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I'm seeking to buy this type of plug but can't find it anywhere. I tried asking at my local electronics shops, googled the images and consulted the data sheet of the appliance it came with. (12V input on an Indel B fridge.)

Any pointers would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    \$\begingroup\$ I didn't know the answer, but I want to comment that you've posted a very good set of pictures for identifying a connector. Anyone browsing this question -- that's how you do it! \$\endgroup\$
    – TimWescott
    Commented Dec 10, 2021 at 20:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ @TimWescott Your comment - ten votes, this question five. C'mon folks - this is a great question. If you agree with Tim, give OP some credit here. \$\endgroup\$
    – J...
    Commented Dec 12, 2021 at 2:24
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    \$\begingroup\$ Type "car fridge power cord" in the amazon search box. I had same issue with a different brand of portable cooler... \$\endgroup\$ Commented Sep 10, 2022 at 14:14

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That looks like a C11 plug. Might be hard to find from a legitimate source since it was withdrawn from the IEC 60320 standard.

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    \$\begingroup\$ "...it was withdrawn from the IEC 60320 standard." And has been for over twenty years. The oldest revision of 60320 I could find was the 2001 revision (2.0) and C11/12 were not included there. It would be a challenge even to find new old stock of these. Salvage is probably your best bet, or just rewiring the appliance to accept a different connector. \$\endgroup\$
    – J...
    Commented Dec 11, 2021 at 16:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ As suggested, modifying the appliance would be easy. A connector like this would bring you back to current standards... amazon.com/Panel-Adapter-Connector-Socket-MXR/dp/B07DCXKNXQ/… \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 14, 2021 at 12:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ @GTElectronics the OP says it's a 12 V power input - that wouldn't be a correct use of a C13/C14 pair surely, as it would risk someone connecting mains voltage to it. \$\endgroup\$
    – nekomatic
    Commented Dec 14, 2021 at 14:45
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C11 connector that pairs with a C12 inlet.

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Multiple brands of DC-powered portable refrigerator/coolers on Amazon use this connector type. You can find replacement DC cords and AC Power adapters by searching for them on Amazon.

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