2020 CX-30 Premium Polymetal Gray
I tried using a Garmin dash cam in my car. Suction cup to the windshield and power from the outlet in the center console. To my surprise I discovered that the power outlet is "hot" at all times, even with the ignition off, and thus the camera will be drawing current 24/7. My concern is that since I don't use my cx30 that frequently what effect will this constant power drain have on the car battery (and the camera)? At present the dash cam is sitting idle until I can find a passive solution to this problem. Any ideas on a solution that will not require me to connect and disconnect the power each time I drive my car?
Hey guys, did you buy any dash cam for your car? Is this a good one:
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Any recommendations? Thanks.
I just re-checked my USA CX-30 and the accessory socket indeed stays hot when the vehicle is powered off, even looked in the manual which confirms " accessory socket can be used regardless of whether the ignition is on or off". So looks like this is a difference between countries. Cheers...I read the forums before I collected my car that the 12v socket on it was powered all the time but I think this appears to be people talking from experience with the 3. It looks like that’s not the case on the 30. Even says in the manual that the accessory socket requires ignition to be in for power.