What happens when I take it out?

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Does it keep working if you take it out? As in, is it battery powered and if so do i charge it? Does the 3G capability keep working when I take it out, and will I be notified through the app if the tracker is taken out or dislodged?
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Posted 3 months ago

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No. It's powered by the vehicle's OBD-II port.
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The automatic pro stops working as well?
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Goes without saying.
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Zia Khan

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Thanks.
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Does the app say device disconnected, or something along those lines, if your device dislodges or is removed?
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The classic app just says when the device is connected, as in when the engine is running. I'd guess it's similar on the pro app.

The app/device can't really distinguish between being disconnected because the engine is off or because the adapter has been unplugged. As previously mentioned, the adapter gets power from the port, so it can't really send any sort of alert if it is removed.
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Hi Zia and estmatic,

estmatic is 100% correct here. The Automatic Pro adapter is only powered on when it is plugged in and the vehicle is turned on. Because of that, it can't send a notification if it is unplugged.