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    cigarette lighter plug relay or not? always on or switched off

    is the lighter plug always on or is there a relay that switches the plug off?

    i like to connect stuff to it when in winter like a heater but if its not always ON that ( and i dont want to rewite anything ) will not work.



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    Quote Originally Posted by spacester View Post
    is the lighter plug always on or is there a relay that switches the plug off?

    i like to connect stuff to it when in winter like a heater but if its not always ON that ( and i dont want to rewite anything ) will not work.
    I know exactly what you mean. I bought a cig ligther charger for my phone, it kept shutting off.. i thought it was the charger.. but now i guess its the lighter itself

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    ow ok so i geuss it wil shutoff

    my current car also got this but maybe this smaller compact car dit not... i geuss it does.

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    It is shut off when the ignition is turned off. And it is only rated at 120W.

    So don't put a heater on it or you are likely to blow a fuse!

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    True and true. It goes off when ignition off. Heater does 2000W LOL it will blow ur car

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    Has anyone figured out how to keep the cigarette lighter powered on?

    I'm tempted to wire 12v directly to the thing.



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