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JMBishop
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Posts: 10
Post Re: Do you guys leave your ODB2 Bluetooth plugged in?
on: February 26, 2013 (GMT)

I leave mine plugged in 24/7. My 01 ram has never had a problem with it, it’s my daily but even when leaving it for weeks on vacation it still has no problem. The large battery probably helps. Occasionally I leave my headlights on for hours and the truck still starts.

lNOFXl
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Posts: 1
Post Re: Do you guys leave your ODB2 Bluetooth plugged in?
on: September 29, 2013 (GMT)

Quote from michi098 on November 13, 2012
I managed to install the switch. Works like a charm. Thanks for your help!

To be lazy i put a relay on pin16 energized by key current.

skyemiata12
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Posts: 5
Post Re: Do you guys leave your ODB2 Bluetooth plugged in?
on: March 16, 2018 (GMT)

Sometimes I do. They do not draw much current ant the one I have does not get hot. I would suggest that you not leave the dongle plugged in if you plan on not driving the car for awhile. The dongles do draw current even when the car is shut off.

Redondo Beach, CA
I own a Black 2001 Miata
Constantly working on it, little by little. It is in pretty good shape.
Using TORQUE PRO for awhile now. Love it.

skyemiata12
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Posts: 5
Post Re: Do you guys leave your ODB2 Bluetooth plugged in?
on: March 16, 2018 (GMT)

Sometimes I do. They do not draw much current ant the one I have does not get hot. I would suggest that you not leave the dongle plugged in if you plan on not driving the car for awhile. The dongles do draw tiny bits of current even when the car is shut off. But unless you develop battery trouble or the battery is not properly charging you will have no problems. I know people that leave it plugged in always.

Redondo Beach, CA
I own a Black 2001 Miata
Constantly working on it, little by little. It is in pretty good shape.
Using TORQUE PRO for awhile now. Love it.

skyemiata12
Member
Posts: 5
Post Re: Do you guys leave your ODB2 Bluetooth plugged in?
on: March 16, 2018 (GMT)

Sometimes I do. They do not draw much current ant the one I have does not get hot. I would suggest that you not leave the dongle plugged in if you plan on not driving the car for awhile. The dongles do draw tiny bits of current even when the car is shut off. But unless you develop battery trouble or the battery is not properly charging you will have no problems. I know people that leave it plugged in always.

Redondo Beach, CA
I own a Black 2001 Miata
Constantly working on it, little by little. It is in pretty good shape.
Using TORQUE PRO for awhile now. Love it.

Gadgetjq
Member
Posts: 3
Post Re: Do you guys leave your ODB2 Bluetooth plugged in?
on: March 17, 2018 (GMT)

Quote from stang08 on October 25, 2012
But as far as leaving it plugged in, is that okay? What do you guys do?

It will depend on your reader. I leave my Scantool OBDLink LX plugged in 24/7. It automatically shuts off after 10 minutes of no activity so almost zero power draw until it wakes up again. There is a flashing green light while the device sleeps so power draw isn’t zero.

Cheers!

Host of Gadget’s Avalon Mods page full of tweeks and tips gadgetjq.net

corbeliere
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Posts: 2
Post Re: Do you guys leave your ODB2 Bluetooth plugged in?
on: March 19, 2018 (GMT)

I have a Wifi ELM327 plugged into my Jaguar XFR and a Kiwi PLX in the Volvo V70. They are left connected all the time and I’ve not had any problems. The cars do get used a lot though.

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