Magnetic battery charger


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.

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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!
 

zach05855

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Oct 16, 2012
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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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GTdrummer

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It’s on the 488 and should be on all cars.
 
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jr66

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Thank you for the information
 

soroush

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Reminds me of the 80's alarms when they drilled the key cylinder into the drivers left front fender...
right! I remember those, however in this case I wasnt worried about ruining the lines of the truck :)

on the 93 cobra, the 69 boss, and the c4 vette I stuck them all in the fender liner works well there, i might drill a hole in the side of the Lincoln I haven't decided yet... I still have a few more to do, I made a bracket for the boss and used existing hardware to attach it no drilling anywhere. I may do the same thing with the 71 camaro and still deciding where to put the one on the 05 gt probably in the plastic spoiler in the front near the battery somewhere, as gt drummer said every car should have one.
 

soroush

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I thought I was the only idiot to drive off without disconnecting. Whew!
we have all been there...
 
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roketman

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I thought I was the only idiot to drive off without disconnecting. Whew!
You are not alone on that one! I couldn’t believe I had done it! But the bigger question is did you admit that to your wife?!
 

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!
 

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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