Subaru Forester: Interior equipment / USB power supply


  • The specification of a USB terminal that can be used is the Atype. If a different specification of terminal is connected, power supply or charging may not be possible, or the device may malfunction.
  • There is a risk that a connected device may malfunction or data may be damaged. The connection of a device shall be performed at your responsibility.
  • To avoid an electric shock or a malfunction, observe the following precautions.
    • Do not connect a USB hub.
    • Do not insert any metal or other foreign objects into the USB terminal.
    • Do not spill water or other liquid on the USB terminal.
  • Be careful not to pull the connected cable. Doing so could break the USB terminal and the connected device.
  • If a device is connected for a long time when the engine is not running, the battery may be discharged. Even when the engine is running, we recommend that you do not connect a device for an unnecessarily long time.
  • Do not connect a malfunctioning device. Doing so may cause smoke and fire.


  • The rated voltage of each USB terminal is DC 5 V/2.1 A (total 4.2 A). Before connecting a device, be sure to read the instruction manual of the device and check whether or not this specification of the output is supported by the device. If a device that requires power exceeding the maximum rating is connected, power supply or charging may not be possible. Even if charging could be completed, the time required for charging may be longer than when the genuine charger for that device is used.
  • Depending on the device, charging may be possible only when a special cable is used. In this case, be sure to connect the device using the special cable.
  • When a device that communicates with a PC is connected, power supply or charging may not be possible.
  • When connect a device for charging, disconnect the device promptly after charging is completed.

How to use the USB power supply

Subaru Forester. USB power supply

Front seat USB power supply (An audio device can be connected and used)

Subaru Forester. USB power supply

Console USB power supply (power supply function only) (if equipped)

Use the USB terminal to use or charge an electronic device.

When using the terminal, open the USB power supply cover. After use, close the USB power supply cover.

When the ignition switch is in the “ACC” or “ON” position, the power can be supplied to the electronic device. Up to DC 5 V/2.1 A can be supplied from each terminal (total of 4.2 A).

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