Mine has died completely. However I dread taking it to the dealer for this issue.
I would love to have a more reliable and faster charging replacement.
This is a discussion on USB Charger in Center Console within the RAM 1500 Diesel Electrical forums, part of the RAM 1500 Diesel Garage - RAM 1500 Diesel Mechanics Corner category; I've noticed that the USB port (not media) in the center console doesn't charge my phone nearly as fast as when I use my regular ...
I've noticed that the USB port (not media) in the center console doesn't charge my phone nearly as fast as when I use my regular cigarette lighter charger. I think the cig charger is rated as a 1A or 2A fast charger (Android). I assume the Ram USB port is lower.
Anyone know if there's a converter to pull out the USB port and replace it with a traditional cigarette lighter? I'd like to just have the cable running out of the console than having to plug in my charger.
If it's that important of an issue, install a dedicated line.
Make a fused power wire and ground off the battery, through that rubber boot in the firewall next to the steering. Run that to anyplace you want to build in a lighter plug. Amperage limited by your wire size, fuse and plug system.
personally, I think the location of the USB ports wasn't well thought out. Having a cord come out of the top console box and down into the center console is awkward. I have been thinking of adding a USB port just under where the phone cradle is.
'16 RAM 1500 ED Bighorn 4x4 - the sexy bright red one
Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the risk?
4 to 5 inches away from the usb port it unplugs and is a 12v source, if that helps?
The USB port charges and also accepts data, Pandora or a phones music on memory, I prefer to turn the lighter socket into a USB charger, plugging the phone in to the console USB screws with the 8.4 system and needs readjustment every start.