Mailport: November 2012
Power Plug Search
Kudos on the ďMarincoís Shorepower Solution" article (PS, August 2012). On a similar topic, why hasnít anyone come up with a better 12-volt plug/ receptacle solution? These things are annoying. Some work well; some not so well.
The spring-loaded positive contact plays against maintaining good connection. Materials are often low-cost solutions not well suited to marine environments. In some cases, plugs and receptacles from the same source donít always match well. In short, a problem in search of a solution.
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