Dashcam with capacitor installed turns off when starting car

Discussion in 'Batteries and Capacitors' started by DashcamFreak, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. DashcamFreak

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    I have a hardwired dashcam with a capacitor installed. Is it supposed to turn off when you start your car's ignition? If not, what fuse slot should I be using instead?
     
  2. jokiin

    jokiin Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    which camera?
     
  3. Quidagis

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    Is it a Mobius by any chance?
     
  4. DashcamFreak

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    Yes, it's the Möbius camera. I was thinking about buying a new dashcam, but I was wondering if all dashcams with capacitors had this issue.
     
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    dash riposki Well-Known Member

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    I'm kind of used to a mobius with cap not restarting 30-40% or the time.
    When I park my truck I immediately go to the ACC position of the key, and often the mobius cuts out. I've gotten used to checking it's working, and since it is within reach, just unplugging it temporarily if I NEED it to run.
     
  6. Quidagis

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    @dash riposki

    Try downgrading firmware to 2.33, that solved the issue for me. Mine is hardwired and has a capacitor too.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2017
  7. jokiin

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    no they don't, it's a firmware issue
     
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    Some car fuse circuits go dead when operating the starter, but are hot with the switch on otherwise. When the cam senses the voltage loss it powers down which takes time. If the power returns during this process. the cam may not restart.

    Phil
     
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    How do I downgrade the firmware?
     
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    Download v.2.33 HERE and then flash that version of the firmware to your camera.
     
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    I'm back with an update after 3 months of testing. The v.2.33 firmware fixed the issue, but from time to time (happens once approximately every 3-4 days, give or take), the camera doesn't turn on and record after receiving power. One day, I saw LED power on the camera, and the camera turned off. Could this be caused by cold temperature?
     
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