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#1 graham1979

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:33 PM

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.

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http://www.ebay.co.u...=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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#2 Stoney871

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:43 PM

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

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:47 AM

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

#4 harweyko

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:52 AM

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.

#5 irononreverse

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:35 AM

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.


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


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