Installing a Dashcam battery on rear-view mirror circuit

hankle

Outer Banks
Member
First Name
Hank
Joined
May 5, 2022
Threads
2
Messages
7
Reaction score
2
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Vehicle(s)
2022 Bronco Outer Banks
Your Bronco Model
Outer Banks
Clubs
 
I've installed my Dashcam and powered it from the rear view mirror using the Dongar adapter, but I'd also like to power it when the car is off for parking mode. BUT, I don't want to have the Dashcam pulling power from the car battery all the time when the car is off. So, what I'd like to do is simply add a Dashcam battery somewhere in between the fuse box (?) and the existing rear view mirror so that, when the car is on, the Dashcam battery is being charged and sending power pass-thru to the mirror, and when the car is off, the battery is powering the Dashcam & mirror but not pulling charge from the car battery.

Any tips on how I could splice a Dashcam battery into the existing rear-view mirror circuit so I don't have to run a second wire up to the Dashcam?
-Hank


Advertisement
 

Skott

Wildtrak
Active Member
First Name
Scott
Joined
Nov 30, 2021
Threads
0
Messages
44
Reaction score
26
Location
Missouri
Vehicle(s)
2022 Bronco
Your Bronco Model
Wildtrak
Clubs
 
Why not just get one of those dashcam batteries to run the entire setup from?

Why even tie into the rearview mirror power when (apparently) the dashcam battery system can do what you'd like.
 
OP
OP
hankle

hankle

Outer Banks
Member
First Name
Hank
Joined
May 5, 2022
Threads
2
Messages
7
Reaction score
2
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Vehicle(s)
2022 Bronco Outer Banks
Your Bronco Model
Outer Banks
Clubs
 
I was only thinking it to avoid running a second wire from the fuse box to the windshield when one wire run already exists. I thought it might be easier to simply put the Dashcam battery into the existing circuit. But maybe I'm wrong (?). I'm a little new to this stuff :)
 

da_jokker

Wildtrak
Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 14, 2020
Threads
95
Messages
4,477
Reaction score
5,288
Location
California
Vehicle(s)
Jeep Wrangler JKUR
Your Bronco Model
Wildtrak
Clubs
 
I recently installed dash cam in my wife's car. You wire it to the fuse box with an add-on fuse. One goes to battery, one goes to accessory so the camera knows when the car is on and when it's off.

And everything else is just a setting in the camera. Meaning when you turn the ignition off it goes into parking mode. It even has a setting that tells it how long I want it to be in parking mode before it just shuts down completely.

My point being, kind of sounds like you might have wired up your camera wrong but I guess that would depend on which camera you purchased.

Just for reference I bought the VIOFO A129 Pro Duo 4K
Advertisement

 

 
Top