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Old 01-10-2013, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by 02420X3 View Post
You'll need to use alligator clips. The lighter socket deactivates after a short period of time. If you can find a charger that connects to the ODB-II port then that would work. There is at least one model of solar trickle charger sold in Europe that connects to the ODB-II port, but I haven't seen one on this side of the pond.
Thanks, I think I remember reading some post somewhere about the accessory socket shutting down (maybe it was about radar detectors or something). I just remembered I purchased a Battery Tender Plus to charge the battery for my generator's electric start. It has alligator clips. I'll check the specs on it.
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