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Re: dash cam

Post by ianipace » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:27 pm

Topdown wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:48 am
Thanks Ian,

What Dash cam did you fit?

My car is at the dealers for some warranty work and H288.
Strange that mine is in the dealers too but for for the Regen braking going on and off without warning! I got a phone call this afternoon to tell me it is fixed, I then asked about the H288 fix and whether they had done that. Unbelievably they didn't know about it! Surely they get send Topix updates, and surely they must read them? Anyway I get the car back tomorrow and then they will let me know when the back ordered part is in for the H288 fix. The wonders of JLR dealerships!

As for the Dash Cam I went for the BlackVue DR590W with the add on GPS antenna. Useless in an I-Pace!
But with the GPS repeater it works faultlessly.
I have a Nextbase dash cam with GPS and that too has a perfect signal using the GPS repeater as well.

Both are good dash cams, both makes have options to have a rearward facing camera, the choice is up to you!

Stay safe

Ian
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Re: dash cam

Post by IynCognito » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:10 pm

2-BEV wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:55 pm
There is an adaptor for dash cams which plugs in to the OBD socket under the steering wheel. Costs about £5.99 from a well known internet site. It is mentioned elsewhere on this forum but I have failed miserably in attaching a link. Sorry!
As mentioned, this is another very cheap and quick option.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/In-Car-Dash- ... 1195.m1851

It plugs into the OBD2 port under the steering wheel, so much shorter cable run. Has a switch which allows 2 settings. Either powered all the time, or powered just for 5 minutes after car if "switched off". Worked perfectly for me, and powers my 2 camera (front and rear) setup!

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Re: dash cam

Post by fa147 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:32 pm

Goldjag wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:41 pm
I am sure you have all heard this before but here goes.

Just attended appointment at Halfords to have a dashcam fitted and was told to leave the car and call back in one hour.

Returned to store to be given the key back and was informed they can't fit dashcams on an I Pace as there was no live
electrics and it could drain the battery. i suggested the battery was quite large but this fell on stony ground.

Anybody solved this problem as I really like a record of what is happening on the road in front of my car
Hi, just coming back to your original post, what the Halfords person said to you was a load of tosh.

I have had my BlackVue 2 channel dash cam fitted to my I-Pace in July of 2019. It was done at Halfords (Friern Barnet, North London) and he did a brilliant job. All done in 1 hour and all the cables concealed. You can see pictures of the job done on my car in other threads I had posted on just look for BlackVue DR9000s-2CH.

Back then I thought I had to buy a BlackMagic Pro which is a devices fitted between the car and the camera and monitors when the battery level falls below a certain amount and then cuts the feed to the dash cam. This is so that the dash cam doesn't run the 12v battery flat.

However, pretty soon after fitting it and while looking on this forum, I became aware that the I-Pace High Voltage Battery tops up the 12v battery all the time to make sure it doesn't fall below usable amounts. This is the same for most EVs and this is the reason for some of the "phantom drain" related to EV.

I removed the BlackMagic Pro almost a year ago now and I have never had the 12v battery fall below the level that the camera stops recording (my cameras record all the time and it doesn't turn off when the car is parked) and this is because.... the HVB trickle charges the 12v....
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Re: dash cam

Post by kermit68 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:18 pm

ianipace wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:55 pm
You need to go the www.powerfuluk.com
Entrer Item Part No. EWL200-Tap-Loom
or Part No. EWL303-Kit if your dash cam is powered by USB (5v)
The parts have being marked as "not available" on Powerful Uk website for quite some days. Do you have any news from them? It's just a shortage or is there any problem with the part itself?
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Re: dash cam

Post by ianipace » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:50 pm

Hi kermit68, apparently there is a shortage of parts (Bloody Brexit) and the possibility of a re-design to allow the addition of the 12v switched feed to be used. This is the feed that controls the interior lighting and goes off when the car is locked.
So, ideally, there will be the option of 12v always on and 12v off when locked.
12v always on for the BlackVue and 12v switched for the GPS add on receiver, as you don't need the GPS when parked!

I'll try and find out when the parts are expected. As far as I know the plug and socket used are not UK made!

