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Battery Charger - hookup

Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by vincenzo, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. vincenzo

    vincenzo F1 Rookie

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    A fun little project....

    Found a flush mount SAE connector and figured that it would fit the Testarossa perfectly. The front hood has always felt thin enough that the many open/close cycles were best avoided.

    The following pics and materials are provided in case you might have interest in a DIY.



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  3. flash32

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    Thanks for sharing ..cool idea



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  4. turbo-joe

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    and you are sure that those chinese junk connectors will last long time and also the connectors for the fuse have enough preload? 30 amp is much power and heat
    the battery charger may be ok ;)
     
  5. vincenzo

    vincenzo F1 Rookie

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    5amp fuse... no heat. Hopefully the fuse will never need to be replaced. No worries about the connector’s preload.

    yeah... won’t last long without rust.... but it never sees rain. I’d bet 5 years at least. At 15 bucks - easy to replace.

    the quality of these particular pieces seems pretty good... certainly ‘adequate’.
     
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  7. turbo-joe

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    it says suitable fuses up to 30 A
    but with 5 A you are on the safe side with those fuse holders
     
  8. vincenzo

    vincenzo F1 Rookie

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    Agreed. Definitely not something I’d push 30amps through!
     
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    Also not something I'd screw to the car, but YMMV...
     
  10. vincenzo

    vincenzo F1 Rookie

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    Yeah... I know. The car is now worthless.
     
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  12. jpanz

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    Vincenzo

    Are you able to drop under the battery box easily? You drilled from the top? Could you show me how you did it. I hate opening the Frunk after every ride to connect the tender.

    Thanks
    John
     
  13. vincenzo

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    #11 vincenzo, Apr 8, 2020
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    This is the location of the hole. Drill forward of the battery tray. You can see the wiring and mounting screws in the close shot. Drill from the bottom and measure from the top. It is approximate... use your eye and a tape meaure. PLENTY of room forward of the battery tray... no need to cut it close.

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  14. pshoejberg

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    Nice project Vincenzo. I've installed and used Ctek charging cables in all my cars and incorporated same type of fuse holder as you, though with a 10 amp fuse. I've never have had any issues with this solution. On all my cars I "hide" the charging connector in the front either behind the grille or the pass by lamps.

    Best regards Peter

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