Where can I find the amperage limit of the 12v accessory outlet ?
On page 221 of Owners Manual:Where can I find the amperage limit of the 12v accessory outlet ?
Added note: Although the power system is "on" while using the accessory setting, the power will be cut and accessory turned off in one hour to conserve battery life. Honda really has thought of everything.On page 221 of Owners Manual:
"The accessory power socket is designed to supply power for 12-volt DC accessories that are rated 180 watts (15 amps) or less. To prevent 12-volt battery drain, only use the power socket with the power system on."
If you are using a higher demand device, it would make more sense to have the car "running". If it's just like a phone charger or something, the accessory mode should be sufficient. The downside of this is the car will shut off the port to protect the 12v battery.Just to be clear, "power on" does not mean that gas engine must be running does it ?
Just to be clear, "power on" does not mean that gas engine must be running does it ?
Power "ON" is the normal mode you'd start the car in (i.e. NOT accessory mode). Note that Honda recommends the same Power "ON" status for using the supplied air compressor in the 12V outlet - https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/23068-post3.htmlSo, I should run the gas engine when using my little 14 amp PowRyte tire inflator
I think the disconnect is the engine running part. If the car is "running" the engine isn't necessarily running as well (if in EV mode). But if the power demand requires more electricity to be generated, the ICE will kick on to provide as necessary.Yeah I know that. But some references seem to say that being in Power Mode is sufficient for using the 12 volt outlet. I'm convinced I should start the engine. Thanks.