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If you made a 14V 150mA solar charger for your cigarette lighter why would the radio turn on when plugged in with no ignition movement?


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2007-12-09 21:11:09
2007-12-09 21:11:09

The radio shares the same power as the cigar lighter. When car is off neither work. Putting power into the plug fires up the radio. This means that using a solar panel to keep the battery up will not work on this car w/o putting the lighter power feed onto a battery supply fuse at the fuse panel.

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