Dashcam battery come with little or no charge?

John Allen

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I received my dash cam in the mail, got it all set up, plugged it into the cigarette lighter, and in a few seconds the screen has a flashing message that says low battery. A few seconds more and the whole thing shuts off. I have plugged the unit for 3 hours trying to get the battery charged, to no avail. What is going on here? Do I need to send me a note back? Thank you.
 

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Does your cigarette lighter plug have power when the vehicle or key is shut off?
 

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Does your cigarette lighter plug have power when the vehicle or key is shut off?
I am thinking it might be and the camera is detecting the car battery level. I like the full time power socket in my Jeep.
Sure does help to know what camera he got as well.
 

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I am thinking it might be and the camera is detecting the car battery level. I like the full time power socket in my Jeep.
Sure does help to know what camera he got as well.
Guessing that after 3 weeks the OP has it figured out..
 

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Guessing that after 3 weeks the OP has it figured out..
Probably so. When I first saw the OP I thought "Nextbase" as many (most?) of their cams require an in-home charging prior to use, which is mentioned in the owner's manual that many new owner's seem to fail to read. I can't really understand that as all the other brands I'm aware of still using batteries will function correctly without that step :cautious:

They won't have been the first person here having this problem and they probably won't be the last... it's pretty normal for us humans to not read the instructions first :rolleyes: What's life without a little adventure? :LOL:

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