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Can I tap into power wire on cigar lighter with scotch locks to power dash cam , cigar lighter only powers up with ignition sorry should have said hi to everyone I'm only new member and its he first forum it ever signed up to
 
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Tapping in with a correctly-sized "Scotchlock" should work but those things aren't highly reliable, and using the wrong size can damage wires. Most folks use an "Add-a-Fuse" type fuse-tap at the car fusebox.

You didn't mention which cam you have, but most use 5V and a mini-USB cable which comes from a power supply (PS) that is either a box on the power wire or is built into a ciggie lighter plug. With these, clipping off a plug or adapter and running a car's 12V directly to the cam will kill the cam. Check your cam's specs if you're not sure. A few cams do use a 12V input directly.

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Hi thanks for reply Cam came with mini usb and plugs directly into cigar lighter its not branded as I ordered on eBay
 
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