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Old 20 October 2018, 11:59 AM
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In response to another thread where dash cams were part of the discussion I thought I'd quickly show how I've got my dash cam installed.

The dash cam I have is the Roav C1 Pro
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I have it installed behind my rear view mirror so i cant even see it and forget that it's even there while i'm driving for zero distraction:




Looks like this from outside the car, which i find is barely visible. I put a bit of black electrical tape over the orange logos on the camera to stealth it a bit more:



In order to install i purchased the following:



Add-a-Circuit Fuse Tap in Piggy Back Fuse Holder ATM/APM/APS/ACS 12-24V -
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Dash Camera Vehicle Hard Wire Kit With Micro USB Devices For Car DVR Camera Recorder (Right Angle Micro USB) -
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After the dashcam was put in place, the usb wire which connects to the dash cam was plugged into the camera and traced back to the interior fuse box by being tucked behind interior trim in locations shown here:







The piggy back fuse was plugged into the the cigarette light socket fuse with a 3A fuse being used for the camera:



The positive connector on the dash cam power supply was crimped to the piggy back fuse wire:



Then the negative wire was grounded onto one of the mounting bracket screws for the bonnet release:



Cables were tucked and zip tied out of the way and it was all sorted. I'd advise testing the dash cam power supply before with everything together before routing the cables as i can imagine that would be a pain the the **** if you got a bad unit.

I can post some sample video from the dash cam if anyone is interested and also add a little more detail to the installation as there are a few granular details left out to keep things brief.

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Old 20 October 2018, 01:18 PM
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great how to, thanks
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a link of best place to buy one would be great thx
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a link of best place to buy one would be great thx
Cheers, I've added an
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to the guide. Best time to pick one up is around Xmas as they sometimes have decent deals, its 110 at the moment but i got mine for 80 during a discount and has been lower at 75. It's a good package as it includes a 32GB memory card and car charger which you can just use to charge your phone if you hard wire it.
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Here is a still from a clip off the dash cam, just for an idea of the field of view for where i have it mounted next to the rear view mirror:


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Mna thank you so much for this. I owe you a guiness
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