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I've had a G1W-B for a while and it was never hard-wired. I am going to hardwire it. I have two choices (and I already have parts to do either):

1) Connect a cigarette female adapter to an Add-a-Circuit and plug the cam into the adapter using the cam's male cigarette adapter (which contains a 2 amp fuse).

2) Connect a 12v-to-5v reducer to an Add-a-Circuit and use a USB cable to plug the cam into the reducer.

I would rather implement Option #2. However, my fuse box uses mini blade, low profile fuses. The smallest factory-installed fuse is 5 amp. It is next to impossible to find a low profile 2 amp fuse. Also, the smallest fuse that came with the Add-a-Circuit is 5 amp.
Is it safe to use a 5 amp fuse on the Add-a-Circuit?
 
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fuses are not to protect your camera, they're there to protect the vehicle
Fuses mainly protect wiring, not equipment.
But stopping wires from overheating and starting a fire will indeed protect the vehicle!
 
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Thanks everyone. I was concerned that using a 5 amp fuse in the new circuit when the original dashcam power cord had a 2 amp fuse in it. I was hoping that all should be well with the 5.
 
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