PLUGGING IN TO A CIGARETTE LIGHTER
Someone asked a related question, but the answer was not clear. Will this unit charge a car's battery through the lighter if the key is off and out, panel is on the dashboard, and the cig. lighter has no power. My lighter shuts off when the key is removed. Thanks again, Terry
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
on NPower Amorphous Solar Panel Battery Maintainer/Trickle Charger Kit - 7 Watts
This battery maintainer/charger kit will not charge your vehicle's battery through the DC/lighter receptacle if power to the DC/lighter receptacle is turned off. The maintainer/charger would need to be connected directly to the vehicle's battery with the battery clamps to charge it.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
If there is no power going to the cigarette lighter when the key is off, then the charger cannot charge the battery. There must be an electrical connection present. Some cars have an auxiliary connection besides the cigarette lighter that does remain powered that this could be connected to.
answered 6 months ago
- Winston-Salem, NC