Why wont Magellan 3225 function while plugged into a cigarette lighter?
can't handle capacity.
Check the fuse for that power supply, it may be blown.
I have had problems with Magellan power cords. Had to replace twice.
Assuming the question was meant to be "Can you safely leave things plugged into the cigarette lighter of a car if they're turned off?" - the answer is yes. Read More
Can I use a usb to 3.5mm jack cable plugged into the cigarette charging port of the car to play music in my car using my phone?
No, because you are only connected to the power system when plugged into the cigarette lighter. The cigarette lighter does not play music. You need to be connected to the speakers. Read More
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Can 1997 ford explorer cigarette lighter turn off when ignition turns off Otherwise accessories plugged in will drain the battery.?
Sorry, no - there is no shut off switch for the cigarette lighter. It is wired so a person can use the cigarette lighter without having to use the ignition key to switch to the accessory position or start the vehicle. Read More
Will leaving your FM transmitter plugged into your cigarette lighter while the car is off do anything. Will it hurt or ruin the battery?
It will probably keep transmitting and place a small drain on the battery. Read More
You may need to add a filter. It could also be an indication of a bad alternator or fuel pump or other faulty electrical equipment. Read More
Auto-heater plugged into the cigarette lighter drained battery replaced battery but the 2004 mercury mountaineer will not start Can anyone help?
Jump start car and do not run heater with engine not running. Read More
You have to check your fuse for the lighter...if that doesnt work pep boys or autozone has a little to that they touch it with to see if it has any power if not then you might have to remove your dash to make sure wires are not rubbing or that everything is connected and plugged right Read More
What could be wrong with a 2000 Ford Expedition when a code scanner is plugged into the port but does not turn on?
Fuse # 3 is a 20 amp fuse for the OBD II scan tool connector and the cigarette lighter Read More
An iPod Nano is sold with a charger that can be plugged into a port of any powered-up computer. One can also buy iPod Nano chargers separately; most can plug into either electrical sockets or a car's cigarette lighter attachment. Read More
Something shorted together the positive and negative terminals in the lighter socket, and blew a fuse. You need to find out what shorted the terminals - maybe the charger, maybe the charger plug, or maybe something metal fell into the light socket. Then you can replace the fuse and find out whether you really fixed the trouble. Read More
Why would cigarette lighter plug in jag se 2000 4.0 burn up new garmin gps unit when plugged in according to instructions and how do we test or repair the plug so it doesn't destroy more accessories?
Throw the Jaguar out as they have notoriously awful electrical systems. Read More
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?
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. Read More
What is the name of the part that can be placed on the battery to keep it charged when the car is not used much?
Battery Charger/ Maintainer. The automatic variety will constantly check the battery and keep it "topped off". Solar Chargers are very green and pay for themselves over time. Some can be plugged into the cigarette lighter. Read More
Its function is to supply electrical power via a plug that is plugged into it to supply an appliance. Read More
The HTC Evo 3D smartphone uses a "micro-USB" plug which can be purchased at any electronics store, to be plugged into a wall charger, or a car cigarette lighter adapter, or by USB to your PC or laptop. ask around; your friends almost certainly have a spare one. Or buy two; they are inexpensive. Read More
Why would a car's accessories such as the radio and things plugged into cigarette lighter port lose power for just a moment when the turn signal or hazard lights first come on?
Maybe because the flasher, works like an interruptor and cycles on and off. Drawing more power from the battery. And the radio and the cigarret ligther are they are accesories. Which run on a different circuit. Read More
you know ive seen an s10 come through the shop that had a similar problem,see if you have anything plugged in to your 12 volt cigarette lighter,they had a charger that was bad and it would blow the fuse as fast as you could plug it in Read More
Which fuse would control Headlights heater motor sunroof turn signals and a few more things as well on a 2002 Toyota Celica Gt When I plugged in a power inverter into my cigarette lighter they died?
