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post #1 of 7 Old 12-21-2014, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Auxiliary power port

Is there a way to wire or a fuse so that the auxiliary power port could be used even when key isn't on? For instance so I could charge my phone in the jeep without having the ignition on?
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post #2 of 7 Old 12-21-2014, 10:28 PM
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One of the 3 in my 2012 has a fuse that has 2 positions. One is to keep it on all the time, the other only when the key is on.
I can't remember which one because only one of mine works but I think it was the one in the console.
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By default, the passenger-side power outlet on the center dash is always on.

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post #4 of 7 Old 12-21-2014, 10:50 PM
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According to the 2012 Owner's manual...
The outlet on the right side of the center section is on when the key is in ACC/RUN positions.
The outlet in the console is always on.
The outlet in the rear cargo area (if equipped), is selectable for always on, or on with the key in ACC/RUN positions.

Be careful with those small chargers. The have been known to malfunction and start fires. Somehow they know when they are left unattended.

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It has been correctly mentioned earlier that these ports are not bypassed by car manufacturers since they can be hazardous when left unattended. It is also because usually when a vehicle is started, the self-start mechanism produces a current surge which can cause failure to any electronic circuitry attached to the charging port. You can take a small multi-meter and check which fuse is shorted with the charging port.


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It has been correctly mentioned earlier that these ports are not bypassed by car manufacturers since they can be hazardous when left unattended. It is also because usually when a vehicle is started, the self-start mechanism produces a current surge which can cause failure to any electronic circuitry attached to the charging port. You can take a small multi-meter and check which fuse is shorted with the charging port.
I checked the fuses (in fact I checked every fuse) and they are all good. I think I melted some wires. One of these days I will chase it down...
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This is not by any means a cheap option but if you could wire it through an SPOD. Another option is to wire it directly to the battery with an inline fuse and a switch.

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