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Enercell™ 12V/10A Solderless Vehicle Adapter Plug

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270-028

 | Catalog #: 270-028
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  • 12" long, polarized plug and jack rated at 5 amps
  • Replaces catalog #2700026

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Product Summary

Make your own.

Use this 12VDC vehicle power adapter with a two-conductor cable to make a custom power cord. Plugs into vehicle dashboard 12V power socket. Power connector accepts up to 12-gauge wires.

  • Accepts up to 12-gauge wires
  • Plugs into dashboard 12VDC vehicle power adapter socket
  • Replaces catalog #2700070
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  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Enercell™ 12V/10A Solderless Vehicle Adapter Plug
 
3.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (5)
  • Easy to install (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portable electronics (4)
    • Emergency equipment (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (13)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (13)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Beware, Intermittant Connections

    By Alan

    from San Luis Obispo, CA

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Simple to install

    Cons

    • Inconsistent Performance

    Best Uses

      Comments about Enercell™ 12V/10A Solderless Vehicle Adapter Plug:

      The wires are attached by inserting them into a spring loaded plunger. The spring force is not adequate to maintain reliable pressure and hence connectivity. My application was in a vehicle that had lots of vibrations.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By Localboy

      from Florida

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to install
      • Good Value
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Car 12 Volt Vacuum
      • Portable Electronics

      Comments about Enercell™ 12V/10A Solderless Vehicle Adapter Plug:

      Easy to instal 10 minutes. Works great. Cannot find anything bad. Installed properly it will work great. When plugging in and out do not pull on the wires to unplug, use the case of unit. If the wires are put in properly they will be tight and will not give you any problems.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      enercell12V/10A power plug

      By Retired Navy

      from Winnsboro, SC

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Long Lasting
      • Powerful
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Enercell™ 12V/10A Solderless Vehicle Adapter Plug:

          Connect power from my Kubota Tractor to 25 gallon sprayer. Several other similar uses.
          The reason I gave only 4 stars is the plug is not fused. Other than that it is made of very durable material and mine have lasted for months with no problems. Keep in mind this is made for up to 12GA wire to support equipment requiring higher amperage. If you are going to use small wires I.E. 18GA, use a little common sense and double the wire over. Soldering the wire after you bend it over will give it more bulk. Or just solder the wire. Bending it in two (over)will leave you 1/4" which is more than adequate. Trying to push more than 1/2" is nonsensical. Only the part of the wire contacting the clamp is transferring the power. The rest is just to make sure you have enough to make contact. The instructions are on the back of the package and are quite clear. Giving a poor review because of your own lack of common sense or incompetence is not fair to the company the product and other potential users. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND USE LITTLE COMMON SENSE.
          I really do not see any reason the clamp would not hold 18GA wire just fine unless you pull hard on it which should not be done in the first place as you will probably damage some of the strands of wire.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice product

          By john

          from South daytona

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Emergency Equipment

            Comments about Enercell™ 12V/10A Solderless Vehicle Adapter Plug:

            Works good

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Very simple to install, would recommend

            By Tinman

            from Northern New Jersey

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Solid product

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portable Electronics

              Comments about Enercell™ 12V/10A Solderless Vehicle Adapter Plug:

              Solder less connections are very easy!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works fine with suitable power leads

              By Rex

              from Huntsville, AL

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Pros

              • Simple to install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • CB radio power leads

                Comments about Enercell™ 12V/10A Solderless Vehicle Adapter Plug:

                Unlike other reviewers, I have had no trouble with this. I have a similar plug (with Radio Shack label instead of Enercell) that I've used for years on the end of a CB radio power lead. It, too, uses spring-loaded connections, but I've never once had a wire "fall out." If you unplug it by yanking on the wire, yes, the wire will probably come out. Otherwise, the wire remains in place and has yet to come loose. I also applied the new plug to another CB radio power lead, with similar results. It took all of 60 seconds to attach to the power lead, and works as advertised. Perhaps the difference is that the power leads I'm using have thicker wires than those of other reviewers. There were two versions of this plug in the store, one with an easily-accessible fuse on the side of the plug. I recommend that one.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Fused????

                By unhappy camper

                from Radio Shack city

                Comments about Enercell™ 12V/10A Solderless Vehicle Adapter Plug:

                I looked everywhere including Enercell"s site but cannot find info or figure out how to access the fuse...for that matter, even determine if there is a fuse. So...throw it away if the fuse blows?

                (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Why do I even try

                By Paul K

                from Mesa, AZ

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Enercell™ 12V/10A Solderless Vehicle Adapter Plug:

                      Wires easily pulled out of cheap spring clamp connectore. I have stayed away from Radio Shack for years because of this kind of quality.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Another Piece of Chinese Garbage

                      By What Happened to Quality?

                      from Binghamton, NY

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Enercell™ 12V/10A Solderless Vehicle Adapter Plug:

                            Needless to say, I was surprised upon opening the package that it used a compression method of connection. But I decided I had no choice but to go ahead and use it.

                            I expected this unit, like most devices that used a compression connection, would allow you to insert a sizable amount of stripped wire inside to make a good sturdy connection. I was wrong.

                            It appears the reason the instructions say to have a 1/2" piece of exposed wire is because that is the amount that gets pushed down into the contact area. Anything longer and it can't get pushed down, so no contact. I tried - no juice.

                            But, when you have very small gauge wire - like with my radar detector - the wire moves around in the contact area.

                            After I made sure I had what I thought was good contact and plugged it into the radar detector, I wiggled the wire ever so gently to make sure it was sturdy. The unit kept turning on and off.

                            I made literally over a dozen attempts to get a proper connection. Needless to say it is going back for a refund. No I know why the other units of this same item on the rack all looked like they had been already opened and taped shut! Other suckers like me had attempted to use it.

                            Radio Shack also tricks you by packaging the unit so that you can't see the compression buttons. If I knew that was how this device operated, I would have gotten something else.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            garbage

                            By Not happy

                            from Not happyville

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Inconsistent Performance

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Enercell™ 12V/10A Solderless Vehicle Adapter Plug:

                                Doesn't grasp the wires - they slip right back out again. Stupid design - use a proper screw, not a friction grip. Complete waste of money.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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