Archive for month: March, 2015
PAPAGO! has designed a hard-wire kit that is compatible with most of their dashcam line to offer their customers another safe method of powering up their device. By using a hard-wire kit you can get rid of extra charging cables that use the cigarette lighter outlet, avoid excessive wires running across your headliner and into the charging port, and can utilize the parking surveillance or motion detection feature that most PAPAGO! dashcams come preinstalled with.
The hardwire kit is designed to safely power up your dashcam without draining your battery. It has an automatic shutoff capability that will sense when it may be draining your car’s battery and it will power down the dascham, so you never have to worry. Leaving your car parked for a long period of time with it hardwired will not damage or drain your battery but will keep your car protected in case of a vandal when you have the motion detection feature turned on. It works with an input voltage of DC 12V-36V, 1A and has an output voltage of DC 5V, which is the necessary amount to power up the dashcam.
Installation requires that you ground the hardwire kit cables to your fuse box rather than using the cigarette charger. You can either use a “hot on start” fuse or “always hot” fuse. If you want to take advantage of the motion detection feature the “always hot” fuse must be used and motion detection set to “ON”. You will not have to worry about cutting any wires or altering your vehicle in any way. Dismantling the hot wire kit is just as simple and will not cause any damage to your vehicles’ fuses. The 13-foot cord gives you ample wire to run it successfully in almost any car, truck, or rig that you may have.
We do recommend that you get a professional to install this kit if you are unsure of the safe and proper procedure. PAPAGO! dashcams that are compatible with our hardwire kit are: P-series (not equipped with motion detection); GoSafe 110; GoSafe 200; GoSafe 260; GoSafe 272; GoSafe 318; GoSafe 118; and the GoSafe 520.