- May 11, 2014
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The big question for me is if the new cams make you manually delete parking-mode videos rather than rolling over, the way the 55 does.
The new Mini is interesting. I wonder if the WiFi works any better than in the 55.
Try it with the supplied cable/cig. adapter and see if your power issues go away. 12.6V seems a little low, I believe the default shutoff voltage is set at 12.7V.Hi all,
Just bought & fitted a 56. It power cycles randomly every so often. I have updated the firmware and am using a decent class 10 card. I'm using the parking cable and suspected the wiring but all looks good, new car, the battery voltage is 12.6V, 14.4V running.
I noticed that the yellow charge lightning bolt symbol is not always there, even when driving and the cams battery level dropping, which is probably why it's cycling off / on.
The camera boots on ignition and correctly goes to parking mode when ignition off, led steady on to starts flashing (parking mode config available on app) so it must be 'seeing' the correct cable / volatges?
My main question is - should the normal driving and especially, the parking mode, show the charging symbol, at all times or does it only display randomly when the internal battery needs charge?
If it should be on all the time it's 'live', then I need to check my voltages / cables...
By the way, I tried it indoors on a mains charger and it stayed on, recording for hours... though couldn't check parking mode.
Thanks for any help.
OK, you're right. 12.6V should be OK, 11.7V is the default shutoff, not 12.7V.I'd have thought 12.6V on a car was good (not running)? But I'll try the cig adapter...
That helps a lot - maybe! I saw the symbol disappear and thought my wiring was flaky... The battery symbol was full.I've noticed the charging symbol is only visible when the battery isn't fully charged for me. Is the battery symbol full? Once it is fully charged the symbol goes away.
It was randomly powering off, sometimes 30 mins, 10 mins or only a minute after going into parking mode.No problem! When exactly is it power cycling? During engine off parking mode or engine on normal operation? Might help determine if wiring is the problem
I believe the sensor on DC56 is the same as DC55. However, increased bitrate on DC56 makes big difference IMHO. No idea about the Mini. Also I not sure why there would be a problem with date/time on Mini even though it is using a capacitor. Real time clock is backed up by a small button cell battery and also synced with GPS on power on.What sensors are these new models using if anyone knows please
Does the mini store the date and time ok due to not using a battery?
You're right Mini does not have GPS. I am pretty sure though that it does have a button cell battery backup for clock.No mention of any battery in the mini though, only that it uses a capacitor
So i didnt know once disconnected at night and removed if the date and time would be forgotten... and not sure how it would sync time either as no gps in the mini either according to main site
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