Powering your Dash Cam with the 12V Car Charger
The 12V Car Charger is the simplest way to power your Thinkware Dash Cam. This plug-and-play cable will power the Thinkware Dash Cam while in Continuous Mode only.
The Dash Cam will be unable to utilize the Parking Mode Features when powered with the 12V Car Charger. This cable is included with most Thinkware Dash Cam bundles and is the simplest way to power the Dash Cam.
Always-On Outlet Disclaimer
In most vehicles, the 12V outlet will stop providing power with the ignition off. However select domestic vehicles may have an Always-on 12V Cigarette Port. If this is the case, the 12V Car Charger is not for you, and we’d recommend installation with the Hardwiring, OBD-II Harness, or iVolt Battery Pack.
With an always-on outlet, the Dash Cam will stay powered at all times. Since the Dash Cam is unable to enter Parking Mode with the 12V Car Charger, the Dash Cam cannot utilize its Record Timer, or Voltage Cut Off Settings to power down. As the Dash Cam is unable to power off when your battery is getting low, this risks draining the battery completely.
You will need to manually unplug the Dash Cam each time when leaving and entering the vehicle to ensure no drainage occurs.