About acc. power receptacle

I wonder if any of you know whether or not the accessory power receptacle --the one located at the bottom of the Maxima's middle-console box-- discharges power, even in small amts, whenever
something such as a phone charge is plugged in, even if the phone itself is not plugged in. (The charger does not have an LED either.)
This is at the heart of a differing of opinion between my wife and the dealership. They say it does, and that if the car is not driven for several days (most recent example, 3.5 days) it can discharge the battery! They say that most people never experience a problem with the trickle effect because they drive their car enough to overcome it. This just sounds really fishy to me.
This car has had two major battery failures since the dealer did the recall work related to a lumbar seat wiring harness issue. She points out that if they are right, why did the car do just fine for 2 years prior to their work, with the charger plugged in? There were several instances when the car sat idle longer than this time. In addition, this 2nd time was on a brand new battery.
Answers, opinions welcome.
--Richard
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
does the socket have power with key off? I think the story is fishy, too, but is VERY easy to check (or for them to prove, if true...). Take an ammeter, hook it up, and see if the amp reading changes when you plug something in. Enough people 1) leave their phone charger plugged in, and 2) don't drive for a few days. There would be a lot of pissed people if this were the case...
-mike w
Richard Huggins wrote:

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Richard Huggins wrote:

I think she might have misunderstood them. The socket does not draw power when the car is off, but lots of electronics do and the battery will die if left undriven long enough.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
...few 'thousand' possibilities for batt to drain, pls fill in: Vehicle model, mileage? Charge voltage?
Most outlets are connected via fuses/relays as 'factory setting': ign key has to be turned to get pwr. Tst it: Any empty cellular display will indivcate the charging-state, when charger draws pwr and fills the batt.
Buy the 10$ multimeter to check the suggested amps, used as standin. Should be 0.05A or less. If its more, pulling fuses one by one will show which circuit dries your batt. Alas some dealers cannot do even that...
--
Wiikinki
www.cardomain.com/ride/748507/1
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.