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colink 12-08-2012 11:04 AM

SAE or Powerlet connector
Does anyone know if there is an SAE or Powerlet style connector anywhere on a 6 series that can be used to charge the battery please?

I was thinking of getting a ctek charger and comfort pigtail which connects via an SAE connector. I could also get an SAE to Powerlet adapter.

colink 12-08-2012 02:37 PM

So no-one has had an answer and my further research indicates that the Powerlet connectors are more common on BMW motorcycles.

So, ctek also sells a comfort indicator with eyelet connections.

Are there any risks associated with unbolting the positive and negative terminals in the engine bay to place the eyelets on them please?

Yorgi 12-08-2012 08:07 PM

Way less weekend activity on this board so you would be lucky to get an answer in 3 hours.

Here is a thread with pics of the quick-disconnect connectors you are asking about. CTEK offers them. Most people are adding them in the trunk.

If you do a search you will find a few threads talking about the pros and cons of charging at the battery vs under the hood as recommended by BMW.

I would drill a small hole in the positive charging plate under the red positive terminal cover and use a small bolt to attach the quick connect wire. The negative can be attached anywhere you can find a decent chassis connection.

colink 12-09-2012 01:31 PM

Thank you Yorgi! (Wonder how many hits I would get if I searched for those words. :-)

I will search on some other words and read the post you linked.

I like your suggestion.

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