ISO 4165 is a standard adopted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It describes a double-pole DC connector to supply between 12 and 24 V DC at up to 12 amps to appliances in vehicles. It is similar in design to a cigar lighter receptacle, but is shorter and smaller in diameter. It was originally a standard fitting on all the German military vehicles during World War II.
The current version of the standard is ISO 4165:2001
Other names[change | change source]
Other names for this connector include:
- BMW Accessory plug, used on BMW motorcycles
- Powerlet connector, named after a firm that produces them
- Hella plug or Merit plug, in Australia
At least one manufacturer sells a combination plug that combines a cigar lighter plug and a Powerlet plug.
References[change | change source]
- "ISO 4165:2001 Road vehicles -- Electrical connections -- Double-pole connection". International Organization for Standardization. 2012-04-20.