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has anyone fitted a hella socket to their ZR?, if yes how did you do it
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Can you explain what you mean by 'hella socket'?
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It will be a continental type DIN socket - I always knew these as Hella sockets years ago, and it still seems to be a commonly used generic term for them; one of these: 12V 24V 15A CONTINENTAL HELLA / DIN ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET | eBay

MG Rover used to offer one as an accessory fit for the 200/25/ZR (part number VUB100270, now NLA from XPart) - the instruction sheet gave instructions for installing it in the plastic side support for the rear parcel shelf to provide a power feed for lowish powered accessories (the instructions had it wired into the feed for the loadspace lamp, but if it was needed to power anything needing more than a few amps, a separate feed from the fuse box would perhaps be advisable).
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Can you explain what you mean by 'hella socket'?
A HELLA is a socket fitted as standard top trucks now instead of the cigar lighter, it is used for electronic devices like GPS, Cameras and things like kettles. It is a different fitting to a cigar lighter but more securee in that it clicks in and cannot be knocked out like the cigar one. You need a hella to cigar converter for normal devices to be connected but you can get cheap adaptors.

this is the hella connector
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRUCK-CAMPER-VAN-HELLA-DIN-12V-24V-DC-ACCESSORY-POWER-PLUG-/291040452525

this is hella socket
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Continental-DIN-HELLA-12V-24V-15-AMP-Power-Socket-/180502774778

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It will be a continental type DIN socket - I always knew these as Hella sockets years ago, and it still seems to be a commonly used generic term for them; one of these: 12V 24V 15A CONTINENTAL HELLA / DIN ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET | eBay

MG Rover used to offer one as an accessory fit for the 200/25/ZR (part number VUB100270, now NLA from XPart) - the instruction sheet gave instructions for installing it in the plastic side support for the rear parcel shelf to provide a power feed for lowish powered accessories (the instructions had it wired into the feed for the loadspace lamp, but if it was needed to power anything needing more than a few amps, a separate feed from the fuse box would perhaps be advisable).
I was planning on keeping the current cigar socket in my car but adding the hella to the side panel next to passenger footwell then i can pack all spare cables behind headunit.
My question is can the hella socket be easily connected to the current cigar lighter meaning i can have both sockets or should i just replace the cigar for hella and is it a straight swap.?
My GPS has a hella socket on the cable and so does my dash cam so makes sense to use that socket which cannot be knoclked out like cigar one when you move gearknob
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Well you learn something new!

You can either piggyback the lighter socker, take a feed from the fusebox or straight from the battery with inline fuse.
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