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Hi. Have new 2023 c-hr hybrid. How can I make the 12v socket to be always live?

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Hi. Have a new 2023 c-hr hybrid. How can I make the 12v socket to be always live?- So I can fit a solar panel to charge it up if away on holiday for a few weeks?

Is there a software/ switchable option? Or how best to get dealer or independant electrician to rewire it?
All guidance appreciated. Thank you. Daisy.
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Use the diognostic port under the dash near the steering wheel, I have a solar panel by AA which has the obdp plug on, I'd not be happy with a permanently live 12v socket in the car馃憤
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It's quite large but sits on dash top well, I believe there are others with chr on here that use the same one馃憤
Thank you Xan and others. This sounds great. Will report back. For convenience, Is there an easy way to have an extension lead permanently connected to the obdp socket that might fit inside the car?
A possible snag for solar charging the 2023 C-HR Hybrid??? - The AA solar chargers family which have an obdp plug, are typically rated at up to 4.5 watts output. Which is a useful output rate during airport outside longish holiday parking.

BUT, I was once told that if using the obdp port for this car, one should not use anything more powerful than the much lower rated ( eg: max. output of 86mA solar charger & which Toyota sometimes supplied ie: the RING RSP150 ).

Is this output limitation correct for obdp charging? (That would scarcely do much useful charging around here)!!

HELP! What should I do?
ie: Can I safely use the AA 4.5W obdp plug Solar charger, plugged in for several weeks?
Thank you.
A possible snag for solar charging the 2023 C-HR Hybrid??? - The AA solar chargers family which have an obdp plug, are typically rated at up to 4.5 watts output. Which is a useful output rate during airport outside longish holiday parking.

BUT, I was once told that if using the obdp port for this car, one should not use anything more powerful than the much lower rated ( eg: max. output of 86mA solar charger & which Toyota sometimes supplied ie: the RING RSP150 ).

Is this output limitation correct for obdp charging? (That would scarcely do much useful charging around here)!!

HELP! What should I do?
ie: Can I safely use the AA 4.5W obdp plug Solar charger, plugged in for several weeks?
Thank you.
I've been using the 4.8 as charger with no problems.....so far馃槵
Thank you Xan and others. This sounds great. Will report back. For convenience, Is there an easy way to have an extension lead permanently connected to the obdp socket that might fit inside the car?
Some other members on here have made a permanent detachable lead, I've not bothered as I just use solar charger as and when I'm not using car for a while, no effort to plug in and unplug as required馃憤
A possible snag for solar charging the 2023 C-HR Hybrid??? - The AA solar chargers family which have an obdp plug, are typically rated at up to 4.5 watts output. Which is a useful output rate during airport outside longish holiday parking. BUT, I was once told that if using the obdp port for this car, one should not use anything more powerful than the much lower rated ( eg: max. output of 86mA solar charger & which Toyota sometimes supplied ie: the RING RSP150 ). Is this output limitation correct for obdp charging? (That would scarcely do much useful charging around here)!! HELP! What should I do? ie: Can I safely use the AA 4.5W obdp plug Solar charger, plugged in for several weeks? Thank you.
My Customer has a Ring Automotive RSP150 connected through the obd connector for weeks on end while she is stateside, it is a really cool bit of kit as works when both sunny and overcast. She's been working away for over a month before now and her Corolla (I think its a Corolla) starts every time
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Looks like a good product, both the ring and AA ones I mean though there's no issues with having a permanently live 12v socket either, my old Mondeo let you choose by moving the fuse between 2 different slots, I always left mine on live so dashcam could always be powered if necessary when parked. I doubt Toyota have the same feature though.
I always left mine on live so dashcam could always be powered if necessary when parked. I doubt Toyota have the same feature though.
The dashcam's offered by Toyota / Lexus as an official accessory / dealer fitted option have a rechargeable battery pack inside the front camera to power the parking mode function.
The battery pack is also cheap & easy to replace when it eventually needs replacement.
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