Will a dash camera drain my vehicle battery?Updated 6 months ago
It depends on what type of dash cam you're using.
Ignition-Powered Dash Cameras = NO
If the camera is installed and connected to the ignition circuit for main power, the dash camera will never drain your battery.
Pro: Never have a dead battery
Con: You will not have parking mode recording capability
Constant-Powered Dash Cameras = YES
If the dash camera is installed and connected to a constant power (always on) circuit for main power, the dash camera will drain your battery, BUT there are things you can do to prevent this from happening.
Pro: Parking mode video recording will be available to you, because the camera is always on
Con: You risk draining your vehicle battery (or wear and tear) if you don't use a power management device or if your dash camera does not have built in power management features.
Dash Cam Battery-Powered Dash Cameras = NO
If the dash camera is installed and connected to a dash cam battery, the dash camera will never drain your battery.
Pro: You will never have a dead vehicle battery and will be able to take advantage of all features of any dash camera, including parking mode.
Con: You will need to make the investment in a dash cam battery, as well as installation for the dash cam battery, which adds to the overall cost of adding a dash camera to your vehicle.
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