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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019, 11:43 AM
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If you leave your car on, your dash cam will not drain the battery. Why don't you have it switched though?

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If you leave your car on, your dash cam will not drain the battery. Why don't you have it switched though?

I leave it on to capture data when parked so have had it wired in as always-on. My assumption was that the traction battery would keep the 12V topped up at all times as long as there was some charge in the traction battery. This was after reading the manual prior to my purchase. I'd use the streaming function of the cam to remotely record everything if there was enough power; will have to wait for the EV Niro (now I hear it's delayed until at least August in Canada) or just buy a Model 3.
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The e-Niro will have the exact same issues as your PHEV. Lead acid battery, and small just like yours. You could consider upgrading your battery to a larger one like regular cars. That should help.

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