For the sockets to supply current, the car's electrical system must be set in the lowest ignition position I. The sockets are then active as long as the starter battery level does not become too low.
If the engine is switched off and the car is locked, the sockets are deactivated. If the engine is switched off and the car is not locked, or is locked with double lock temporarily deactivated, then the sockets continue to be active for a further seven minutes.
Remember that use of the electrical socket with the engine switched off entails a risk of discharging the starter battery, which can limit functionality.
Accessories that are connected to the electrical sockets may be activated even when the car's electrical system is disconnected or if preconditioning is used. For this reason, disconnect the connectors when they are not in use in order to avoid the starter battery being discharged.
- Do not use accessories with large or heavy connectors - they can damage the socket or come loose when driving.
- Do not use accessories that can cause interference to the car's radio receiver or electrical system for example.
- Position the accessory so that it is not at risk of injuring the driver or passengers in the event of heavy braking or collision.
- Keep an eye on connected accessories as they can generate heat that can burn passengers or the interior.
Using 12 V sockets
Remove the blanking plug (tunnel console) or fold down the cover (cargo area) in front of the socket and plug in the accessory's connector.
Unplug the accessory's connector and refit the blanking plug (tunnel console) or fold up the cover (cargo area) when the socket is not in use or if the socket is left unattended.
Maximum socket output is 120 W (10 A) per socket.
Using high-voltage sockets
Pull down the socket cover and insert the accessory's plug.
The LEDLED (Light Emitting Diode) lamp on the socket indicates the status.
Check that the lamp is illuminated with a steady green light - only then is current available at the socket.
Disconnect the accessory by pulling out the plug - do not pull on the cable.
Pull up the cover when the socket is not being used or the socket is left unattended.
Maximum socket output is 150 W.
Never modify or repair the high-voltage socket yourself. Volvo recommends that an authorised Volvo workshop should be contacted.
- Only use accessories that are undamaged and fault-free. The accessories must be rated for 230 V and 50 Hz with connectors designed for the socket. The accessories must have a CE marking, UL marking or an equivalent safety marking.
- Never allow sockets, connectors or accessories to come into contact with water or other liquids. Do not touch or use the socket if it appears to be damaged or has come into contact with water or other liquid.
- Do not connect junction sockets, adapters or extension cables to the socket as these can override the socket's safety features.
- The socket is equipped with a protective cover, ensure that nothing protrudes in or damages the socket preventing the cover from doing its job. Do not leave children in the car unsupervised when the socket is active.
Failure to follow the advice given above can lead to severe or fatal electric shocks.