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2012 USB Port as a power supply

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by MountainDog, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Mar 8, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    MountainDog [OP] Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2011
    Aurora, CO
    2012 4x4 Double Cab Off Road
    Vinyl floor; 265/75/16 Duratracs; SnugTop Rebel
    I finally got around to testing this and it works. I usually have a Garmin eTrex GPS mounted on my dash and powered by a cigarette lighter adapter. I brought out the USB cable that I use to plug the GPS into my computer to see if I can use the USB port in the 2012 to power it. The GPS gets power and did not disrupt any Bluetooth stream of music from my iPhone.

    This frees up a cigarette lighter plug to power something else. Planning on Wet Okele seat covers with driver and passenger side heaters, which would require two plugins until I hard wire them (if I even do).

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