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Tech Tip: A Quick & Easy Way To Maintain Your LBC's Battery

February 21, 2019 10:43 AM | Bob Chalker (Administrator)

By Mike Woodward

If you are like most of us your LBC is not your daily driver. As a result it can sit for a period of time over which the battery can drain down, so that when you want to go the car will not start as the battery is depleted. To solve this problem most of us connect a battery maintainer an example of which his shown here :

However getting power from the maintainer to the battery usually involves connecting those pesky alligator clips to the battery posts, which if it is like my MGB LE, is under the back parcel shelf and seemingly next to impossible to get to.

A simple solution to this situation is to connect an accessory power plug to the maintainer as shown below:

Then simply plug the power plug into the cigarette lighter socket of your LBC.  If your car did not come equipped with a cigarette lighter outlet, it is a simple matter to add one as I did on my Morris Minor 1000 as shown here :

If you are in any doubt as to how to perform these modifications please contact your local auto electrician for advice.

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