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I don't know what the logic is for setting this up this way but I don't understand why the 2 USB ports for connecting to Apple CarPlay are always powered. I would like to add wireless CarPlay to my car. All the dongles have a USB connection where you would normally plug in your phone and then this in turn connects to your phone via WiFi. From my research, they seem to work well, and really would like the convenience of just leaving the phone in my pocket or using wireless Qi charging for it.

But with an always powered USB port, this would likely mean that the dongle is always going to be drawing power. Having to unplug the dongle after each trip seems dumb. Might as well just plug in my phone then. Likely they don't draw a lot of power but still, continuous power draw is never a good thing.

Am I missing some secret setting somewhere where you can change whether or not these 2 ports are always powered up or not?
 
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