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can i use the usb port in the centre compartment of my ute to charge a torch or is it just for audio. thanks bill
 

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Yes you can but might charge slowly
 

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USB only provides 500mA, so depending on current draw and the smarts of your torch, it may blow a fuse (if there is one) or blow a USB driver chip within MyLink (if there is no fuse).

As such, it’s always much safer to use the cigaret lighter socket or power socket with some 12v charger to juice your devices. I believe these sockets are fused (but not 100% sure where the fuse is located).
 

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USB only provides 500mA, so depending on current draw and the smarts of your torch, it may blow a fuse (if there is one) or blow a USB driver chip within MyLink (if there is no fuse).

As such, it’s always much safer to use the cigaret lighter socket or power socket with some 12v charger to juice your devices. I believe these sockets are fused (but not 100% sure where the fuse is located).
 

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just a small led torch , i didn't think it would draw much, it only come with mains and usb charge cable no cigarette plug ,might be saferto get a torch with a cig plug, thanks guys, bill
 

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just a small led torch , i didn't think it would draw much, it only come with mains and usb charge cable no cigarette plug ,might be saferto get a torch with a cig plug, thanks guys, bill
You could get a cigarette charger with USB port.
Find them at any servo or most major retailer
 

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You could get a cigarette charger with USB port.
Find them at any servo or most major retailer
oh I really am getting old i didnt know of those but since you mention itI do now recall seing them . thanks ill get one
 
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