Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Check you local boating supply store for weather resistant 12v receptacles (cigarette lighter socket) and plugs. Marinco is excellent, and the store brand at West Marine is also good, as are others. For motorcycle specific brands, the Powerlet brand standard 12v socket, not the Powerlet proprietary socket, is excellent, and other motorcycle store products are OK. Walmart and other places have a cheapo that works OK. Some receptacles are only weather resistant when the cover is closed without the plug in it, and some claim to be weather resistant with the mating plug is in it...get the one that fits your needs. You won't be able to use the mating plug if you're using the plug for your electronics that includes their voltage control device inside the plug.
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