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#1 johnS

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:14 PM

Hello,

 

My car has one cigarette lighter socket
and one accessory socket and they are both live all the time. I want it
so it turns on only when the key is turned as I have a dash camera now
and cant have it draw from the battery all the time or it will go flat. I
heard its just a case of changing the fuse to another position, is that
the case, if not how do you do it?



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:13 AM

You would have to ensure that the power source is of a suitable amperage rating (20A).



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 04:27 PM

You would have to ensure that the power source is of a suitable amperage rating (20A).

 

 

Is that hard>?



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:03 PM

A case of digging through a wiring diagram for an ignition switched 20A source.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:16 PM

or connect the lighter socket supply to a 12v normally open relay and use the ignition  acc to activate it



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:33 PM

this is somthing i have thought about, one idea i had was to put in a second lighter next to the first one.

 

the second one would only come on with the ignition.

 

so if your phone is plugged in hidden it will still charge on number one.

 

but your camera will turn off, when you leave the car on number two.

 

one thing is worth thinking about is, if you where to have a minor bump the first thing you would do is take out your keys when you get  out of the car.

but you still need the camera recording. this wont happen,

the camera connected to the acc supply will turn off after a couple of minutes.

 

what camera have you got? and what sized card are you recording on too?

 

EDIT... :unsure:

 

just reread your first post and you all ready have two sockets so you only need to change the supply for one, ferretflooozy's idea sounds good to me.

 

but please do let us know what camera you have and maybe a link on where to get one.   :)



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:40 PM

John, as/when/if you succeed, care to share?

I'd like mine to do the same (same reason too)

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:51 PM

this is somthing i have thought about, one idea i had was to put in a second lighter next to the first one.
 
the second one would only come on with the ignition.
 
so if your phone is plugged in hidden it will still charge on number one.
 
but your camera will turn off, when you leave the car on number two.
 
one thing is worth thinking about is, if you where to have a minor bump the first thing you would do is take out your keys when you get  out of the car.
but you still need the camera recording. this wont happen,
the camera connected to the acc supply will turn off after a couple of minutes.
 
what camera have you got? and what sized card are you recording on too?
 
EDIT... :unsure:
 
just reread your first post and you all ready have two sockets so you only need to change the supply for one, ferretflooozy's idea sounds good to me.
 
but please do let us know what camera you have and maybe a link on where to get one.   :)


Hello, yes the camera is a Prestigio Roadrunner HD1, availible from Amazon. I wouldnt recommend it! The card I use is a 16GB card.

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