12v cigarette port

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redlion8
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12v cigarette port

Post by redlion8 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:08 pm

So i've bought a new dashcam and wired it just straight into the cigarette port however the system seems to stay on (timed for 20 minutes) I was wondering if anyone was aware as to when it would turn off if it does at all?

Thanks!

Wdf76
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Re: 12v cigarette port

Post by Wdf76 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:05 am

I would imagine the 12v socket knocks off when you switch off ignition. (I've not tested nor used this socket)

Does your dash cam set up have a little internal battery that runs the system for 20 minutes when you've stopped?

What model dash cam is it?

redlion8
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Re: 12v cigarette port

Post by redlion8 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:51 am

The dashcam turns off 10 seconds after losing power, i.e. if I take the wire out of the plug it will turn off 10 seconds later, doesn't seem to turn off when the car is locked and ignition off

Andi
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Re: 12v cigarette port

Post by Andi » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:50 pm

It will continue to be live for up to 30mins after ignition turned off. I hardwired mine to avoid this.

Wdf76
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Re: 12v cigarette port

Post by Wdf76 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:58 pm

Andi wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:50 pm
It will continue to be live for up to 30mins after ignition turned off. I hardwired mine to avoid this.
Good to know. Same for USB sockets?

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Re: 12v cigarette port

Post by Andi » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:08 pm

The manual says you can charge via the usb only when the engine is running. I haven’t tried this though.

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