Can a DVR operate for long hours such as road trip?

Mindoro

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Hello-We are thinking of getting a DVR this year for our NY to Orlando road trip. It is about a 20+ hour long drive for my family with a few quick breaks along the way.

At the moment, we are leaning towards a discreet model such as the A118c or mini 0806.

Ques: can the DVR such a long period of non stop recording? Will the unit overheat and burnout?

Thank you for your insight.
 

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More than I can review. ;)
Normally, yes.
That's the whole idea of having a dashcam.
However, extreme hot days may have some issue.
Make sure to have quite a few microSD cards for long trips.
 

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Hopefully owners of the A118C and Mini 0806 will reply.
The long recording sessions are usually not a problem for the DVRs.
Typically the hazard condition is while parked in the sunlight in hot weather where cabin temp get well above 100F. Better to avoid the models with a battery. Look for models that have super capacitor instead.
Several good cams will tolerate this too. You may want to turn off the cam if it will be a very hot car while parked in Orlando.
My Panorama 2 has run nearly continuously for most of a year with no problems. It is in motion detect mode which is "always on" and recording most of the day (except when parked in the garage at night).
Get a large memory card so you have a longer history file.
 

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Should be able to... but I'm sure there will be some stops in between for gas, etc. My trip to Vegas consist of 8 hour total, but usually stop after 3 to 4 hour of driving for restroom break, gas, etc.

4.5 hours non-stop on the A118-C was fine, still continued to record, looping old videos. Though I'm not 100% sure on the quality of the video as my A118-C has problems in terms of quality of the video and focus issues.
 

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it should be fine. I've had a mini 0801 running from San Francisco to Palm springs. that's through some parts of Death Valley and around 8-9 hours of drive time. it would be better to buy a model with a super capacitor to better deal with the heat but my LiPo powered 0801 survived it just fine, too.
 

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The Mobius on my bus runs continuously for 9 hours with only a 45 minute break somewhere in the middle.
Only problems I've had are with a cheapo SD card (I thought it was Kingston but it wasn't!) and the plug adaptor
 

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the longest I've driven in one go (with petrol stops) was about 12 hours and had no problems with my DVR
 
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