Motor Monkey

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Are you ready for the motormonkey? The smallest, lightest in-car charger in the world, motormonkey can charge most popular mobile phones, smartphones, iPads, iPods and more whilst you're on the move.

The revolutionary motormonkey in-car charger has self-sensing technology that can recognise when an Apple iPad has been connected and changes the power settings accordingly. Lightweight and compact as the original, the motormonkey provides a complete charging solution for most 5V devices.

The slim line design means that the motormonkey in-car charger is unobtrusive and you can leave it plugged into your cigarette lighter when you're not using it, without worrying about draining your car's battery. The motormonkey is designed to be permanently located in the car's socket, sitting passively until you need it. Only when your mobile or other electronic device is connected does the internal intelligent circuit activate the supply of power to the unit. When your device is fully charged, motormonkey will automatically shut down - ready for when you need it next.

You can also charge your 5V Powertraveller portable chargers such as the powermonkey range and the solarmonkey adventurer via the motormonkey.

The motormonkey in-car charger will fully support Apple iPods & iPhones via the motormonkey's USB socket by using your white sync / charge cable supplied with your Apple product.

Please Note: The barrel of the motormonkey V3 will read "MM V2". Please ignore this.

Works With

  • Hand-held Cameras/Action Cameras
  • iPads/Tablets
  • PDAs
  • iPhones/Smart Phones
  • Mobile Phone
  • iPods/MP3/MP4
  • PSP/Hand-held/Games Consoles
  • Sat-Navs/GPS
  • Cars/Motorbikes/Boats
  • Head Torches

Will also work with:

  • Hand-held Cameras/Action Cameras
  • PDAs
  • Sat-Navs/GPS
  • Cars/Motorbikes/Boats
  • Head Torches 

Tech Specs

  • Dimensions (L*H*W cm): 4.3 x 2.4
  • Voltage: USB 5.5V 2A


  • Weight 40g
  • Dimensions 43 x 24mm
  • Output voltage USB 5.5V 2A
  • Input voltage 12V/24V 

In The Box

  • 1 x motormonkey in-car charger


Q: I need an in car-charger for my powermonkey. What do you recommend?
A: Buy one of our fantastic motormonkeys! You can charge your powermonkey using the retractable USB cable that comes with both the powermonkey and motormonkey kits.

Q: Does the white apple sync cable come with the motormonkey?
A: No, this is for demonstration purposes only and is not included with the motormonkey.

Q:My motormonkey will not work in my car?
A:Please check the following:

  • The Motormonkey is firmly inserted into your 12v socket
  • Your lighter socket is live. Do any other devices work from it? Is the Fuse OK
  • Please check that you have a compatible device connected and ready to charge. The Red LED will only turn ON when charging commences
  • Ensure that there is not a build up of ash, dust or other contaminates and that the metal contacts are clean. You can clean these with a cotton bud and some white spirit - always ensure the socket is off before attempting to clean and never stick a metal object such as a screwdriver inside to clean the contacts as this could short the socket and blow the fuse.
  • Please try in an alternate car if the Motormonkey still appears not to work

Q: Will my motormonkey recharge my powermonkey?
A: Yes, please connect the retractable USB cable to your motormonkey and insert the other end directly into the charge socket of your powermonkey

Q: Can I charge my laptop from my motormonkey?
A: No, the motormonkey is only suitable for 5v devices such as Mobile phone, iPods, Mp3 players, GPS and Sat Navs, Handheld games consoles etc

Q: Can the motormonkey be used in my truck or lorry which has a 24v socket?
A: Yes - the Motormonkey can be used in both 12v and 24v sockets

Q: Do I need to remove the motormonkey from the cigarette lighter socket when its not in use?
A: No, the motormonkey will draw no power from your vehicles battery unless a device is plugged in and requires charge. Once your device is fully charged, the motormonkey will become passive again. The motormonkey is designed to sit almost flush in your cigarette lighter socket so you can leave it in-situ and close the coverflap if your car has one.

Q: What are the benefits of the motormonkey over other cheaper alternatives?
A: The motormonkey is universal. If you change your phone you do not have to purchase a new charger, making it beneficial to the environment too. The motormonkey also has many safety features to protect your phone and your car battery. It is the smallest, lightest in car charger in the world.

Q: Will the motormonkey work with the Sony Aspen mobile phone?
A: There is a resistor bridge in motormonkey to support the Apple iPhone. This resistor bridge does not support the SONY Aspen mobile phone so use our female USB tip and the SONY supplied cable to charge your SONY Aspen mobile phone.