Looking for OBD2 connector power tap

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Hi,

 

I'd like to tap the 12v from an OBD2 connector -- while there's something else plugged in. I want to use  the power for my battery/charger monitor because it's about the only unswitched 12 v easily accessible in today's vehicles.

 

Googling about, I found lots of splitters (to kludgy), power only taps, and OBD2 breakouts ( no real help). I really just want something like a male/fermale connector with the 12 v and ground prought out on a pigtail or similar.

 

Bonus points -- my monitor is avr powered :).

 

Appreciate any suggestions,

 

hj

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Some cars have switched, and unswitched 12V receptacles in the console compartment. My Mazda 3 has them. The direct battery power receptacle has a battery symbol on flip cover.

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Should be plenty of live circuits on the fuse panel, you can get piggyback fuse adapters at most auto parts or camper supply stores.

 

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ki0bk wrote:

Should be plenty of live circuits on the fuse panel...

Many cars now have their fuse panels under the hood/bonnet, and if that were not a problem enough, there are very few accessible fire wall pass thru holes on the newer cars.

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Many cars now have their fuse panels under the hood/bonnet, and if that were not a problem enough, there are very few accessible fire wall pass thru holes on the newer cars.

Exactly, and the one that I'm having issues with is a lease, so no metalworking.

 

I'm getting the impression that there isn't much out there.

 

hj