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  • Dash Cam Hardwiring Method

    Hi, new to the forum!

    I recently bought a Nextbase dashcam with the hardwire kit. Iíve grounded it and routed my cables etc, and piggybacked the power supply off fuse number 8 which I believed to be an ignition switched fuse.

    My problem is that even when the key is out of the ignition, the camera is still powered? Iíve tried numerous fuses but still the same problem. Does anyone have any experience of installing? Obviously my main worry is draining the car battery!

    Many thanks!

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    Hi , welcome to the club

    Are you certain its not the camera internal battery powering it for a couple minutes after ignition switched off?

    Maybe even have a look after 15 mins

    It wont drain the battery that much for 15 mins or less
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Chris_Blue View Post
      Hi , welcome to the club

      Are you certain its not the camera internal battery powering it for a couple minutes after ignition switched off?

      Maybe even have a look after 15 mins

      It wont drain the battery that much for 15 mins or less
      Thanks for the reply!

      Yeah I left it for about an hour and still seems to be powered by the car battery. I know this because I have the camera set to switch off automatically after 10 seconds of losing the 12V power feed from the DC input. Iím going to bring my multimeter home from work on Monday and test for an ignition fuse.

      Cheers

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      • #4
        Originally posted by lufcibbo View Post

        Thanks for the reply!

        Yeah I left it for about an hour and still seems to be powered by the car battery. I know this because I have the camera set to switch off automatically after 10 seconds of losing the 12V power feed from the DC input. Iím going to bring my multimeter home from work on Monday and test for an ignition fuse.

        Cheers
        windscreen wipers deffo don't work with ignition off
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