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I'm not sure what the power rating of obd.
If obd can provide the same amp power as the one from cigarette lighter adapter, it should be ok.
 

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More than I can review. ;)
I'd be very wary of using obd to power anything that needs a lot of power constantly.
It may be fine but if something messes up the obd, it's big bucks to fix computer.
 

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Agree with @Sunny

This is similar to how we use USB to power devices- neither one was designed for or meant to be used that way, even if it can usually be done safely and effectively. Far better (though often less convenient) to use things in the manner they were designed for- in this case tapping into a car fuse or ciggie-lighter socket.

Phil
 
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