Magnetic battery charger


DG1

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Sep 21, 2016
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I just added one of these to the 05 today! Excellent idea! Thank you soroush.
 

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THamonGT

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I almost ran over my charger yesterday after bringing my GT home from a show! Missed it by 1/2 inch dragging it! Damn!
 

soroush

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I just added one of these to the 05 today! Excellent idea! Thank you soroush.
excellent! did you use the hole that was in the screen for the tow hook?

my next project is the 05 gt I still have not decided where to install the connector.
 

soroush

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the other cool thing I found out about this connector is that unless the pigtail is actually connected to the magnetic connector there is no electrical connection through the wires

once the pigtail attaches to the connector its activated and the wires are live.
 

DG1

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Sep 21, 2016
77
Toronto
the other cool thing I found out about this connector is that unless the pigtail is actually connected to the magnetic connector there is no electrical connection through the wires

once the pigtail attaches to the connector its activated and the wires are live.
the other cool thing I found out about this connector is that unless the pigtail is actually connected to the magnetic connector there is no electrical connection through the wires

once the pigtail attaches to the connector its activated and the wires are live.
excellent! did you use the hole that was in the screen for the tow hook?

my next project is the 05 gt I still have not decided where to install the connector.
I went to the opposite side of the grille to leave the tow hook unencumbered and maintain a symmetrical appearance. Played around with the positioning of the magnetic disc to make sure that the cap would open easily and not hit any painted surface. Once positioned, I marked the grill around the outside of the mag connector with a silver sharpie and used a Dremel and burr to create an opening within the silver marks. I used a sanding drum in the Dremel to sneak up on the “right” circumference to get the best fit for the mag connector. Works like a charm!
To add to your comments on the absence of an electrical connection until the pigtail is connected, my battery tender blinks red if the pigtail is not lined up properly. There seems to be a notch in the plastic that ensures that you line the pigtail and base up properly but I was playing around with it to see what would happen if you didn’t get it right. The magnet still grips the pigtail but there seems to be no electrical connection made until you rotate the pigtail so that it clicks into the right position. Very cool product- thanks again for posting!
 

soroush

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yes the groove in the connector is there to make sure you get the proper polarity and the magnetic activation of the wire is there to make sure if there ever was somehow a connection made of the leads on the connector it wouldnt blow the fuse or worse yet cause a fire.
 

soroush

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have this on some of the other cars, it is a great way to connect the charger to your car and if you should forget and drive off it simply disconnects without tearing anything apart. also no more opening the back every time you want to connect the charger for 2019 cars and or opening the front with earlier cars.

I found what I suspect would be the cheapest panel on the new gt to put a hole in for the connector. The base attaches near the battery, I chose the front inner wheel liner its thin flexible plastic and it comes out with some plastic push pins. the battery is right on the other side of it under the pass side headlight. two wires to connect and I had to modify the charger cable by cutting off the battery clamps and wire in the new magnetic pigtail.
 

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Vince H

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Very clean solution Soroush.

Vince H
 
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Specracer

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Like that. A solution to a problem I didn't know I had

About the only non CF piece on the car...
 
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canibl

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well done!
 
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PeteK

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Kinda like the magnetic charger attachment on older Apple laptops. Good idea. Is the magnetic coupling in that thicker black part about 6" down the pigtail or is it at the port on the fender liner?
 

Ed Sims

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Quite nice!

Ed
 
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soroush

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Kinda like the magnetic charger attachment on older Apple laptops. Good idea. Is the magnetic coupling in that thicker black part about 6" down the pigtail or is it at the port on the fender liner?
its at the port on the fender liner

some ferraris and mercedes use this as oem equipment you can see on the back of the ferrari how it is attached however I was not about to poke a hole in the back of my car :)

 

roketman

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nice idea!
 

jr66

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What is the manufacturer of the magnetic connector.
 

soroush

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What is the manufacturer of the magnetic connector.
I think the company is called Magcode

i even installed one on my old truck
 

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Specracer

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Reminds me of the 80's alarms when they drilled the key cylinder into the drivers left front fender...

i even installed one on my old truck
 

BAT

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I thought I was the only idiot to drive off without disconnecting. Whew!
 

soroush

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just did the 05 gt

decided to stay with the inner fender liner on the pass side just like the new gt. its out of the way and you cant really tell unless youre looking for itIMG_9424.JPG
 

zach05855

GT Owner
Oct 16, 2012
211
Calgary, Alberta
MagCodePowerSystems 12/24 V

https://www.rosenberger.com/0_documents/de/catalogs/ba_automotive/MagCode_Flyer_2010.pdf

I ordered mine from the UK, the US distributor has not been able to supply.
 
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