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VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual ➜ Power suppliers

such as solar panels or battery chargers, to  
charge the 12 volt battery.  
Lighter  
Use only electrical devices that comply with  
the corresponding directives in force regarding  
electromagnetic compatibility.  
Please note on  
page 205.  
,at the beginning of this chapter,  
· To prevent voltage fluctuations from  
cause damage, turn off electrical devices before  
switching the ignition on and off and starting the  
engine. When the Start-Stop system automatically  
shuts down the engine and restarts it, depending  
on the equipment, it is not necessary to switch off  
the electrical devices.  
· Never connect to an electrical outlet  
Fig. 160 In the lower part of the center console: in cigarette  
12 volt electrical devices that consume more  
power than indicated. Exceeding the maximum  
lighter.  
power consumption could damage the vehicle's  
electrical system.  
— With the ignition on, push the igniter button in.  
· Observe the operating instructions for  
electrical devices!  
— Wait until I jump.  
— Remove the cigarette lighter and use it ÿ p. 205.  
The 12-volt battery slowly discharges when  
electrical devices are turned on  
The cigarette lighter socket can also be  
used as a 12 volt socket.  
with the engine off and the ignition on.  
Non-insulated devices can cause  
interference to the radio, infotainment system  
and vehicle electronics.  
Power suppliers  
Introduction to the topic  
Power sockets in the vehicle  
Electrical devices can be connected to the vehicle's  
power sockets.  
Note and , at the beginning of this ca  
Devices must be in perfect condition.  
chapter, on page 206.  
Do not use defective devices.  
The 12 volt outlet only works with  
ignition on.  
WARNING  
Improper use of power outlets  
and electrical devices can cause fire and serious  
injury.  
· Never leave a child unattended in the vehicle.  
Power outlets and the devices connected to  
them can be used when the ignition is on.  
Fig. 161 At the bottom and at the rear of the center console or  
in the boot: power socket  
· If electrical devices get too hot, turn them off  
immediately and disconnect them from the  
mains.  
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12 volt with folding cover 1 or with removable cover 2  
NOTICE  
· To avoid damage to the electrical system, do not  
Never connect electrical devices that supply  
current to 12 volt outlets,  
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practical equipment  
Shutdown due to overheating When  
the temperature exceeds a certain value, the  
converter from the 230 volt socket automatically shuts  
down. The disconnection prevents overheating when  
the power consumption of the connected devices is  
excessive or the ambient temperature is very high.  
The 230 volt socket can be used again after a cooling  
phase.  
Fig. 162 At the rear of the center console (depending  
on equipment): 230 volt socket.  
To be able to use the 230 volt socket again after  
the cooling phase, you must first unplug the  
connector of the device that was connected and  
then plug it back in. This prevents the electrical  
device from being turned on again unintentionally.  
Make sure that the maximum power consumption  
listed for each outlet is not exceeded.  
The power consumption of the devices is indicated  
on the type plate.  
DANGER  
12 volt outlet  
The electrical system is under high voltage!  
It has a maximum power consumption of 180  
watts.  
· Do not spill liquids into the power outlet.  
If the vehicle is equipped with multiple power outlets  
and two or more electrical devices are connected  
at the same time, make sure that their total  
· Do not plug adapters or extension cords into the  
230 volt socket. Otherwise, the integrated child  
lock will unlock and the socket will work.  
consumption never exceeds 180 watts ÿ p. 206.  
230 volt socket  
· Do not insert conductive objects (a knitting  
It has a maximum power consumption of 150  
watts (300 watts peak).  
needle, for example) into the contacts of the  
230 volt socket.  
With the engine running, the socket is automatically  
activated as soon as a plug is inserted. If there is  
NOTICE  
sufficient energy available, the socket can also  
continue to be used when the engine is switched  
off ÿ .  
· Do not hang heavy devices or connectors, eg.  
e.g. a power adapter, directly from the power  
outlet.  
Connecting an electrical device: Plug the plug into  
· Do not connect neon lamps.  
the socket as far as it will go to unlock the integrated  
· Only connect devices whose voltage matches  
that of the outlet to the outlet.  
child lock. The socket is only supplied with power  
once the child lock has been unlocked.  
The built-in overload cut-out function  
porada prevents those electrical devices that need  
a high inrush current from turning on. In this case,  
disconnect the power supply from the electrical  
device and retry the connection after approx. 10  
seconds.  
Power socket LED indicator ÿ fig. 162  
Permanent green  
The child lock is  
light: unlocked. The outlet is ready to work.  
Flashing Green Light The ignition is off  
Connected, but enough power is available  
to continue feeding the outlet with power for  
up to 10 minutes. If the connector is still  
Some devices may not function properly  
when connected to the 230 volt outlet due to  
lack of power (watts).  
unplugged  
Before this time elapses, the socket is  
disconnected and cannot be used again until  
the ignition is switched on again.  
Flashing red light: There is some abnormality,  
for example, disconnection due to  
overcurrent or overheating.  
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