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Old 12-24-2008, 10:22 AM   #11
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OK, so two questions....

1. Does it really charge in any 12v outlet ??

2. Would a little dap of glyptol or something similar cover the charging light?
I think the red charging light is within the reflector assembly. I like the idea of being able to locate the light based upon the red light, but as it appears that people find it too bright, I wonder how hard it wold be to perform a red-ectomy?


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Old 12-24-2008, 12:37 PM   #12
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I installed a few extra 12 volt sockets in the dash.. When I put the led light in it blew the fuse.. These 12 volt sockets are all a little bit different(if you look at how they make contact). I haven't run one all down to see if it's really charging. But youre right I hate things glowing in the dark..

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Old 12-27-2008, 09:54 PM   #13
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Yes the red is in the reflector. I don't know how hard it is to take apart, but there is probably a wire you can snip to lose the red permanently- if it's not all circuit board it is probably a simple connection to the base.
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:16 PM   #14
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i just put mine in today and am letting it charge up tonight.

i got thinking, if you leave it in there all the time and the red light is on, it will drain your battery (albeit slowly).

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Old 12-27-2008, 10:49 PM   #15
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Steve, actually this little light is the result of a secret conspiracy between the big gasoline producers and the power companies. See, if you stick one in your lighter, you'll wake up at 2:00 a.m. worrying about your battery charge UNLESS you run the SMB or the Onan at least once a week (using gas) or plug in (using power). There is an evil genius behind all of this who dreams of a world full of SMBs with little red lights that never go out...
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:24 AM   #16
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I've found it is a bit distracting when driving too- I catch the red light out of the corner of my eye and think something is wrong, or something is on that isn't supposed to be.
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Steve, actually this little light is the result of a secret conspiracy between the big gasoline producers and the power companies. See, if you stick one in your lighter, you'll wake up at 2:00 a.m. worrying about your battery charge UNLESS you run the SMB or the Onan at least once a week (using gas) or plug in (using power). There is an evil genius behind all of this who dreams of a world full of SMBs with little red lights that never go out...
Oh crap. Out it goes.
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