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How do I hook up a 12 volt socket?
General instructions for installation of 12 Volt Sockets, Wire Harnesses and Mounts.
1. First mount the socket at a desired location.
2. Run the wires between the socket and a fused power source (battery).
3. Connect the wire to the socket and then the power source
Mounting the socket.
The sockets can be mounted into a panel or can be used with a purchased mount. Locate were you want to place the socket and mount it at that location:
A. Panel or dashboard mounts. Plastic sockets require a 1-1/8” hole for mounting. Use a standard 1-1/8” boring drill bit for wood and plastic surfaces. Two ways to mount the socket to a panel surface, your choice, and depending on the thickness of the surface. If the surface is less than 1-1/2” thick, the socket can be secured to the panel with the threaded socket nut. If the panel surface is thicker than 1-1/2” thick. Use the two screw mounting plate to secure the socket to the surface. Note the mounting plate is the rectangular plate with the two screw holes and the large socket hole goes over the front of the socket rim and fits into the molded groove on the plate. The plate holds the socket against the panel surface and the two screws hold the plate in place. See the picture above.
Metal socket require a 3/4” hole and can be mounted on a panel only 1/8” thick. The metal socket consist of an inner sleeve and an outer shell which un-screws from the inner sleeve. The inner sleeve is 3/4” in diameter and fits the hole the outer shell clamps the socket in place.
B. Handlebar mounts. Two handlebar mounts are available; one with tie wraps that go around the handlebar and when cinched up hold the mount in place. These are good for handle bars 1-14” in diameter. The rubber handlebar mount, for handlebars up to 1 “, clamps on the handlebar with a thumb screw. To insert the socket into this mount, first clamp the mount in place on the bars. Then spread the rubber fingers slightly apart and press the socket in place. If the socket has a boot and a wrinkle appears in the boot, when in the mount, just twist the socket ¼ turn to remove the wrinkle.
Wiring the socket to the battery or power source.
Caution- Hook the wires up to the battery last.
Please use 18 or 16 gauges (AWG) stranded wire to hook your socket up to the power sources. It is suggested that you use red and black wire for the hook up. The positive, plus (+) side of the power source or battery is the red wire and the negative or minus (-) side of the battery or power source is the black wire. Make sure that you have a fuse in series (in line) with the red (positive) wire. If you bought a pre-made harness or wire loom your harness has a built in fuse and fuse holder. Maximum fuse to be used with these sockets is a automotive style ATO/ATC 15 amp (fast blow) fuse.
If you are not using a pre-made harness; the wires should be terminated in female crimp (quick, spade) .250 style connectors (terminals) for the socket end of your wire connections. If you have purchased a separate connector boot, make sure you place the boot over the wires before attaching the female terminals. Note that two boots are available, a straight boot and for tight installations a right angle boot. The straight boot can be cut to length with a scissor depending on the installation For the wire connections on the battery or power source side or your wires, use the appropriate connector type, usually Ring connectors for battery terminal connections. Make sure you have connected the fuse holder to the red or positive wire.
Run the wires or the harness between the mounted socket and the power source or battery. Secure the wires in place with tie wraps. Connect the wires to the socket first. Note that on the plastic socket the positive terminal is marked on the socket base with a small plus sign (+), it is the terminal toward the center of the socket base. The negative terminal is at the edge of the socket base. For metal sockets, the positive terminal is the center terminal and the negative terminal is on the outer part of the socket. When the socket has been wired and the boot placed over the terminals ( if available), secure the socket to the mount, if that has not been done already.
Hooking the wires to the battery or power source- Make sure there is a fuse populated in a fuse holder in series with the positive wire. Hook the negative or black wire up first to the battery or power source. The negative terminal is either labeled Neg. or with a minus (-) sign. Then hook up the positive or red wire to the power source . It will be marked on the battery with a Pos. or plus (+) sign. Make sure the connections are tight. Make sure the positive wire goes between the plus side of the battery and the plus or center terminal of the socket. Should they be reversed the device you plug into the socket will not work and may be damaged.
Once the socket is wired to the power source, test it with any 12 volt device with a plug. Any 12 volt plug will work with these sockets.
Contact us if you have any questions.
How can I order a wire harness in a custom length?
Contact us and tell us which harness you would like a custom length. Tell us the length in inches and send us your paypal billing email address. We will quote you the additional cost and send you a paypal invoice for the item with the custom length. All custom lengths are plus or minus one inch tolerance. The longest harness we van do is 96 inches. The additional typical cost for a custom length harness is between $6 and $12.
Do you combin shipping?
Yes, Tell us what you want to buy by refering to the part number in the item descrition. Let us know how you wish to pay, and we will send you a Paypal invoice or a Google check out invoice for the total including combined shipping.
Or if you pay with Paypal, buy what you like. request conbined shing and we will refund the excess shipping cost.
How do I purchase the socket options and how much are they?
Let us know what options you want and the socket item you want to buy and we will send you an invoice for the total.
The price of the options are as follows when purchased at the same time as the socket item they will go with. These prices plus a nominal amount for shipping depending on where you are will be added to the item total. lEt us know how you want to pay; Google Checkout or Paypal:
LED illuminated sockets are $4.50.
Straight socket boots are $3.00.
Right angle boot $4.00.
Extra cable length of a harness up to 8 ft $7.00