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Old 06-21-2019, 09:28 PM   #11
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Interior lights? But those get power at all times. Umm... Starter relay?

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Starter relay is an off and on thing for starting? So I'm assuming it only has power when the key is fully forward
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Old 06-22-2019, 06:53 AM   #13
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Try the fog light fuse in the passenger cabin. That's where I'm running my "run" power from and I'm 99% sure it doesn't cut out when the starter is engaged.
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Maybe the 12 volt connection in the luggage room.
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I'll check my factory service manual in the morning... Maybe give us some more info on what you're trying to do?

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I feel stupid..., But then again this may not be a good idea. XD windows run while starting the engine which means that power isn't cut, but is that enough power for a cigarette outlet? This is why I need a fuse that's constant. I was gonna post a video of it in action after installation, but I feel it's now better to ruin the surprise.

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You can run the power directly from the battery (installing a fuse of course) or tap into the existing 12V outlet in the car, and install a relay using the windows or whatever other source you find.
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You can run the power directly from the battery (installing a fuse of course) or tap into the existing 12V outlet in the car, and install a relay using the windows or whatever other source you find.
If I tap the original cigarette outlet, would that impact the turbo power output to my phone that takes 5.0v~3.0A? Or unlikely?
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If you come off the battery directly a 02fordsvt said, you'll be fine. You just don't want to leave it connected for long periods of time without the car starting as it will have the potential to drain your battery. Also be sure to install an inline fuse within 1ft of the battery positive connection
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