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DR970x-2ch LTE Power down with car

Similar to some posts yes but different?

My new DR970x-2ch LTE powers down with my truck, brand new so likely not a battery issue.

I have it wired into the (Batt+) cabin lighting and (ACC+) power socket fuses. Verified they stay powered at least for a while. The lights go out if the fuse is pulled so it is correct, and the lights stay on while the camera powers down after turning off engine.

Is there some adjustment to the settings to keep the camera on for a while? I don't need it on for hours, just on long enough for short stops and such.

 

Thanks

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    Matthew Carmody

    I'm used to the PowerMagicPro which uses two DC-IN circuits. It can sometimes be really difficult to find a constant 12V DC source in a car - interior lights typically power down after a few minutes. Hazard lights or a rear-cargo socket are usually OK.

    Having said that, IIRC you can adjust the time it remains in Parking Mode in the app when connected to the camera; else you can write the configuration directly to the SD card when it's in a PC.

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    Charles Young

    Ya, the camera also has the to inputs, constant and ...regular? accessory, and the constant is in the lights fuse. The lights stay on but the camera does not.

    I will try going back over the settings, perhaps I missed something. I did see it had a voltage based timer already set to 12v.

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    Matthew Carmody

    Are you using an Add-A-Circuit into the fuse box? A common mistake is to inadvertently leave the fuse OUT of the camera circuit. There should now be 2 fuses; one for the camera and one for the cabin lights as in your case.

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    Charles Young

    No, stock with the camera comes a power cable with bare wire ends (acc+/batt+/grnd) and I wrapped the wire around fuses. Redid a couple of times to make sure I had contact.

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    Matthew Carmody

    Yeah - not hugely safe.

    Use these - although I have no idea what they are sold as in the US. https://www.swe-check.com.au/series/add-a-circuit-inline-fuse-holders

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