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Old 14th September 2017, 16:19   #1711
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I have powered the camera using the 12V port, and the camera keeps ON even when car is OFF, so it eats up battery. Only choice I have is to remove the charger from the 12v socket. Any way to automate this? I have Viofo 119S
I am also using my Viofo 119s in the same way by connecting to the 12V socket. Couple of times i forgot to disconnect (one full night and few hours like that). But so far, haven't faced any battery discharge issue. I have enabled the motion deduction option, which will make the camera idle when there is no movement for more than a minute.

I have bought the hardwire kit also along with the Camera, which can be connected through the fuse box. In that case, it will automatically switch on / off along with the car ignition. I am yet to do the wiring though.
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I have powered the camera using the 12V port, and the camera keeps ON even when car is OFF, so it eats up battery. Only choice I have is to remove the charger from the 12v socket. Any way to automate this? I have Viofo 119S
Some cars come with 'always ON' power socket. If you are more concerned about draining the battery, better get it hard wired by locating 'ACC/ON' powered fuse.
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I have powered the camera using the 12V port, and the camera keeps ON even when car is OFF, so it eats up battery. Any way to automate this? I have Viofo 119S
Get a Hard wire Kit.
Costs around Rs 2000/ for a decent set.

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Or get either of the below. Costs around Rs 200/.
If you are willing to tap a power source and splice the wire, well and good. And if you are against cutting and splicing wires, get a fuse tap.

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Go down to your nearest FNG. Get them to connect the socket to a power supply that comes on with the ignition, or tap a fuse for the power, using the fuse tap. Connect the charger to the socket. Bind the joint with insulation tape to hold both together, so that it does not slip out. Tuck the whole thing behind and under the dashboard, and secure it using cable ties. You will be able to find a strong securing point somewhere below the dash board.
This is assuming that you have already run the wire from the camera through the roof lining, A pillar and then down towards the socket.

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Hello,

I have a few questions regarding this device sir.
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Yes, will answer your questions but please no 'sir' buddy.

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Only 2 minutes loop seems very short, pardon my ignorance but does it over write the loop or does it keep saving videos in 2 min duration's in different videos. If so then does it save on a memory card or only on cloud.
It records a 2 minute loop and does so till the memory card is full. Each video clip is about 220mb and once the memory card is full it will overwrite the oldest clip and so on. In my case with 32gb card the cam is able to store roughly 5 hours worth of 2 minute clips all in 1080p.


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To access this do you have to install a wifi receiver in the car ? (I am really new to this hence asking)
No the device has inbuilt WiFi module that connects with your phone and you can transfer and save videos through the app. Only initially when you add the device in the app(on your smartphone) you need to have your mobile data on in your phone so that it can download the device plug-in. After that no mobile data is required to connect through the dash cam through WiFi.

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So I have to remove this USB charger in order to disconnect the camera, else it will eat up the battery by continuously feeding on the 12V socket.
I believe the power consumption of the dash-cam should be pretty low and even after 24 hours the battery should be good for cranking. One option could be to check this out on a week-end or a holiday and then take a decision on getting the wiring linked to acc/ignition.
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Ultimately you must remove the dash cam mount from your windscreen one day. Whether it is because you're changing cars or windshield, that day eventually comes.

Except the damn thing is incredibly hard to remove. I lost my previous mount because in almost 20 minutes, it just wouldn't come out, even using a blade. Actually it's incredibly easy once you learn the concept of mechanical advantage.

Just take a thick nylon string, wrap it around the corners and just yank the damn mount. My ICE installer just did it for me right now. I could've saved the 10$ I spent in buying new mounts, if I'd read this tip / trick earlier!
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Just take a thick nylon string, wrap it around the corners and just yank the damn mount. My ICE installer just did it for me right now. I could've saved the 10$ I spent in buying new mounts, if I'd read this tip / trick earlier!
My Viofo A119 kit included a mount detaching string.
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What kinda USB port does VIOFO A119 V2 come with - mini or micro USB? I have already ordered this dash cam from AliExpress, now I need a hard-wire kit, and I see there are options for both mini-USB & micro-USB.
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now I need a hard-wire kit, and I see there are options for both mini-USB & micro-USB.
Here is the link:

Original VIOFO 0801 A119 A119S A118 A118C A118C2 B40 Car Camera Hardwire Kit Mini USB Recorder
http://s.aliexpress.com/qYruiiYF
(from AliExpress Android)
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Couldn't open this URL, but I assume you meant to say A119 V2 has mini-USB port
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Couldn't open this URL, but I assume you meant to say A119 V2 has mini-USB port
Apologies for posting the whole thing wrongly.

Here's the correct one:

https://m.aliexpress.com/s/item/3280...ddresstype=600
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Has anyone used this hard wire kit from Spy Tec - https://goo.gl/V9WkhM? Any first-hand reviews? It claims to work with Viofo dash cams

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No the device has inbuilt WiFi module that connects with your phone and you can transfer and save videos through the app....no mobile data is required to connect through the dash cam through WiFi.
Thats nice to know
Do all wifi enabled dash cams transfer images without needing a mobile data enabled on the phone ?

I believe some older wifi dash cams need to be connected to a wifi hotspot on the phone (with mobile data on) or a home wifi.

How long does it take to transfer one 220mb clip from the cam to the phone?

It would have been even better if this cam had a capacitor instead of a built in battery, capacitor would have better heat resistance given our weather and the battery would start bulging sooner or later in the heat.

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