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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:46 pm    Post subject: Blackvue hard wire installation Reply with quote

I've installed front and rear view 650s cameras and have order the power magic pro.
Anyone know which fuses in the passenger compartment would be best?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've been warned not to wire up the power unit, kills the 911 battery within 24-48hrs
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6appeal wrote:
i've been warned not to wire up the power unit, kills the 911 battery within 24-48hrs


Are you talking about the Power Magic Pro? I have the system fitted to my 997 for almost 18 months without any problem whatsoever including extended periods (1+ month) where the car hasn't been used without issue.

The whole idea of the Magic Pro is to protect against killing the battery.......

For OP: I have a 997 so not sure if fuse box corresponds but I have used:

Row A F10 (cigarette lighter) - permanent
Row C F6 (rear window wiper, non dazzle interior mirror, Park Assist Control Unit) - ignition powered

Hopefully of use.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quite a few macon's, panamera's and 991's with installations online but very little info on the 991.2.
Will have a look at the fuse diagram to determine what will work best and of course, PMP kills power to the unit as soon as the voltage drops below a predetermined level.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's interesting... the car audio shop that I visited selling them advised that they'd had too many cars with batteries being discharged that they recommended against.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just add a little to this thread.

The Power Magic Pro seems to be the default power saving unit that most people on forums default to but I'm led to believe that the Multi Safer unit is actually a better unit. I've never used either but when I get a 991.1 C2S later on in the year I think I'll be getting a Multi Safer unit for my dashcam.

There's plenty of information on both units online. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a Magic Pro hard wired to my previous car but it still drained the battery, I had to periodically trickle charge the battery if I had not gone on a long drive. I had the local dealer check out the battery to see if needed a new one however that informed me that the battery itself was of OK but the 'Magic Pro' was draining the battery when the Blackvue dashcam was in 'Park mode' I found that the 'Park mode' was just too sensitive and the movement of tree leaves etc. in the wind kept activating the camera.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a blackvue dash cam installed with power magic pro and I have had no issues.

You change the minimum voltage level for the pmp
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hardwired my Thinkware F770 to my 997 fusebox in passenger compartment fusebox. I was supposed to do a write up with pics but haven't got around to it yet.

The fuses I used were A10 (Cigarette lighter - permanent on) and C6 (Rear Window wiper - ignition on). These were selected because of their position in the fusebox as the "add a fuse" do require a bit of space to the left to be installed.

The Thinkware F770 has an auto shutoff depending on the voltage of your car battery which you can set from the smartphone app.

After 2 days the Camera will shut off anyway so parking mode will cease. I guess when at home this isn't so much of an issue but when parked out in the street it is not out for more than 2 days.
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