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Isn’t it about time that the auto and electronics industry come up a new standard high current 12 volt outlet design?
“Lighter plugs” are overlarge and inherently flaky and in no way should handle a high current.

And USB is not the answer.

RV, Marine and trailer plugs are a good start.


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Why is USB not the answer?

I would wager that before becoming red hot lighters are drawing more current than charging even two phones would.


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I’m thinking about other uses that could use more current. USB is limited to 2 amps.

A heavier outlet might handle 20 amps so you could use it to fast charge a battery or power heavy appliances.

COFFEE!


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