, my van is not a year old yet and is totally
gone
easy to replace but is the socket now underrated for the (power fridge)
etc.



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Old August 3rd 03, 12:06 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Peter Milnes
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Default Fridge neutral wire

There is something about pin 11 to check up on. Try a question on the Volvo
website forums. Use the section for your specific model of car.

Cheers, Peter.

"Stewart" wrote in message
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: I changed my car in March and still cannot use the fridge despite having had
: the car back to the garage twice. The new car has the 13 pin socket and
: when delivered I was given a Volvo connector to change from 13pin to the
: normal 12N and 12S. I do not think that the wiring in this connector is
: right.
: "Bill Leslie" wrote in message
: ...
: Has anyone had trouble with fridge return connection to car socket
: burning out and melting, my van is not a year old yet and is totally
: gone
: easy to replace but is the socket now underrated for the (power fridge)
: etc.
:
:
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Old August 3rd 03, 05:24 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stewart
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Default Fridge neutral wire

Thanks Peter, the car is going back to the dealer soon and he has promised
to fix it this time. Apparently Volvo (or Bauer) did not wire the connector
correctly.
"Peter Milnes" wrote in message
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There is something about pin 11 to check up on. Try a question on the

Volvo
website forums. Use the section for your specific model of car.

Cheers, Peter.

"Stewart" wrote in message
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: I changed my car in March and still cannot use the fridge despite having

had


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Old August 3rd 03, 09:12 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Tony Maris
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Default Fridge neutral wire

Hello Stewart,

It is not at all uncommon for 13 pin electrics to be incorrectly wired. In
my experience, (BMW, Mercedes, VW, Ford) the 13 pin socket usually only has
10 pins in it!

The 3 missing pins, nos. 10, 11, 12 are the fridge feed, the fridge return
on newer vans and no 12 pin which is 'designated as coding for coupled
trailer'. As nothing I've seen actually uses this, it can be utilised for
battery charging on pre 1998 vans.

The conversion lead itself will probably be okay. It is usually the basic
installation at fault.

Regards

--
Tony M
Towbars & Trailers
Chesterfield
Specialists in Towing Equipment
NTTA Council Member
http://www.towitall.co.uk
QSA accredited for Towbars and Trailers



"Stewart" wrote in message
...
I changed my car in March and still cannot use the fridge despite having

had
the car back to the garage twice. The new car has the 13 pin socket and
when delivered I was given a Volvo connector to change from 13pin to the
normal 12N and 12S. I do not think that the wiring in this connector is
right.



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Old August 3rd 03, 11:00 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stewart
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Default Fridge neutral wire

Tony, thanks for the comment. I used a test screwdriver to check the
connector and find that the No 10 on the 13 pin plug is connected to the No
2 on the 12S socket instead of to the No 6; also the No 11 is connected to
the No 6 instead of to the number 7. I think that the car has now been
wired correctly however Strathmore Volvo will sort it out for me whatever.
"Tony Maris" wrote in message
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Hello Stewart,

It is not at all uncommon for 13 pin electrics to be incorrectly wired.

In
my experience, (BMW, Mercedes, VW, Ford) the 13 pin socket usually only

has
10 pins in it!



 



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