Ddpai mini 2 hardwire cable too short

maxblast

New Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2014
Messages
8
Reaction score
0
With the mini 2 on my front shield and the cable to my trunk of my BMW F30, the supplied cable is about 50 cm too short.
So with the standard cable I cannot reach the battery, nor the fuse box.
Acc to DDPai support, they have no longer cable.
Is there any other (longer) cable I can use?
 

aaronbee2010

New Member
Joined
Mar 4, 2017
Messages
13
Reaction score
4
Country
United Kingdom
Dash Cam
DDPai mini2s (front), DDPai mini (rear)
Hi! The DDPai mini2 will accept any hard-wire kit that has a MICRO-USB connector and outputs 5V. The problem I find is that all hardwire kits are basically the same length (3 - 3.5m) so I doubt you'll find much success with a regular hardwire kit. Try purchasing a hardwire kit with a female USB Type A port (i.e. https://www.amazon.com/gp/B00I3P6QQG), an ATO Add-a-Fuse (https://www.amazon.com/gp/B01BU59RFM) and a long length cable of your choosing (i.e. https://www.amazon.com/gp/B005EV2L48). I would recommend wiring the positive wire to fuse 162 in the trunk. How you choose to connect the ground cable is up to you. I've included a picture showing where fuse 162 in the rear trunk fusebox is.

IMG_0416.jpg
 
OP
M

maxblast

New Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2014
Messages
8
Reaction score
0
Thanks for the tips! I have an Anypower T Power left from a previous dashcam. Perhaps I can use this with a cigaret lighter connector and the standard USB cable that came with the DDPai.
This cable is abt 3,30 mtrs but has no box so easier to install.
 

aaronbee2010

New Member
Joined
Mar 4, 2017
Messages
13
Reaction score
4
Country
United Kingdom
Dash Cam
DDPai mini2s (front), DDPai mini (rear)
What you can do is purchase an adapter that converts a cigarette lighter to positive and negative wires (i.e. https://www.amazon.com/gp/B01N1PI57E). You can cut off the ring at the end of the red wire, strip off some of the plastic to expose some bare wire and connect it to an ATO add a fuse then wire it to fuse 162. You can unscrew a bolt connected to the car chassis, insert the bolt through the ring at the end of the black wire and rescrew that bolt in. This way you've hardwired in the Anypower T Power into your fusebox, so the T Power is hidden below your trunk floor for a neat install that keeps all the 12v sockets in the car free, and looks more professional in my opinion :)
 

Similar threads


Top