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Solar battery charger

I want to ensure the battery in my '08 Aveo cranks over in sub-zero temps so I bought a solar charger which can either plug into the cigarette lighter jack OR clamp on to the battery posts.

I used a similar solar panel on my '96 VW Jetta and the lighter/accessories fuse kept blowing.

Is it safe to plug this into my Aveo lighter jack? It's got a zener diode in it.

THanks; Larry

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Yes it will do fine

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