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Since this outlet is remote from the driver, it is powered
by the ignition switch, only when it is in the ЉONЉ or
ЉACCESSORYЉ positions, to protect the battery against
discharge. Note: Neither of the power outlets will accept
a cigar lighter unit. They are intended only for accessory
Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off
Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not
in use (i.e. cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent engine starting.
Accessories that draw higher power (i.e. coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these inter-
mittently and with greater caution.
After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
generator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
114 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE