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Lindab



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Location: Dundee
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Easy connector for battery charger

For those who forget that their charger is connected. From amazon or ebay. Magnetic connector, just pulls apart



magcode 12v 15amp magnetic connectors

Post #594786 Thu Feb 13 2020 2:38pm
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aaronjb



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Santorini Black

I have been pondering popping one of those somewhere on the Cobra - someone else on the forum already did just that and they seem like a nice solution, especially as the port is IP65 rated. 2010 RRS TDV8, 2006 BMW 650i, 2007 Mini Cooper S
The TDV8 "replaced" a 2014 Ford Ranger .. I still miss the Ranger.

Post #594793 Thu Feb 13 2020 3:36pm
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insiorc



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Scotland 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Firenze Red

Currently I've to run the charge lead under the bonnet to a Ctek connector poking out of the battery box, so something like these would be ideal. But I cannot think of where I could fit one while keeping it discreet, aswell as easy to access and keep it out of the direct weather/wheel throw area's. I'd be happy getting an additional tow cover to butcher with fitting something like this but I do tow on occasion so it could be a pest if wired through, and it's as easy popping the bonnet as removing the cover to charge via the tow socket.

So has anyone any idea's for a discreet place to fit something like this while keeping access easy and out of the direct weather? 13MY Range Rover Sport Autobiography SDV6 - mine
14MY Range Rover Evoque Dynamic SD4 Black Pack - wife's
99MY Defender 90 TD5, Soft Top Conversion - my toy, and bairns favourite

Post #594948 Sat Feb 15 2020 11:13pm
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Col



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New Zealand 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Santorini Black

This is where I fitted mine, you don't have to open bonnet, remove tow eye cover or unlock the car to connect/dis-connect it and just tucks under bonnet when not in use, never had any issue with being non waterproof and often have tropical storms here. Unfortunately it doesn't stop you driving off with it connected. Very Happy




Cheers
Col

Post #594950 Sat Feb 15 2020 11:34pm
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insiorc



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Scotland 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Firenze Red

Thanks Col

That took me a minute to figure what the pic was. So do you just run the cable over the rubber seal which would hold it in place? I could go with that.

That pic has given me another idea though, the scuttle cover needs freshened anyway and are not that expensive to replace so fitting a panel mount like the above magnetic one to the scuttle cover could work. I'd be wondering if a diode inline would be a good idea, in addition to a fuse.

Cheers

Dennis 13MY Range Rover Sport Autobiography SDV6 - mine
14MY Range Rover Evoque Dynamic SD4 Black Pack - wife's
99MY Defender 90 TD5, Soft Top Conversion - my toy, and bairns favourite

Post #594952 Sat Feb 15 2020 11:42pm
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Lindab



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As its IP65 as defined below means it can be anywhere. My Ctek comfort connector is in the space below the number plate so the bonnet does not have to be opened. A small bracket can be fitted in this area to hold this connector.

(An IP65 tested product offers dust protection, but also has sufficient waterproofing to stop powerful water jets. As such, it should offer protection under extreme weather conditions.)

Post #594954 Sat Feb 15 2020 11:48pm
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Col



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New Zealand 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Santorini Black

Dennis, don't want to hijack Lindab's post but could post a picture of under the bonnet if you wanted as also fitted it via a Anderson plug so could connect a battery charger or tyre inflator compressor if needed.

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Col

Post #594955 Sat Feb 15 2020 11:51pm
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knwatkins



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Dennis, another idea is to mount the charger in the car itself. That's what I did recently and it works great. Have a look at my post here: https://www.rrsport.co.uk/forum/post592283.html Kev

MY2010 RRS HSE 3.0 TDV6 in Stornoway Grey

Post #594969 Sun Feb 16 2020 8:19am
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DrRob



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insiorc wrote:
That pic has given me another idea though, the scuttle cover needs freshened anyway

Try Sonax Tyre Gel with a small sponge. Much better than any aerosol product Thumbs Up Bow down
https://www.fullfatrr.com/forum/topic25664-150.html Visitor from fullfatrr.com
* GONE. 2012 RR Sport HSE SDV6 Orkney Grey. Now being piloted by RRSTDV8
* Current: 2011 4.4 TDV8 Full Fat. Amazing piece of kit.
* GONE. Freelander GS TD4 Manual MY2013. Orkney Grey with privacy, cold and clearview packs, armrests (a must!) and a spoiler.
* Current: Range Rover Classic '93 200Tdi Factory fit
* 1949 80" in family since 1975

Post #594971 Sun Feb 16 2020 8:23am
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insiorc



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Lindab, I'm familiar with IP ratings but it doesn't prevent against a short across the terminals, which a diode would

Col, thanks but I'm really just after a discreet option to hook the charger onto, I can't see requirement for an anderson connector.

Kev, that's a great setup, I missed that post. I don't really want to dedicate the charger to the RRS as I cycle it round all my vehicles and classic tractors, but that could well be a good place to mount the 12v magnetic connector, under the bumper beside the tow cover. Then I could take a feed from the tow socket permanent live which will conveniently be fused.

DrRob, I've been meaning to get my scuttle cover freshened up for a while now, if you use that Sonax Tyre Gel, how long does it last? I've had a bottle of Gtechnique trim stuff for a while now but if the Sonax was better then it's not a job I want to do too often.

Thanks folks 13MY Range Rover Sport Autobiography SDV6 - mine
14MY Range Rover Evoque Dynamic SD4 Black Pack - wife's
99MY Defender 90 TD5, Soft Top Conversion - my toy, and bairns favourite

Post #595020 Sun Feb 16 2020 8:36pm
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DrRob



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I put some on half of the scuttle and am monitoring. It’s lasted longer than any aerosol product so far Thumbs Up Visitor from fullfatrr.com
* GONE. 2012 RR Sport HSE SDV6 Orkney Grey. Now being piloted by RRSTDV8
* Current: 2011 4.4 TDV8 Full Fat. Amazing piece of kit.
* GONE. Freelander GS TD4 Manual MY2013. Orkney Grey with privacy, cold and clearview packs, armrests (a must!) and a spoiler.
* Current: Range Rover Classic '93 200Tdi Factory fit
* 1949 80" in family since 1975

Post #595023 Sun Feb 16 2020 9:15pm
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