Your owners manual will have the fuse panel diagram in it. If not, check the fuse panel cover, might be there. If that doesn't do it pull the fuses one by one and see which one is blown. Read More
A Pulse cigarette is an electronic cigarette can come in many different shapes and sizes. The two main types are disposable (non rechargeable) and rechargeable. They can be realistic cigarette styles (as above), cigar styles or even in the shape of pens and other items. For this guide we will talk about the realistic style rechargeable electronic cigarettes. An electronic cigarette is made up of two parts. The body or white part is the rechargeable… Read More
The function of the live wire in a 3 pin plug is to deliver the voltage potential to the device when is plugged into the receptacle. Read More
Could be a blockage in the air supply, a weak solenoid in the case of vehicles with air horns using an electric solenoid, or a faulty valve mechanism. Read More
If the fuse blows even with nothing plugged into it, there is likely to be a dead-short in the lighter outlet itself. Check a local auto parts or junk yard for a replacement - should be pretty inexpensive. Read More
180 Watts max, but please allow me to explain. Wattage is calculated by multiplying the voltage by the amperage, and since we know that the average cigarette lighter fuse is 15 amps (that is the limiter that keeps the current from going any higher than that) and that the average vehicle uses a 12volt system, 12 volts x 15 amps = 180 watts. That means that if you try to use more than 180 watts… Read More
Does wiring a CB radio with a PA system directly to the battery or fuse make it have a longer range or make the PA speaker louder than if you plugged it into the DC power outlet aka cigarette lighter?
Powering a CB Radio/PA System In theory, the answer could be yes, BUT... IF so, the improvement would be so minuscule [tiny] that no one would be able to tell the difference. Read More
An electronic cigarette can come in many different shapes and sizes. The two main types are disposable (non rechargeable) and rechargeable. They can be realistic cigarette styles (as above), cigar styles or even in the shape of pens and other items. For this guide we will talk about the realistic style rechargeable electronic cigarettes. An electronic cigarette is made up of two parts. The body or white part is the rechargeable battery (fig 1) and… Read More
No. That is an equation. A fraction can be plugged into it for x or y. An example of a fraction is 1/2 Read More
What might cause the fuse for the auxiliary power sockets to blow on a 2003 CR-V even when nothing is plugged in?
check to see if something fell in a lighter/accessory socket Read More
Not sure why, (might have something to do with leaving my cellfone car charger plugged in most of the time, whether the cellfone is connected or not) but this happened also on my 2005 Buick Rendezvous. I thought I'd checked all the fuses, but turns out the fuse is in the under the hood fusebox, not the one inside the car - passenger side left - console. I found the correct fusebox under the hood… Read More
If your PS3 controller only works when plugged in it could be many problems. First check to see if it is charged, if not it will only work when plugged in. If it is charged and still doesn't work then it's Bluetooth function is probably broken and you will have to replace it. Read More
The function of a GFCI is any fault to ground will automatically trip the circuit. For example, if a hairdryer is plugged into a GFCI receptacle and it is dropped into a sink of water, the GFCI will shut down power to the receptacle. Read More
The Generic USB Hub is a HI-SPEED USB device and will function at reduced speed when plugged into a non-HI-SPEED port Read More
This may not work for your vehicle, this is a generic response. On most cars, there's a supporting ring that you see on the exterior, (usually green and sometimes it lights up) and then there's the slot part where the lighter plugs into. Well, you need access to back of it, which may be as simple as removing the ashtray, or it may require removing dash parts. Basicly the back part just screws into the… Read More
Monitor is not plugged in or monitor is not plugged in to computer Read More
How long can the battery be disconnected on a 2001 Mercury Mountaineer without disrupting the computer programs?
As soon as you take a battery cable off it will disrupt the computer program ( I understand that there is a item with a 9 volt battery in it that can be plugged into the cigarette lighter socket that maintains the programming ) You will not disrupt the programming, what happens is that learned items, such as engine idle characteristics radiao presets, and transmission shift patterns will be lost and will relearn on start… Read More
Basically, a USB port means that USB devices can be plugged in or pulled out of the USB port (socket) without needing to switch off the computer first. Read More
Plugged air filter? Plugged fuel filter? Plugged catalytic converter? Read More
A computers energy source is electricity. When using a computer plugged in or not it is drawing electricity from the battery or from a plug which is connected into the PC and a wall outlet. When there is no electricity the computer cannot function. Read More
The computer does not always charge whiten its plugged in. Sometimes it is in standby mode even if it is plugged in. Read More
Burn the end of your finger ! It rolls around the floor of your car while your MP3/GPS/Phone/Laptop/Air Freshers/Fans & Heaters.....etc. are all plugged in like a electrical hazard Christmas Tree! Read More
Plugged fuel filter, plugged air filter, restricted exhaust, plugged catalytic converter. Read More
Answer: Any device which exceeds a computer's VA/Watt rating should not be plugged into the outlets. Most printers can be plugged into a power strip. A laser printer, however, should be plugged directly into the wall. Read More
That is the correct spelling of "plugged" (closed a leak, drain, or opening). Read More
It depends on the car. Some vehicles shut off power to the lighter port when the ignition is not cranked. Others do not. If your car still allows power to the port, then the charger will still draw from it, phone plugged in or not. Read More
Plugged In - album - was created in 1993-09. Read More