strange black plug

strange black plug

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dalecan

Original Poster:

299 posts

228 months

Saturday 14th May
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So I'm still exploring and learning (trying to) the chim.
I found this black plug tucked up under the dash above the battery. It looks like a socket for a car charger but I wanted to ask her before trying that. Any ideas, am I correct?

Thanks all.



Belle427

6,175 posts

210 months

Saturday 14th May
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Looks like it to me as it seems to be similar to a cigarette lighter socket?
Follow the cable see where it connects, should be battery positive and negative if it’s for charging.

NicBowman

426 posts

215 months

Saturday 14th May
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Hi, I agree, lighter socket for charging. Although why it is needed in addition to the normal cigarette lighter socket is a mystery.

If you want to trickle charge direct to the battery (not via lighter socket) I would replace with a more modern socket. Most trickle chargers come with a selection.

Have fun.

Nic

scottliv

96 posts

23 months

Saturday 14th May
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Maybe someone fitted it for a satnav as it is a bit of a pain to have the cable plugged into the door.

thebraketester

12,519 posts

115 months

Saturday 14th May
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scottliv said:
Maybe someone fitted it for a satnav as it is a bit of a pain to have the cable plugged into the door.
Or dash cam.

keeling54

105 posts

146 months

Sunday 15th May
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Mine has one of those, the previous owner fitted it for a battery conditioner to connect to.

dalecan

Original Poster:

299 posts

228 months

Monday 16th May
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Thanks all, I'll have a closer look and try and follow the wires / try a charger.