- Jan 22, 2019
I have a rear view dash cam. Not installed yet but I like it. I have a couple's of issues. One, the straps are not big enough to fix on to the rear view mirror and if the fuse you use allows power permanently, and I mean when the car is off, would it kill the battery? I ask this as the device is designed to activate a recording when the vehicle is bumped?
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Would depend highly on the camera you have to be able to determine what its operating parameters are.
My Thinkware F770 2CH uses a switched and perm live, one for continues driving which turns on when the switched fuse becomes live, the other is power during parking mode. The camera has a iPhone app that allows me to change the settings of the battery drop level, so when the camera detects the cars battery is below 11volts say, it shuts down.
I haven't tested the longevity of parking mode, i have my camera set to shut off after 24 hours as i don't foresee myself not driving it for longer than that, parked in a place where I'm concerned. When the car is in a compound for 2 weeks over a holiday break, i don't know if any camera will support that length of time!