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how to activate cigarette socket when auto is off

I try to use the cigarette socket when car is off but doesnt work how can I activate this when ignition is off. STILO 2.4 is the 12V cigarette socket always active when car is not in use.
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Re: how to activate cigarette socket when auto is off

well if its ignition live then you will need to either connect to a permanent live feed or run a fused supply from the battery
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Re: how to activate cigarette socket when auto is off

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well if its ignition live then you will need to either connect to a permanent live feed or run a fused supply from the battery
so you mean is not active when the car is not use reason is I plan to connect solar charger on the 12V cigarette socket and leave it for charging .
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Re: how to activate cigarette socket when auto is off

well thats going the other way. as long as theres no relay on the circuit(shouldnt be)i would assume it will still get back to the battery
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Re: how to activate cigarette socket when auto is off

It cant, because its not connected to the battery. It needs to be a battery connection, not through ignition.
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Re: how to activate cigarette socket when auto is off

oh well its back too my 1st reply then.not a big job
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Re: how to activate cigarette socket when auto is off

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well if its ignition live then you will need to either connect to a permanent live feed or run a fused supply from the battery
a fused supply from the battery ? how does it work / procedure where can I connect the fuse inside the car what color is this ....please provide me details
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Re: how to activate cigarette socket when auto is off

well you have 2 options here. i would be tempted to join into a constant live in the boot if there is one(stilo boys will know)since were not talking big power here. this would save runnig a wire the length of the car sine being a newer car with nice trim it can be a bit of work.
all you would need to do there is splice into the constant live with scotchloks

and then again splice into the light live.

if you want to do it properly then you would need to connect a wire to the battery live. a ring connector over the 10mm bolt would be easiest with an inline fuse.

and run this wire through to the boot(theres a guide in the stilo faq's on running power wires through)
then do as i said in the first part,running the live to the live of the lighter socket.

now if you doing this and want to use the solar charger a fair bit you could actually leave the lighter socket alone and hard wire the charger in. the charger only has a + and - or + and earth as i'll describe it. either cut of the charger lighter plug or to keep both options connect the positive to the charger via scotchlok. now for an earth you need to find a bolt on the bodywork.usually a few in the boot(stilo boys will say where)and again a ring connector on a wire under the bolt is the easiest.
this is connected to the other wire on the charger cable.
think ive made this sound more complicated than it is
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