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Locking Outdoor 12v Charging Port

04/22/2012 5:43 PM

Hello,

I having been trying to find without much success a locking outdoor 12v charging port with a small footprint (2x2 inches or less). Essentially it will be used in a paintball prop and it must withstand regular impacts of 12-13 joules of force and be waterproof. Ideally something like a metal cigarette lighter with a locking cap would be perfect. If you have any idea or leads it would be much appreciated.

Location: U.S.

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Re: Locking Outdoor 12v Charging Port

04/22/2012 6:13 PM
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Re: Locking Outdoor 12v Charging Port

04/22/2012 8:26 PM

Thanks SolarEagle, but I was looking for just the charging receptacle. The battery and enclosure are in place. Just need something to put into the panel.

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04/22/2012 8:44 PM
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Re: Locking Outdoor 12v Charging Port

04/22/2012 10:49 PM

Here is an example of what I am currently using:

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Blue-Sea-1015-12V-DC-Plug-Dash-Socket-1010-1011&i=84241

Essentially I need a metal version that can be locked.

Or if there is something out there with a smaller charging port, that would work also.

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Re: Locking Outdoor 12v Charging Port

04/23/2012 1:35 AM

This is stainless, as far as locking it, they have these locking latches below...

http://www.leisurekraft.com/stainless-steel-power-socket-51421

http://boatoutfittersblog.com/

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Re: Locking Outdoor 12v Charging Port

04/23/2012 8:32 PM

That's got potential, but I'm not quite sure how the latch will cover the socket?

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04/24/2012 11:01 AM

EnergyV, you said in your OP "...something like a metal cigarette lighter with a locking cap would be perfect." SolarEagle has provided information about exactly that, so I will vote him a GA. I didn't know such a thing even existed.

"...but I'm not quite sure how the latch will cover the socket?" As in making it liquid tight? Not visible?

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04/24/2012 12:46 PM

The issue I'm seeing is the latches listed are meant to be attached to a door. There isn't a hole below the handle mechanism to allow a charger to pass through.

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04/24/2012 9:25 AM

It must withstand 12-13 J of impact energy, not force.

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04/24/2012 1:07 PM

Thanks for the clarification, I had a mental disconnect when I wrote that.

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04/24/2012 10:48 AM
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Mount the truck end of the wiring connector inside the square receiver, and secure with a locking hitch pin. If you use the brown wire for positive and the white as ground, you will also be able to recharge tour paint gun by plugging it into any standard trailer connector, and turning on the parking lights.

I don't see the pictures. (darn) the first item is a receiver for a trailer hitch that mounts to a step bumper. the second is just a simple male and female trailer connector wire set. Good luck.

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04/24/2012 1:18 PM

Thanks for the suggestion Bob, but the hitch would be much larger than our case would allow. I was looking some kind of plate that was at max 2 inches by 2 inches.

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