Originally Posted by powercat_ras
On my Escape, I run the 12 volt and ground from the 6 pin connector thru a 10 amp auto reset circuit breaker to the 12 volt battery jump terminals under the hood. I also run the same 12 volt and ground to a 12 volt power outlet to power the Blue Ox Patriot.
Exact same non proprietary battery charging setup my rv dealer put on my 2013 GMC Acadia when they installed my baseplates, rear light diodes - all Blue Ox including the Patriot supplemental portable braking system.
Have you noticed your Patriot charge light only lites up occasionally? Usually when first plugged in briefly, then the light goes off. The cigarette lighter works perfectly fine, tested it with other devices. Mine is not on continuously, I know there's an internal capacitor holding a charge in my Patriot and the Power and Setup lights flash for about 5 minutes after disconnecting.