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trying to identify the charger plug required? #717974
14/09/21 09:09 AM
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my '95 plus 8 has this socket which i am assuming is for a trickle charger to be plugged in, but searching google last night i couldn't find the answer.

can anyone enlighten me please? pic of the socket is in the link below.

[img]https://ibb.co/4V1HLR6[/img]


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1995 Plus 8
1984 4/4 4 Seater (prev)
Re: trying to identify the charger plug required? [Re: gavin] #717975
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Just looks like a power socket to me, try plugging in a Sat nav or similar and see if it powers up. Probably fitted to take a battery conditioner rather than a charger as they come with that type of accessory plug.


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Re: trying to identify the charger plug required? [Re: gavin] #717977
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its much smaller than a cigarette lighter, thats what has confused me, plus there is a cigarette lighter in the glove box.


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1984 4/4 4 Seater (prev)
Re: trying to identify the charger plug required? [Re: gavin] #717979
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Gavin, are you sure it is not for a electric cut off switch. looks very like one I had on a MGB.


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Re: trying to identify the charger plug required? [Re: gavin] #717980
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That's what it looks like to me, lift the saddle board and see what's behind it and if it looks like this that is it. If not you need precise dimensions of the socket to tie up with a charger plug..
I have had one on all my Morgan's and throw the switch every time I leave it that way you never need a battery charger and the best imobiliser ever.

The two Plus 8's came fitted and I fitted one to the 4/4 Sport, great anti theft devices, just turn the red key remove and go.

If it's just the key missing you can buy these separately, be careful though as I know of two different types.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
1994 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: trying to identify the charger plug required? [Re: gavin] #717985
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Pretty sure it's a 'Hella' style 12V accessory port.

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Re: trying to identify the charger plug required? [Re: gavin] #717987
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My BMW K75 had a couple. You can buy an adaptor to you can use cigarette lighter style plugs.

I've read that the Hella is the better outlet as it was designed to be an outlet from the start, whereas the cigarette lighter style was repurposed to make it into power outlet.


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Re: trying to identify the charger plug required? [Re: gavin] #717988
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definitely not an isolating switch socket as i have one of those to.

i think TBM may have it correct, looks like a Hella port.


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Re: trying to identify the charger plug required? [Re: gavin] #717989
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This is the standard electrical cut-off switch . As Richard has said above it is normally fitted with a red key that you can remove as an antitheft device.

Presuming the car still works OK without the red key , I suspect someone has lost a key at some point and by-passed the wiring.

I thought at first it was a cigarette lighter type socket , I installed one and use it for my SatNav, but as per TBM there are now better options for that.

Last edited by MOG 615; 14/09/21 10:52 AM. Reason: additionally clarity

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Re: trying to identify the charger plug required? [Re: gavin] #717992
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If it's got a +ve and -ve feed, it's an accessory socket. It they're both +ve it'll be a cut off.

If it has nothing, it's been bypassed smile


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