OBD connector.

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OBD connector.

Post by den » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:30 pm

Have continued my research into a solar charger for my 2019 model E Pace petrol.I
As the 12_volt socket is not "live" I need an OBD connector.
Can can anyone e tell me how to find the socket and when connected will it interfere with anything else tech wise.

Thanks Den.

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Re: OBD connector.

Post by Taurus » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:53 pm

Hi den, OBD connector is alongside centre console, just as knee roll finishes, (assuming car is RHD) you can see it if you crouch down and look just past brake pedal, I don't know if it will have live feed when car is in sleep mode, Tony
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Re: OBD connector.

Post by Jph » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:21 am

I wouldn’t be messing around with the OBD port to charging the battery.
If you are using a solar charger specifically designed to charge a 12V car battery then it is best connected directly to the battery. It should have a fused so that it cannot short the battery if the wires get damaged or the charging circuit developes a fault.

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Re: OBD connector.

Post by twabrigs » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:24 am

OBD for solar charge to battery seems fine - previous thread here viewtopic.php?f=8&t=962&p=6394#p6394 on the strength of which I bought and used a solar charger over the summer with no problems.
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