Stay safe

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Re: dash cam

Post by scm » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:54 pm

ianipace wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:50 pm
... apparently there is a shortage of parts (Bloody Brexit) ....
... or the Suez Canal? ;)

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Re: dash cam

Post by kermit68 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:24 pm

ianipace wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:50 pm
Hi kermit68, apparently there is a shortage of parts (Bloody Brexit) and the possibility of a re-design to allow the addition of the 12v switched feed to be used. This is the feed that controls the interior lighting and goes off when the car is locked.
So, ideally, there will be the option of 12v always on and 12v off when locked.
12v always on for the BlackVue and 12v switched for the GPS add on receiver, as you don't need the GPS when parked!

I'll try and find out when the parts are expected. As far as I know the plug and socket used are not UK made!

Stay safe

Ian
Thanks Ian. I'll be travelling for 2700 km in less than 4 days in mid May and Powercruisecontrol does't get the GPS data from the car on MY21. I have a beta version that is using the smartphone GPS but as you know the signal is horrible. I needed the part to do a clean installation of my GPS repeater but I guess I'll have to improvise as I don't see the loom from Poweruk coming any soon, especially shipped to EU (thanks Brexit ...)

But thanks again for the info, now at least I know I have to find quickly another solution.
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Re: dash cam

Post by ianipace » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:31 pm

The loom is a very neat way of obtaining a 12v feed close to the dash cam. Incidentally JLR use this same method of getting 12v for their own Dash Cam.
It is a thought, but maybe JLR sell this jumper loom, in a comparison it appears identical to the PowerfulUK version (Very difficult to make a loom differently!), as a spare part outside of the Dash Cam kit.
The one I have seen is L:and Rover, but I think Jaguar do sell a Dash Cam with Jaguar on it instead of Land Rover!

As for getting GPS inside the car, that GPS receiver kit from Amazon I posted before (priced variously from £10 to £30) will get the GPS signal to your phone inside the car. As it is powered by a USB plug it is possible to have it in the lower centre console and place the receiving antenna under the plastic trim in the frunk, the trim that covers the wiper mechanism. The block that transmits the GPS just needs to be near your phone.

When I first experimented with the GPS kit I had my dash cam inside the house, definitely no GPS signal and the receiving antenna outside the back door of the house. When fired up the dash Cam it had a solid GPS signal from the receiver kit, I also tried it with my TomTom Sat Nav where I could see the number of satellites received. I had the full compliment of around 8 satellites, which means the highest accuracy.
So the GPS receiver kit does what it says on the tin!

If you can get the GPS kit from Amazon it time, and can mount the receiving antenna on the outside, Power Cruise Control should work well.

By the way a quick, not very tidy route, is run the cable from the rear of the car, mounting the antenna on the outside of the tailgate or near the number plate and run the cable to the front. Not neat, I know, but as I found out in my trials, very effective. You get 5 metres of cable, so plenty to play with! The tailgate seal is soft rubber and doesn't harm the coax cable because it is very thin.

You can route everything neatly at your leisure!

Stay safe.

Ian
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Re: dash cam

Post by kermit68 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:17 pm

Thanks Ian, I already purchased a GPS receiver that I was using in my previous I-Pace. I placed the antenna in the space between the tailgate and the "shark" fin. Maybe a picture would be clearer, I'll eventually post it. From there I routed the cable till the center console, pretty much invisible apart from the very last part.

Then, reading your post about the dashcam, I liked to move the transmitter from the center console to the headline using the loom for 12V/5V power. Since the loom won't be available soon I could get the power directly from the cables, I have some skill in DYI works so it won't be impossible. I've also seen a 12V/5V DC-DC converter with female USB port in Amazon (or ebay) that I could use.
But honestly at the moment the center console setup works so I don't know if I'm really in the mood to do the work :D
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Re: dash cam

Post by aviocat » Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:57 pm

A GPS repeater in the aft spoiler left wing:
(Based on VPLKV0134)
Take out upper cap left (T4K1753).
Drop the coax down to the flex tube and store the GPS Rx.
The tube need a small cut at the spoiler end (to be resealed).
Coax thru the flex tube, under the headlining, over the doors
to the front windscreen and to the overhead console.
Put the GPS transmitter under the headlining above the dashcam.

Power supply:
12V to Blackvue (aft fuse box or console loom).
USB 5V (the car USB or 12V to 5V converter).
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