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Old 10-12-2015, 08:05 AM   #161
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This thread reminded me to do a dock power station check. Another Marinco plug bites the dust, as you can see the black lead is welded to the contact. I have already ordered a replacement plug, I'm going to try a Furrion plug based on comments on TF. The power station female receptacle was clean and un-scorched as was the other 30 amp power cord. I also ordered some dielectric grease.
The fault seems to be total isolated to that one screw down connection. Hard to believe that could happen if that connection wasn't loose or the wire at that point wasn't compromised in some way.
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:03 AM   #162
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Hard to believe that could happen if that connection wasn't loose or the wire at that point wasn't compromised in some way.

Folks who have messed with much electric stuff know only in the US is a multi strand wire stuck under a screw.

Look at Euro running lights or wiper motors and you will usually find the wire has been dipped in solder making the last 1/4 -1/2 inch solid.

High amperage dock power users might consider this upgrade to non molded plugs.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:05 AM   #163
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FF, I thought to solder the tips, BUT the Marinco instructions said to not solder them. I will have the marina check the female recepticale. Capt Bll, I may have not tightened the led properly, I usually double check them and have to avoid over tightening things most of the time. No way to tell now, will definitely do the repair with that in mind, thanks.
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