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Dash/Trail Camera on/off control
Topic Started: Apr 21 2017, 12:51 PM (52 Views)
grininmonkey
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I picked up a basic dash cam with the typical features and behavior of loop recording while car is on (which is based on power to accessory port and charger when car is turned on)

In my TJ, both cig/accessory ports are powered 24/7 and not wired in to ignition switch. After some testing, I really don't care much about recording my trip to Wal-Mart etc or even much at all during my normal day...

So I thought about running the power cable around the A Pillar and down behind the glove box area and wire it up directly with a rocker switch inline to allow me to quickly choose when to initiate power-up/record and power-down on demand.

found this OE style rocker which is perfect...

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Just ordered it... so it should arrive early next week and I hope to get something done with it and report back!

I prefer stuffing the camera behind and against the rear view mirror as to not hang down low and block limited viewing area.... this position makes it difficult to press it's micro tiny power button without disturbing it's centered position each time....

Thus the idea of a switch not on the camera...
Edited by grininmonkey, Apr 21 2017, 12:55 PM.
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CTOR
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It's pricey, but I love my sPOD . There are some other cheaper switch solutions too that are really clean to install and keep the accessories isolated on their own circuit.
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Finished up the dash cam :)
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