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Old 09-03-2016
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Icon2 Do the 12v power sockets ever shut off?

Just a general question. I just hooked up a Kinivo BT wireless adaptor that plugs into the 12v adaptor. Neat little device for streaming music and calls via bluetooth. I plugged it into the left most power outlet on the bezel (I have two (left and upper right). And after I shut the truck off noticed that the led is still blinking which makes me wonder if this is an always on outlet?

Is that the case with 01' Rangers? I don't think it matters for the device but would rather it not be on all the time.

I have noticed however that after about 30 mins the truck cuts power to everything and wasn't sure if that also included the outlets... I know it shuts the interior lights off. If the 30 min power cut shuts off the outlets then I am OK with that solution.

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No cigarette lighter and power point are constant power. You could rewire one to where it is triggered by a relay connected to the power saver circut that will power off after like 10 minutes.
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I ended doing this yesterday. Took about 15 minutes. Removed the center bezel. Tapped into the wiring harness of my radio yellow/black wire. And now the device turns on when the truck is on and shuts off when I remove the keys. Perfect and connects everytime. Plus I know it's not always on.

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Can 2 additional 12v sources be connected to the radio yellow/black wire that rest in a center console or would this be too taxing on that wire?
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It isn't the voltage its the watts/amps that matter.

Watts to amps here: Watts to amps (A) conversion calculator

Wire guide here: Amps and Wire Gauge - 12V Circuit
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