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graham1979

Fiesta 12V Power Outlet Not Turning Off

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Guys

I bought two cheap dash cams from ebay for the front and rear of the car (inside) and these have batteries built in (could be important).

When I leave them plugged into the 12 volt power outlet they stay powered on/charging even after 20 minutes, which is when I thought it switched off. i left the little screen down and it is still powered on even when the battery of the camera is flat, it is still drawing a charge and I am worried that it will flatten the battery. The link shows they type of camera I bought, thinking about it sometimes they do power off. The adapter I have is made by ring and has 3 lights on showing battery power of the car's battery low/medium/high and this always stays illuminated as do the two adapters, one going to each camera.

linky:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VIDEO-DASH-BOARD-IN-CAR-VEHICLE-CAMERA-DRIVING-CAM-ROAD-/250684120065?pt=UK_Gadgets&hash=item3a5df01c01

i bought mine for £20, they put the price up when they run low on stock. the image quality is quite good for something so cheap and is on a par with my friends roadhawk dc-1 although no gps etc. dont buy one of these cameras with infa-red it will bounce off the window.

thanks guys

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Ford standard is that the 12v sockets always stay on.

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Exactly right, 12V socket is permanent live not ignition switched.

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I'm using following small device, 60USD from dealextreme:

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due to power-on/off when there is electricity in poweroutlet I've installed one small switch in front of handbrake, so I never forgot to turn it on every time I'm moving.

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I'm using following small device, 60USD from dealextreme:

imag0095oa.jpg

due to power-on/off when there is electricity in poweroutlet I've installed one small switch in front of handbrake, so I never forgot to turn it on every time I'm moving.

How have you installed the switch? I'd be interested in setting up something similar in my car.

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