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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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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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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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ORDERING THIS NOW! 5hrs to go
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ORDERING THIS NOW! 5hrs to go
Told you it gets good discounts toward xmas, bargain price
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Hmm mine keeps recording in 1 second clips - loads of them for the trip.
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Hmm mine keeps recording in 1 second clips - loads of them for the trip.
Have you updated the camera to the latest firmware using the app? Also formatted the memory card while it's in the camera? You can set the clip length but I don't think 1 second is an option
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Originally Posted by MNA24 View Post
Have you updated the camera to the latest firmware using the app? Also formatted the memory card while it's in the camera? You can set the clip length but I don't think 1 second is an option
yup and yup several times. In talks with them about replacing sd card / camera
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yup and yup several times. In talks with them about replacing sd card / camera
That's a shame, had it always been like that since you got it?
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Mna. Do you have any problems with your cameras?
mine (both) do 1 second clips.
speaking with the help desk itís reducednthe amount when turning the WiFi off but it still does it.
also I find it doesnít always record for the 10minutes as selected.
the help desks last response isnít helpful.
Do you think new memory cards would help?
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Originally Posted by RobsyUK View Post
Mna. Do you have any problems with your cameras?
mine (both) do 1 second clips.
speaking with the help desk itís reducednthe amount when turning the WiFi off but it still does it.
also I find it doesnít always record for the 10minutes as selected.
the help desks last response isnít helpful.
Do you think new memory cards would help?
Both cameras have been fine the year I've had them, never any major problems. Did have an issue at one point where if I moved any files around on the memory card using a computer it wouldn't overwrite them automatically and would only record 1 clip that it would keep overwriting. Formatting the memory card while in the camera fixed that issue. I have my clips set to 1 minute when recording at 2k (1440p) cos file size is big and helps searching for particular moments in the footage. I have WiFi on all the time but without my phone connected obviously.

Does your dashcam get a decent charge from long drives?

Might be worth trying a different memory card as you say incase that's the problem.
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