In Reply to: Cigarette Lighter question (more) posted by frankieNJ on July 06, 2000 at 14:59:59:
: When i plugged it in, it was a very tight fit, but it worked flawlessly. I unplugged it and plugged it back in a few times, in an attempt to adjust the positioning of the phone. In doin this, i must have either shorted out my lighter, or damaged it. Anyway, the lighter doesn't work anymore and the lighter is also loose when i put it back in. I'm going to have the dealer fix the lighter, but i have a question:
: 1) if i leave the cradle plugged in without the phone in it (over-night or for an extended period of time) will the tiny red LED on the cradle drain the car's battery? (There is no on/off switch) The reason i ask is because i don't want to plug and unplug it often, due to the extremely tight fit. I also wouldn't want to break the lighter again.
: I appreciate any advice.
I think you could leave it plugged in for weeks without running down the battery. I have a similar device for my Motorola StarTac and leave it in the lighter socket, with the StarTac powered on, all the time, including overnight and sometimes all weekend. I never have to use any other form of charging the cell phone... it always has a full charge.