Accessory power source.

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Jivermo
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Accessory power source.

Post by Jivermo » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:27 pm

:study: I need to hook up a female cig lighter type charger for my phone. Where is a good place to draw the 12v power from?

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Re: Accessory power source.

Post by Randy in Maine » Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:44 pm

How about from the "silver socket" using this gizmo...

http://www.powerlet.com/product/plug-to ... ockets/279

The one I Have has 2 cig outlets on it.
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Re: Accessory power source.

Post by glasseye » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:10 am

This is probably a Colin question. Don't VWs have cigar lighters? Inspect another VW and see where they tap the power from.

First, do you want "always hot"? Or "only hot with ignition on"?

Second, wherever you power it from, make sure it's fused.

Converting from a female cigar lighter plug (the most flexible auto connection) to a USB charging port is simple and cheap. USB charging is probably what you're looking for in any case, right?

http://dx.com/p/car-cigarette-powered-c ... ite-179481
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Re: Accessory power source.

Post by Randy in Maine » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:52 pm

Actually this is the one I have. Very well built. I only paid about $15 for mine though.

http://www.powerlet.com/product/powerle ... l-cable/49
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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:22 am

glasseye wrote: do you want "always hot"?
make sure it's fused.
Always hot, yes, from accessory fuse #7 in most late buses.
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Re: Accessory power source.

Post by Jivermo » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:17 pm

Thanks, guys! Appreciate the help.

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