2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Plug-In Power
September 11, 2014
This simple outlet in our 2014 Ram 1500 is often one of its most useful features, at least for people who need to randomly fire up a laptop on the road.
Sure, there are plenty of travel adapters that allow you to power a laptop from a 12V "cigarette lighter" outlet. The problem is, that's not really what they're designed for, so if your laptop of choice is a power sucking electron hog, it won't always last long on such a setup.
This 115V outlet is different. It delivers up to 150 watts of total power, which is plenty for most laptops. In fact, it's enough for anything short of a power drill or a blow dryer. And really, if you're trying to run a blow dryer in the cab or your Ram truck you have other issues that need attention.
Of course, the engineers at Ram were smart enough to guard against those who are that foolish. This outlet has overload protection that will shut it down if its capacity is exceeded. Just unplug your Conair and the outlet will reset itself automatically.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 10,989 miles