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Hello,
I have a BMW 320 (new model) which has a cigarette lighter in front of the gear box, and also under the drivers arm rest. I have tried two USB micro chargers (one of which is a Belkin) which work perfectly with the cigarette lighter in front of the gears. However, neither of them work under the armrest. I know there is nothing wrong with this socket, as a traditional tall charger works fine in it, but I can't use it as it doesn't allow the arm rest to come down.
Any suggestions please?
Is there a perhaps a design difference between the 2 sockets?
or possibly a power/watt input/output restriction as to what each socket can deliver (as the USB Belkin Charger can deliver 1000mA at 5V)
Appreciate any idea's
Thanks Garry
 

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Both sockets share the same power line, however, the one under the arm rest also shares it's power with the rear passenger centre console if you have it. Shouldn't make a difference though.
 
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