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General X5 Forum (E70) / Dash Cam power sources
« on: September 18, 2017, 05:00:41 PM »
Ok, I'm going to be hard-wiring a dash cam soon and need very specific power sources - Firstly I need a genuine switched acc supply (i.e. one that switches off with the ignition, not one that goes to sleep a number of minutes later) and secondly I need either a permanent live or a 'sleep timer' switched supply. I think for the second one a 'sleep timer' supply would actually be best as this won't throw any battery drain errors and it'll work fine for what I need.

My dash cam has a power supply box that uses the switched feed to trigger a 10 second timer which allows a graceful shutdown - hence why I need a genuine acc switched input and any other input which will supply power for >10s after ignition off.

Ideally I'd like the feeds up the front, but not in the roof, as the DVR for the camera is going to be mounted somewhere around the dash/glovebox/centre console area. That being said, I'm happy to run wires from anywhere in the car if needed.

So, anyone have any ideas? A couple of questions spring to mind:

1. Are the cig lighters acc switched or on a sleep timer?
2. Is the phone snap-in switched, on a sleep timer or permanent (I've removed mine so the wiring is easy to tap into)?

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