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    Tadpole
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    Default Help with power for a Dash Cam

    Hello all,

    I have installed a Blackvue DR650 2ch dash cam and a Power Magic Pro in my sons Renault Koleos and am having issues with power.
    I have taken permanent power from the rear lamp fuse (Yellow Wire).
    I attempted to take Acc power from the rear cigarette socket but when i do and the car is off the camera powers down.
    The camera is meant to enter parking mode but currently does not.
    Hoping someone could please assist me.

    Thanks Shane

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    Did you use the Usb cable supplied and cut the cigarette lighter adapter off to hard wire it? If so the cigarette lighter actually changes the power. Have a look at the amp specs for the unit and buy an adapter from eBay and it will give the right output for the camera. I made the same mistake and this fixed all my problems.
    Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaCrazyOne View Post
    Hi Shane,
    I bought one of these
    Waterproof DC DC 12V TO 5V 3A Mini USB Converter Adapter CAR LED Display | eBay

    USB cables run at around 5v and 3amps. Check the specs of your unit but once I used this adapter it solved most of my problems I'd caused by cutting off the cigarette lighter adapter. I am assuming you configured all the setting either through the console or on a PC first??
    Cheers...Paul
    There is a law against doing more than 100kmh...there's no law on how fast you get to 100kmh!!!

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    G'day,
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