REXING V1P Pro recording continuously - help!

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I've just bought a V1P Pro and plugged it in using the cigarette lighter socket. When I went to check the files, I discovered it's recording continuously. It does record in 3 minute segments, as I set it to do, but the Auto Turn Off was set to Off. I thought maybe that was the problem so I set it to 1 minute but when I checked it again just now, it's been recording continuously again. Obviously this is not good for the car battery. Is there a setting I need to change please? I didn't even know it was possible to record 24/7 without it being hardwired. Thanks.
 
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Thanks. I've looked into it and apparently it's quite rare for a car to have a cig socket that's live all the time? Anyway, it looks like I'll have to change the cable and plug it into the USB. Cheers.
 

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If you use a car USB charge port, and the camera are flaky in its operation, then that USB socket do not give enough power.
 

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It will record as long as it receives power. You will either need to plug/unplug at the ciggie lighter socket, turn on and off with the power button, or use a hardwire kit.

If your car has multiple ciggie sockets, one of them may power down after you turn the car off. Sometimes instant and sometimes on a delay. Either trial and error test for that, or inquire at the var dealership.

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If you use a car USB charge port, and the camera are flaky in its operation, then that USB socket do not give enough power.
You were right. Swapped the cable and even though it ran my last dash cam okay, not enough power to run this one with it being front and back. Will just have to keep unplugging the cig socket.
 

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Some times you can get the lighter socket mapped to not be on always, it is worth a ring to the dealer i think.
Otherwise you can tab into a ACC fuse and install a female lighter socket under the dashboard into which you can plug the stuff you have, this will not give parking guard options but will turn off with the key, and give you your dash socket free for other stuff.

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