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I use the power socket in the center console for my dashcam , does anyone know if this switches off after a set time once the car is locked ?

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Around 20 minutes after locking the car in my experience

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The front power socket in my Edge stays on for a couple of three hours. Like yourself, I have my dashcam powered from it. I find that it can be a bit of an antitheft deterrent as my colleagues at work often ask me if I know my dashcam powered up.
Dave

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5 hours ago, DavesEdge said:

The front power socket in my Edge stays on for a couple of three hours. Like yourself, I have my dashcam powered from it. I find that it can be a bit of an antitheft deterrent as my colleagues at work often ask me if I know my dashcam powered up.
Dave

Thats great thanks , didnt want to leave it and flatten the battery :)

 

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Stupid question time... where is your front 12v socket?

Mine is inside the centre armrest, but I've seen US spec cars with a socket located on the side of the centre console... I would have expected a socked in the storage compartment in front of the gear lever - where the USB sockets are. 

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My power socket is under the armrest as well, I referred to it as the front to to separate it from the rear one also located in centre console.
Dave

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Phew. I thought I was missing something...

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14 hours ago, xn85 said:

but I've seen US spec cars with a socket located on the side of the centre console... I would have expected a socked in the storage compartment in front of the gear lever - where the USB sockets are. 

The car I test drove the middle of last year had one in the forward storage area but when mine turned up it didn't. No idea why.

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What dash cam are using and where do you put it? 

Im looking at buying a dashcam and am currently looking at either a Nextbase 512 or Duo... I think. I'm probably going to hardware it when I get it and was thinking of using the rear fog lamp fuse. If anyone has hard wired a DC, what did you use for the earth?

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On 3/17/2017 at 8:01 PM, xn85 said:

What dash cam are using and where do you put it? 

Im looking at buying a dashcam and am currently looking at either a Nextbase 512 or Duo... I think. I'm probably going to hardware it when I get it and was thinking of using the rear fog lamp fuse. If anyone has hard wired a DC, what did you use for the earth?

I`m using the Nextbase 512 , had to fit it top right of the windscreen as i couldn`t find anywhere else with an unobstructed view. Its plugged in to the power in the armrest at the minute but when i get chance i will hard wire it using a 12v to usb adapter i fitted in my Kuga..

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