Nextbase 312GW Dashcam charging problem

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My dashcam shows/flashes low battery and in the troubleshooting page it suggests charging indoors for 90 minutes. I have only been supplied with a car charger to use in cig lighter, how does one charge the dashcam from the mains? Further, I only bought it 3 months ago from Halfords and paid for them to fit it.
 

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You an charge it via your PC, or put the USB into a powered (extension?) socket that has a USB outlet on it.
 
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You an charge it via your PC, or put the USB into a powered (extension?) socket that has a USB outlet on it.
Thanks for that Paul, I did connect it to my pc before I posted my problem, but the indicator did not say it was charging, it was red which according to the manual said it means powered by an external source, I suppose therefore that it was also charging at the same time?
 
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USB phone charger is what most use, assuming you have a suitable USB cable to go with it
I do have a mobile phone charger so I suppose I could risk that? I believed the mobile phone charger was charging direct from the 240 ac mains, so from your reply it must convert to a lower DC charge?
 

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I do have a mobile phone charger so I suppose I could risk that? I believed the mobile phone charger was charging direct from the 240 ac mains, so from your reply it must convert to a lower DC charge?

That's a safe way I reckon - phones and dashcams require little power to charge.
 
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if the phone charger is USB output then it will be fine
Thanks everybody for all your help/advice.
The problem was resolved by the company Halfords (whom I paid to have both dashcams hardwired) admitting their original installation was faulty and they have now installed a new hardwire system and both cameras are working perfectly. (At the moment?)
 
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