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      11-13-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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Who has a Dash Cam Rolling?

Dash camera's have been rising in popularity in my area, every few cars have a camera rolling in it. Anyone else here drive with one rolling?
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      11-13-2013, 07:41 PM   #2
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I do. I have a Blackvue and I am really glad it is there. Cheap insurance really.
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I do. I have a Blackvue and I am really glad it is there. Cheap insurance really.
Does the camera use alot of electricity, how often do you have to extract the data, can it record 24 hours straight?
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I don't think it uses much power. I have it plugged into the cigarette lighter with a TPower C battery pack as well. That keeps it running for a couple hours after I shut down.

As for the data, it automatically overwrites the oldest files so I don't extract the data unless I need it. I have a 32 GB card in it and that holds a few days worth of driving for me.
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I run one 32 gb card also, wired into car and never turns off unless battery drops below 11.8 volts, car can sit a week without getting any power warnings or having any issues.
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      11-14-2013, 01:30 AM   #6
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Dash camera's have been rising in popularity in my area, every few cars have a camera rolling in it. Anyone else here drive with one rolling?
I got the finevu cr500 just a month after I got my E90

had it hardwired to the fuse box, so the dash cam can record while the car is at park (motion detection)

I bought it from a Korean in Vancouver, he's pretty good knowledge of what hes selling. and few different brand of dash cam

pm me if you want his info
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      11-14-2013, 01:48 AM   #7
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a little off topic, but those who are using the dashcam or simply a camera to record video while your car is parked for security reason....what measures have you taken to stop thief from taking the camera (along with memory card where the video is stored in)?
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I use one, but only when moving. I don't care about parking mode, as that consumes too much power anyway.
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      11-14-2013, 03:22 AM   #9
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I have mine hardwired into my fuse box. it uses .12 A of power. I have a power magic set to 12v. Also I have a small solar trickle charger attached to my rear shelve but i'm pretty sure its not strong enough lol.
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