Kristal In Line Female 12/24 Volt 16 AMP Connector
The 12 Volt Inline Female Plug allows the angler to make a "pig tail" / "extension" for any 12 volt marine application. This particular plug is perfect for boats where the 12 volt receptacle is in an odd location or in applications where distance is a factor. This plug has a total length of 6 1/4 inches.
Our 12 volt plugs provide simple "push in" and "pull out" connections. The blue cap on the female plugs secure the male in position. Our plugs do not require a rotary action to secure the plug in place. Plugs that "twist on" and "twist off" wear out quickly, eventually leading to poor connections, as well as decreased performance from the electrical components that require the electrical source.
Electric reels are particularly sensitive to poor connections, such connections will result in decreased power, poor performance, and will eventually lead to costly repairs. Our plugs eliminate this common problem. Fishing lights that incorporate ballasts, are also sensitive to poor connections. We recommend using our plugs with all Kristal, HydroGlow, Precision, and Magnum tackle accessories.
The wiring of our plugs is very simple. There is a positive and a negative channel, the wires fit into each of these channels. Each channel has 2 screws, which when tightened, secure the wires within the channel. We recommend sealing these with silicone caulk to protect against environmental hazards.
The male and the inline female plugs feature the strongest strain relief system in the industry. Within the plug you will find a built in clamp that allows the main wire to be securely fastened to the inside of the plug. This incredibly strong screw down clamp will keep the wires from pulling free should someone pull the plug from the outlet incorrectly.
Like all marine electrical connections and components, a fresh water rinse is imperative after each trip offshore. We recommend spraying down all your electronics with either of these products:
- Super Slick Stuff
- 386 Nano Tech
* Soap is NEVER a good idea. Soap reduces the surface tension of the water, allowing salt to enter and cause corrosion.
The products outlined above are also excellent to spray down your tackle, as well as your engines. We strongly recommend using any of these.
The correct method for installing both the Male & Inline (pigtail) connector is to make sure that the outer sheath of the power cable is inserted at least 1.5 inches into the screw top (strain relief) of the connector. SEE PICURE:
This installation method will allow the top to completely seal around the round power cable, keeping out the elements, and providing a tight connection for adequate strain relief. The strain relief is a safety precaution that allows the connection to stay intact should the male or inline connector be pulled from the female by pulling on the power cable instead of the actual connector itself. If this connection is not tight, then the positive and negative wires within the power cable sheath will pull out from the inserts within the connector itself.
The positive and negative wires within the power cable sheath should never be exposed outside of the connector once the strain relief threaded top is tightened down. Such an installation will NOT provide strain relief, nor will it provide the necessary seal to protect the connection from environmental hazards, such as salt, corrosion, etc.