Has anyone successfully hardwired their camera?
I used a hardwire kit (after great effort in locating and acccesing fuses) using a 'piggyback' fuse kit, but it failed miserably.
The camera would constantly power cycle and not even initiate a recording. After changing to using the supplied USB cable from a cigarette lighter adapter, it now records properley (except when I get 'Memory Error').
I wanted to hardwire, as it would make the installation very discrete - it was not for motion detection/continuous recording.
I also understand there have been issues with the device keeping date/time settings, a hardwire kit would negate these issues by supplying constant power.
GPS would do this also, but I want to disable this feature (although I am using the mount), as I only want date/time information displayed/logged, due to not accidentally self incriminating when footage needs to be submitted for evidence.
If anyone has successfully hardwired, what kit was used?
I suspect that the kit I used was not sending out enough power - despite having the correct output amperage and a lot of good feedback from buyers from a reputable online store (think South American river).
I do not want to have to try out different kits and keep sending back/exchanging etc. I would like something that works correctly as advertised - especially after the effort of having most of the front trim/glovebox of my car removed just to install the device (think German blue/white badged car manufacturer)
Thanks in advance.