Reddit reviews Vantrue N2 Pro, N2, T2, N1 Pro, X4, X3 Dash Cam 10ft Mini USB 12V 24V to 5V Dash Cam Hardwire Kit with Mini, ACS, ATO, Micro2 Add a Circuit Fuse Holders, Low Voltage Protection for Mini USB Dash Cams
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【Compatible 12 – 24V Vehicles】This hardwire kit connects the camera directly to the car, truck, bus, suvs, or big rig for continuous power, accepts voltage from any type of vehicles runs on 12 – 24V.【24/7 Parking Surveillance】Directly to the battery for constant 24hrs/7days power to protect against theft when your car is in the parking lot.【Power Supply】Directly to the ignition wire for power only so it can turn on and off with the ignition and you don't have to worry about plugging in the charger, or turning the dashcam on, or any such stuff.【Low voltage protection】It has a smart low voltage protection system that will automatically shut off the power to your dash cam when the battery voltage drops to 11.4V or 22.8V, thus preventing it draining the battery.【Mulitiple uses】Mini USB plug compatible with all mini usb dash cams such as Vantrue N2 Pro/N2/X3/T2/N1 Pro/X1/X4, GPS navigator and radar detector etc, it always frees up the cigarette lighter for other devices. Please note: It doesn't work for Vantrue S1 Dash Cam.
It is very cool! It just attaches to the same main dash camera, so no additional power needed. We've added this kit so it gets power on and off as soon as the power is on and off, so it's automatic.
The video footage saves in the same folder, it just puts a R or F depending on the video orientation.
This is the one I have, and I'm very happy with it. Video is very good, and it covers a wide angle. It always works. I also got a hard-wire kit, linked below, but it came with a standard lighter plug.
Video frame grab showing the view:
And my mounting location, sort of behind the mirror. So it's not in my face, but reachable if needed:
I got this one from vantrue
Which I didn't think was a bad kit or anything
I use the hardwire kit for mine. The wire goes above the ceiling trim, then down through the drivers side A pillar, then down to the fuse box where it piggybacks onto the lighter socket circuit. The mount stays up all the time, the cam comes off and goes in the glove compartment when I'm not using it.
Mounted camera from driver's perspective
Front of camera
Rear/bottom of camera
Mount and wire
Another view of mount and wire
Hardwire kit, behind trim panel
Fuse box connection
The only disadvantage in terms of view is that you need to raise the rearview mirror almost as far as it will go, this just takes some getting used to.
This the one I have. Additionally, I bought a kit to hardwire it in:
It may look slightly intimidating to hardwire it, but it is actually super easy. Just connect the ground wire to a metal bolt on the car and find a fuse that runs off the ignition. Take out the fuse, put it in the new fuse holder, and plug that in. Done.
I haven't had any issues with the cold. But they are removable if you are worried about it. Works great, Set it and forget it. Just pop in a good size memory card and you are golden.
> Vantrue N2 Pro, N2, T2, N1 Pro, X4, X3 Dash Cam 10ft Mini USB 12V 24V to 5V Dash Cam Hardwire Kit with Mini, ACS, ATO, Micro2 Add a Circuit Fuse Holders, Low Voltage Protection for Mini USB Dash Cams
Kind of expensive for a cheap kit, but w/e. Seems to lack an inline fuse, but it could have one in the box, don't really know.
> A possible problem is that I didn't crimp the wire because I wanted to make sure it would work first.
Yes crimping the wire would be important. It is an electrical connection.
You can't really "Uncrimp" things. However, you could cut, strip, and then crimp/heat gun + shrink tube it again.
Example: CRIMP CONNECTORS how to crimp EASILY & SAFELY
This is unacceptably low setting for a 12 v system.
11.6v = dead battery can not start.
12v systems actually go up to 14v when the alternator is running.
12.4v is normal use, 12.2v deep cycling, 12.0v deep cycling, 11.8v deep cycling, 11.6v battery dead.
This is the kit I got. I did what it said to do but it still doesnt work. A possible problem is that I didnt crimp the wire because I wanted to make sure it would work first. Its connected, just not crimped, would crimping it make it work? Can you uncrimp a thing