My camera detector won't work when plugged into my USB port, is there a problem with it?

When I plug a Snooper into the cigar lighter it works well, but if I use the USB outlet the Snooper screen shows a large USB logo but doesn't work. Is this because of a lack of power or is there a problem with the outlet? The outlet charges a phone no problem.

Asked on 12 April 2024 by robert battley

Answered by David Ross
It is most likely that the USB outlet is not providing sufficient current to power your camera detector. A 12V socket will typically provide 10 to 20A, whereas a USB socket is typically 5A or fewer. If you have the instruction manual for your detector it should indicate the required power input in order for it to function.
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