In some cars, the power line from the battery to the accessory outlet (aka cigarette lighter socket) is always live. In others, it's off until ignition.
It seems pretty much random which cars are wired which way, and some cars are wired differently between models in the same series.
Assuming I'm not going to do anything stupid like leave a power-draining accessory plugged in over the weekend, are there any side-effects, disadvantages or risks to rewiring an ignition-only socket so that it has a (fused!) direct connection to the battery, bypassing ignition?
Why I'm asking, if anyone is interested: I want to connect a trickle-charge solar panel to my car battery in a car (Toyota RAV4) that doesn't have an always-hot accessory socket (I mostly use the car for short journeys at night, sometimes with days/weeks between journeys and usually 3+ weeks between long journeys, which is terrible for draining my battery - this panel is designed for this purpose and doesn't draw any power when there's no light).
For obvious reasons, I'd like to keep the panel on the dashboard inside the car connected via a (fused) accessory socket, rather than clipping and unclipping it under the bonnet directly (unfused) to the battery every journey with the panel outside the car exposed to weather and passers-by; but before I rewire my socket, I want to know if there are any negative consequences.
The main use of the socket will be charging via the panel, which is why I'm not worried about the most obvious downside of always-on sockets which is that someone could cause a flat battery by forgetting to unplug an accessory.