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Is there an "always on" power port / cigarrette lighter adapter?


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#1 OFFLINE   Wyotesthybrid

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 01:26 AM

Is there an "always on" power port / cigarrette lighter adapter?

 

Or, are all of the power ports in the ford fusion hybrid only powered on when the ignition is on.

 

If that's true.... what kind of super genius decided on that configuration... ugh

 

 

 

 

how do you charge your devices when not in the vechile (e.g. when i want to go into the store and let my phone charge in my car while i am not there)


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#2 OFFLINE   md13ffhguy

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 03:13 AM

I have a charger plugged into the port inside the console/armrest, and it does continue to charge for a period of time after the key is removed. Not sure how long, but it seems to be at least an hour.
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#3 OFFLINE   murphy

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 04:30 AM

If the 12 volt battery is fully charged the ports stay on for about 70 minutes.

The car already suffers from the 12 volt battery being discharged when the car is not driven every day.  Leaving the ports on would just increase the complaint level.


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#4 OFFLINE   jeffo65

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 06:06 AM

You could buy an external battery pack for your phone and plug it into that when out of the car.

 

You might be able to plug the battery pack into the USB plug in the console and then the phone into the battery.  This way when you shut the car off the battery would still be available for charging.  As long as the battery can charge a phone while it is being charged.

 

I have not tried this, just thought of it now.  I may have to give this a try to see if it will work.


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#5 OFFLINE   machoman1337

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 09:20 PM

I have a charger plugged into the port inside the console/armrest, and it does continue to charge for a period of time after the key is removed. Not sure how long, but it seems to be at least an hour.

 

Can confirm, I have a dash cam plugged into the 12V outlet underneath the MyFordTouch screen, and the charger has a light on it. The light is visible for at least an hour after I turn off the car. If I'm unlocking the car in the morning, the light is off, which means the outlet does lose power at some point.


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#6 OFFLINE   hupsohl

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 04:18 PM

 

Can confirm, I have a dash cam plugged into the 12V outlet underneath the MyFordTouch screen, and the charger has a light on it. The light is visible for at least an hour after I turn off the car. If I'm unlocking the car in the morning, the light is off, which means the outlet does lose power at some point.

 

Do you always leave it plugged in? I have a dash cam as well and was worried that it would drain the battery so I started unplugging it when I park since I usually only drive 4 or 5 days a week.


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#7 OFFLINE   machoman1337

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 05:21 PM

Yes, I always leave it plugged in.

 

I took a 2 week vacation leaving my car at home (with the dash cam plugged in) and the battery was perfectly fine. Your 4-5 days a week is more than enough driving :) On my old Fusion I drove it once a week during the last 8 months of ownership (was in school) and I had a garmin GPS plugged in all the time with no problems.


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#8 OFFLINE   Frank F

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 09:20 AM

If that's true.... what kind of super genius decided on that configuration... ugh

 

 

I know this is years later, but what kind of super genius didn't check that out before purchasing if it's so dang important?



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Posted 06 February 2017 - 11:51 AM

... <snip ... Or, are all of the power ports in the ford fusion hybrid only powered on when the ignition is on. ...<snip> ...

Hate to tell you this but the 12V socket has ALWAYS been a switched socket as far back as I can recall.  I used to plug my CB into it in the '80s (Plymouth Sport Satellite and Fury) and it ALWAYS shut off when ignition was turned off.  It would work in accessory mode, tho.  My '69 Torino GT was same way as were all other cars in between these.

 

The 12V is not immediate loss of power ... it does stay on for some time after ignition off.  But if I'm charging my phone, I'm also not leaving it in the car when I exit.  Therefore whether or not the socket is active is a moot point for me.


Edited by Cobra348, 06 February 2017 - 11:52 AM.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:49 PM

The 12 volt outlets shut off after about 70 minutes unless the 12 volt battery is low.  In that case they shut off immediately.


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