Results 1 to 1 of 1

Thread: Trickle charge through cigarette lighter plug

  1. #1
    Electron sector: 4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    United States

    Trickle charge through cigarette lighter socket


    Tired of lifting the nose panel to trickle charge your car? Don't want to wear out the 1/4-turn fasteners?

    On cars equipped with a cigarette lighter socket it's possible to trickle charge the battery through the socket since it's connected directly to the battery, as long as it's wired to be "hot" all the time (even with the ignition off) like it is on the Atom. I bought a cheap 12V charger and replaced the clamps with a cigarette lighter plug. I soldered the red (+) charger lead to the pin and the black (-) to the ring and used heat shrink tubing to cover the splice.
    Last edited by sector: 4; May 26, 2019 at 06:24 PM.

Similar Threads

  1. trickle charger?
    By Curt in forum General Ariel Atom Discussion (for all UK and US versions)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: March 10, 2014, 05:49 PM
  2. Do I turbo charge or twincharge my Atom?
    By maverick1 in forum US Ariel Atom 2 (Brammo) Technical Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: July 6, 2011, 07:41 AM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts