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I added another cigarette lighter, mounted inside the storage to the left of the steering wheel. It's wired "hot" all the time, meaning that it's connected to the battery. I cut the alligator clip leads off a battery maintaining float charger and replaced them with a 12VDC plug. When my car is put in storage, I plug the float charger into the added socket, "backfeeding" a trickle charge into the battery. It's super easy to connect, doesn't require me to remove the passenger compartment carpeting and battery cover and works very well.
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I added another cigarette lighter, mounted inside the storage to the left of the steering wheel. It's wired "hot" all the time, meaning that it's connected to the battery. I cut the alligator clip leads off a battery maintaining float charger and replaced them with a 12VDC plug. When my car is put in storage, I plug the float charger into the added socket, "backfeeding" a trickle charge into the battery. It's super easy to connect, doesn't require me to remove the passenger compartment carpeting and battery cover and works very well.
So glad this subject came up now. Mine will only be driven once or twice a week--especially in winter. I want to add a trickle charger to a "constant on" 12v cigarette lighter socket, and I came across this:

https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/for...-updated-7255/

Since that's from 2008, I decided to continue on where @cubefx left off here. I hope this will "back feed" a trickle charge into the battery. Any thoughts? Going via the fuse box, will this "back feed" as I hope?
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It sure will. That's exactly what I'm doing.
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