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Charging car battery through 12v cigarette lighter socket


Philip

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Hi. I would like to ask if I could charge my car battery via cigarette lighter (Peugeot 508 2015).

Since I drive my car only once in a month and freezing temperatures are approaching, I am little bit concerned. Lights in my car are already flickering when starting engine on.

Is this type even possible and safe way to charge?

Thank you for answering. 

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Yes, you can charge a car battery through the cigarette lighter socket. However, ensure the lighter socket is “live”, keep the charge rate low to avoid blowing a fuse, and use a suitable charger adapter. Charge for about six hours.

Note that this method is not usually recommended due to the thin wiring and limited power of these outlets.

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