DC Replacement Power Plug, 12V
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AutoCraft DC Replacement Power Plug, 12V

Part No. AC742/A-200 Warranty Details  

Fit of this part varies by vehicle & equipment specs Type of Fit

12VDC, 12-amp replacement power plug. For use as a replacement plug on many 12V accessories.
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Connector Material:Chrome / Plastic
Electrical Connector Shape:Round
Electrical Connector Terminal Gender:Male
Electrical Connector Terminal Quantity:1
Electrical Connector Terminal Shape:Round

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AutoCraftDC Replacement Power Plug, 12V
 
1.1

(based on 12 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Poor value (10)
  • Flimsy (7)
  • Not functional (7)
  • Difficult to use (5)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (5), Auto enthusiast (4)

Reviewed by 12 customers

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1.0

Do not purchase

By 

from Austin, TX

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about AutoCraft DC Replacement Power Plug, 12V:

      Poor, incomplete instructions. Supplied clips will not fit or remain in plug housing. No fuse. Plug is basically worthless. Do not purchase.

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      (4 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      don't bother

      By 

      from SWVA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Flimsy
        • Poor Value

        Best Uses

          Comments about AutoCraft DC Replacement Power Plug, 12V:

          The instructions were sketchy: all they said to do was to insert the wire ends. In reality, there is a pair of flimsy clips included that have to be crimped onto each of the wires, then inserted into the housing with a certain orientation to allow them to be caught, retaining the clips in the body of the replacement plug. An enthusiastic tug on the wire will easily remove the wire from the replacement plug body.

          There are many other versions available from elsewhere that are much more substantial for a very comparable price. I bought this to make-do in an emergency replair, but have no doubt about its emminent failure. I would have been much better off postponing the repair, and obtaining a better replacement plug instead of this one.

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          (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          No wiring instructions

          By 

          from St. Louis

          About Me Casual Driver

          Pros

          • Cheap

          Cons

          • Very Hard To Wire

          Best Uses

          • Car

          Comments about AutoCraft DC Replacement Power Plug, 12V:

          Need to have assembly instruction

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          (18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          12VDC Replacement Power Plug

          By 

          from Melbourne, FL

          About Me Casual Driver

          Pros

            Cons

            • Broken And Flimsy
            • Difficult To Use
            • Flimsy
            • Not Functional
            • Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about AutoCraft DC Replacement Power Plug, 12V:

              I opened it and it was broken inside. I used super glue to attach the screw holder together. The wire holders do not work with the wires attached to the equipment. No detailed instructions to attach wires to stay in place.

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              (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Very poor design and instructions

              By 

              from Jupiter, Florida

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • Flimsy
                • Not Functional
                • Poor Value

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AutoCraft DC Replacement Power Plug, 12V:

                  This product will not work as advertised with stranded wire. I didn't try it but it will probably work with solid 14 or 12 gauge wire if the wires are stiff enough to engage the clips. The instructions were woefully inadequate. I got it to work with stranded wire by taking it apart and forcing the stranded wire into the clips with screwdrivers and needle nose pliers but this was not easy.

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                  (12 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Junk!

                  By 

                  from North Carolina

                  About Me Mechanic

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                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • None

                  Cons

                  • Broken In Package
                  • Not Functional
                  • Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                  • Portable Compressor

                  Comments about AutoCraft DC Replacement Power Plug, 12V:

                  It was a good thing I bought two of them. Both were broken but not broken the same way. I made one of of two. It's a piece of junk.

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                  (6 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Instructions are worthless

                  By 

                  from Florida

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Value

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about AutoCraft DC Replacement Power Plug, 12V:

                      Maybe optronics should put better instructions on their website. The unit is useless without instructions. I will return and find a better manufacturer. A total waste of time.

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                      (8 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Do Not Buy

                      By 

                      from Jacksonville,Fl

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy
                        • Not Functional
                        • Poor Value

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about AutoCraft DC Replacement Power Plug, 12V:

                          This is a waste of money. This does not even fit properly in the power outlet.

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                          (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Not very substantial

                          By 

                          from Jacksonville, Florida

                          About Me Casual Driver

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                          Helpful Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Flimsy
                            • Poor Value

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about AutoCraft DC Replacement Power Plug, 12V:

                              Difficult to get wire into unit. Unit not very solid and you have to handle it carefully.

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                              (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              This is JUNK

                              By 

                              from Ames iowa

                              About Me Casual Driver

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Difficult To Use
                                • Poor Value

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about AutoCraft DC Replacement Power Plug, 12V:

                                  I had to open the plastic housing to see how the clips "clicked" in and epoxy the to parts back together. The worst instructions and poorest engineering I've seen!! /This is JUNK!!

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                                  • Q:

                                    I connected the wires to the enclosed terminals, but can't figure out how to lock them in place. i took the unit apart, but still can't see how to orient the terminals. Feel pretty stupid right now.
                                    Asked on 10/6/2016 by Norm from New Milford, Ct.

                                    1 answer

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                                      A:

                                      Hi Norm, I'm happy to help you! This DC Replacement Power Plug (Part No. AC742/A-200) is made of durable plastic with a retainer screw in the middle of the body. Wiring the plug seems to be done in three ways. The kit includes two male angled terminals that appear to lock behind the main contactor bars. The first method would be solder the wires onto the terminals before locking them in place. The second method is to sandwich the wires between the terminals and bars. The third would be to solder the wires directly to the contactor bars.

                                      Answered on 10/7/2016 by Steve from AAP
                                  • Q:

                                    How do the little silver things connect the wires to the plug, do you push them in, which way goes first etc
                                    Asked on 6/19/2016 by Bill

                                    1 answer

                                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                                      A:

                                      Hi Bill, I'm happy to help you! This DC Replacement Power Plug - Part No. AC742/A-200 is made of durable plastic with a retainer screw in the middle of the body. Wiring the plug seems to be done in three ways. The kit includes two male angled terminals that appear to lock behind the main contactor bars. The first method would be solder the wires onto the terminals before locking them in place. The second method is to sandwich the wires between the terminals and bars. The third would be to solder the wires directly to the contactor bars.

                                      Answered on 6/23/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                                  • Q:

                                    how do you connect terminals?
                                    Asked on 5/17/2015 by Alan from Meridian, MS

                                    1 answer

                                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                                      A:

                                      Happy to answer your question Alan! This type of power plug has its terminals in the back one positive one negative.

                                      Answered on 5/18/2015 by Panda from AAP
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