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Old 04-20-2017, 02:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm toying with a Dash cam, any recommendations ?

From what I have read hard wire seems to be the way to go power wise ?

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Im using a Transcend dashcam for nearly 2 years. frame rate and quality is A-ok as well as night visibility.
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I'm toying with a Dash cam, any recommendations ?

From what I have read hard wire seems to be the way to go power wise ?

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Not sure what makes are available in the UK but with regards to power, I have mine hooked up to a usb adaptor in the cigarette lighter socket.

It depends whether you want your dash cam to continue recording when parked, in which case I'm pretty sure you need to hard wire direct to the car battery.
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Not sure what makes are available in the UK but with regards to power, I have mine hooked up to a usb adaptor in the cigarette lighter socket.

It depends whether you want your dash cam to continue recording when parked, in which case I'm pretty sure you need to hard wire direct to the car battery.
I don't need it to record when parked up i just want it to start recording when I switch the ignition on.
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I don't need it to record when parked up i just want it to start recording when I switch the ignition on.

Yes, I would also want it to come on automatically. It would suck if I got in an accident having forgotten to activate the cam.
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Hard wire kits are available, junk the original lead which will have a cigar lighter end on it and use the lead from the hard wire kit. Just tap into a wire/fuse that lives up when you turn the ign on.
Ive got a dash cam made by Ring, not a clue what its like as its still in the box, its one of those "to do" jobs that I never get time to do.
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Blackvue DR650GW-2CH is superb. 2CH=front/rear cams. Essential for driving here in the worst driving state in the U.S.A.
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John - I have no direct experience with dashcams, but for all things tech related I trust the website The Wirecutter for their reviews and recommendations (they've not steered me wrong yet). They do a pretty in-depth analysis of dashcams and arrive at a recommendation. Not sure if available in the UK, but hopefully this is helpful to you:
http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-dash-cam/
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