OBD port to power Dashcam

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IynCognito
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OBD port to power Dashcam

Post by IynCognito » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:58 am

Thinking of getting a OBD to mini-usb "hardwire" connector to power my dashcams, Don't really need/want it to power the dashcam when the car is off. I have seen some OBD kits with an "ACC" switch that supposedly turns off 5 minutes after the car is switched off. Anyone with experience of this? This looks like an easier solution than hardwiring the dashcams to the rear fuse box.

Jagmanmick
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Re: OBD port to power Dashcam

Post by Jagmanmick » Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:30 am

I used this item to power a dashcam from the OBD socket. It has a switch on it and is USB socket so you can use the original cable.
(18.7in OBDII OBD Power Cable OBD2 to USB Charger Cable Dash Cam Hardwire Kit 16Pin Connector Charger for Car GPS DVR Dash Camera from Amazon,)
MY20 I-Pace SE in Firenze Red. Took delivery 25/04/19 :D
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Vehicle Connectivity System: 19.2
Battery energy control system: BP-AAE-BC-AC-BE

IynCognito
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Re: OBD port to power Dashcam

Post by IynCognito » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:50 pm

Jagmanmick wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:30 am
I used this item to power a dashcam from the OBD socket. It has a switch on it and is USB socket so you can use the original cable.
(18.7in OBDII OBD Power Cable OBD2 to USB Charger Cable Dash Cam Hardwire Kit 16Pin Connector Charger for Car GPS DVR Dash Camera from Amazon,)
Is that a standard on/off switch? Won't work with my setup currently as the mini-usb cable supplied with my dashcam is hardwired into the 12v cigar plug. Interesting product though.

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Re: OBD port to power Dashcam

Post by Jagmanmick » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:37 am

IynCognito wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:50 pm
Jagmanmick wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:30 am
I used this item to power a dashcam from the OBD socket. It has a switch on it and is USB socket so you can use the original cable.
(18.7in OBDII OBD Power Cable OBD2 to USB Charger Cable Dash Cam Hardwire Kit 16Pin Connector Charger for Car GPS DVR Dash Camera from Amazon,)
Is that a standard on/off switch? Won't work with my setup currently as the mini-usb cable supplied with my dashcam is hardwired into the 12v cigar plug. Interesting product though.
Yes it's just a normal manual switch. I only use this cable so I can put my dashcam on motion detect when parked.
MY20 I-Pace SE in Firenze Red. Took delivery 25/04/19 :D
Infotainment Software: S20C1_20.48.3-635557
Vehicle Connectivity System: 19.2
Battery energy control system: BP-AAE-BC-AC-BE

JaguarMannen
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Re: OBD port to power Dashcam

Post by JaguarMannen » Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:38 pm

Alternative?
🇳🇴 Norway
I-Pace EV400 S Nordic Edition
Model year 2020 Delivered February 2020
H280
Telematics: 19.2 (01.09.20)
InControl: S20C1_20.48.3-635557 (31.01.2021)
BECS: BP-AAG-BD-AD-BE (06.11.2020)
Maps: 08.030.0111.0157

russyj
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Re: OBD port to power Dashcam

Post by russyj » Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:45 pm

I initially looked at this route but eventually went with the rear fuse box solution, it was really easy after watching a couple of videos, I’ve got a nextbase and they do a kit for it that’s perfect, fit and forget!

JaguarMannen
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Re: OBD port to power Dashcam

Post by JaguarMannen » Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:54 pm

Where to find the fuses.
🇳🇴 Norway
I-Pace EV400 S Nordic Edition
Model year 2020 Delivered February 2020
H280
Telematics: 19.2 (01.09.20)
InControl: S20C1_20.48.3-635557 (31.01.2021)
BECS: BP-AAG-BD-AD-BE (06.11.2020)
Maps: 08.030.0111.0157

IynCognito
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Re: OBD port to power Dashcam

Post by IynCognito » Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:18 pm

Thanks JaguarMannen & russyj. Pormido actually sent me a hardwire kit for free, but it is only 3.5m long so won't reach the fuse box under the rear seat. Will either have to get a mini usb extension cable or a miniusb OBD2 cable instead. My current mirror dashcam set needs 2.5A.

Don't get me wrong, it's working fine, I just don't like the last bit of wiring going into the 12v socket between the front seats.

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