- May 1, 2013
- Reaction score
- Dash Cam
- Street Guardian UK / EU / EEA Distributor
powering a camera constantly that uses a lithium battery when parked in hot sun carries inherent risks due the nature of lithium batteries, heat is not good for them, powering them constantly while above their safe operating temp is worse again, a locked car parked out in the open during summer will easily exceed the safe operating temperature limits of the batteryWith caution? Why and how..?
It's better if the camera is off, but still risky. If you open the door and get a waft of hot air, you should really be taking the camera out of the car.
I use a reflective sun-visor and tuck it between the camera and glass (so the camera is in the shadow of the visor). But I also crack the front windows down a notch for airflow. The camera stays nice and cool, even in hot Australian summer.
I think the button toggles between Constant Power and Accessory power. I haven't installed my unit yet, so I can't say how the LED/s behave in each mode.Is it just me or is this information really confusing due to translation?
The timer if not set to infinity is active only when the car is not running right? What information is it that the lights on the unit provide? What does the button do?
Does it use any power when just the camera cable is attached? Is there any reason not to use the highest voltage cutoff?
Please clarify, do you intend to keep your GPS running while the car ignition is off and/or the car is parked? For "our" dashcam application, we want it to stay on and in motion detection mode while we're parked so we can record any mischief.Hello, do you think that I would need this to permanently connect a GPS tracker (that sens car position) to the battery to avoid discharge ?