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Old 05-04-2012, 07:02 PM
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Default 12V Cigarette Lighter Socket

When I turn off my key and open door get out then close the door, locked, do both the 12 V lighter sockets front and passenger still have power?

Today I try to install a dash camera, its power is switched on and off by the lighter socket power. I found after I returned from supermarket the camera was still recording. So if it is forever recording then if I park the car for vacation the camera may drain my 12 V battery.

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Old 05-04-2012, 07:24 PM
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Default Re: 12V Cigarette Lighter Socket

I have a gps plugged into the passenger side 12vdc outlet. The gps powers down when I switch the key off. I don't remember how the driver side outlet works, but I'll try to get to it later today.

UPDATE: Driver side outlet is always on.

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Old 05-04-2012, 07:31 PM
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Default Re: 12V Cigarette Lighter Socket

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYQmr...ature=youtu.be

here is the camera video. I have a 2008 Escape Hybrid and there is only one socket on front, another one on the rear for back seat passengers.

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Old 05-08-2012, 02:16 PM
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Default Re: 12V Cigarette Lighter Socket

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When I turn off my key and open door get out then close the door, locked, do both the 12 V lighter sockets front and passenger still have power?

Today I try to install a dash camera, its power is switched on and off by the lighter socket power. I found after I returned from supermarket the camera was still recording. So if it is forever recording then if I park the car for vacation the camera may drain my 12 V battery.
I have found that the front seat outlet is switched, but the one in the rear seat is continuous. I ran my battery flat one night from a seat warmer left plugged in back there.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:52 PM
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I have found that the front seat outlet is switched, but the one in the rear seat is continuous. I ran my battery flat one night from a seat warmer left plugged in back there.
Really? I found both are continuous. Let me try it again since I plugged the dash camera to the rear one. Maybe it (the front one)has some time delay?

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"What one does not wish for oneself, one ought not to do to anyone else." Confucius, 551 - 479BC.
How One Nation Should Treat Other Nations:
"One hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the most skillful. Seizing the enemy without fighting is the most skillful." Sun Tzu, 544 496 BC.
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