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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