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what do you think about this? Will it constantly withdrawal power ? this is for the radar of course.OK. that one's totally on me. I hadn't seen TheDude's comments and a few of the ones that spun off of that. I made the bad assumption that the one I responded to was an escalation related to my comments. There was a reason I thought this thread should be shut down or at least cleaned up. I knew it was going to go sideways. I'm as guilty of taking it there as any, so I'll own up to contributing to it and commit to saying nothing else about speeding, radar detectors, etc. in this or other threads.
Trying to reset things a bit: I think we all agree that there are reasons that the removal of the 12V from under the dash sucks. For me the ideal would be USB-C with PD so it can charge tablets and other items with bigger batteries than a cell phone.
For anyone who needs other options: There are ways to get 12V or USB off the OBD-II port. It's not ideal, but it's better than nothing. I think one of the big downsides is that the OBD-II port is always powered, which could result in some additional power drain. Some of the OBD-II to 12V female or to USB connector/cables do have switches that would help with that. Just have to remember to flip it off before leaving your vehicle somewhere unplugged for a long time.
Edit: I'm also going to self-censor and clean up or delete all of my posts in this thread before this one. Too little too late, but maybe it'll help a tiny bit in keeping this a friendly place for people to discuss Rivians and related topics.