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Hi chaps, I've looked back through the forum and found a few posts about this topic but am asking again :)

I'm after a cheap stick on dash cam, no wiring or anything complicated. I've seen some on amazon for around £20 that have good reviews on their website but was wondering if anyone has one they could recommend.

Thanks in advance :)
 

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How do you use a dash cam without wiring? Doesn't it always need to be connected to the 12v plug? So that it knows when to turn off and on and for power?
 

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Connect to inner light or 2m of cable & direct to 12V but active after ignition to avoid your battery discharge. About my proposal, I can recomend XB DUAL CORE for front & back side record. Cheap but powerful in case cost/quality index.
 

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Most of CAM have got inner battery but only for stand-by mode & emergency record.
During cable installation care about A-pillar airbag...
 

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I only ever got 20mins out the cheaper ones on internal battery but get 50 mins out of the new £50 motorola one. Would be a pain to keep charging it. The motorola comes with a super long usb cable so you can tuck it away if you wanted. Or just buy a 3-4m usb cable for whichever one you buy.
 

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But is other important issue, CAM use USB 5V so it need DCDC converter which create also high RF noise level. Important is test few charger/DCDC 12-5V to find best one.
 

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The fany story is that more expensive converter don't means better. So in this case only one factory USB - this is definitely too low...
 

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Cheers guys, not keen on more wires in the cabin. I did have an app for my old iPhone that turned it into a dash cam but it was a pain to keep fixing it to the windscreen, but it did work quite well.
 

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Karmalakas said:
Why? I've been using my phone as a dashcam for a few years and never had a problem. You just need a right app. I was using DailyRoads Voyager and it's full of useful features.
Why because Herman says NO! :lol: :lol: :D :shock:
 

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Mills699 said:
Looks a really good app.
So buying a 2nd phone with a good camera, a new battery, install the app and a cheap dash cam.

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You forgot car charger, cradle and phone case (don't be cheap).
Why you need a second phone? You leave your phone at home? :lol: :lol:
 

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Karmalakas said:
MarkyMUK said:
Why because Herman says NO! :lol: :lol: :D :shock:
He sure has an exceptional view to the world :) I just try to understand such people, because many can't understand my views too :D
Karmalakas
your views are pretty liberal in comparison :)
 
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