Anyone got a Thinkware dash cam?

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Anyone got a Thinkware dash cam?

Post by Bunford » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:12 am

I have an F50 and just wondering what is a safe lowest voltage limit to let the camera drain down to in the Thinkware settings application that still allows you to start the car without issues?
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Re: Anyone got a Thinkware dash cam?

Post by bjt » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:29 am

I just left mine on the default, seems to work fine.
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Re: Anyone got a Thinkware dash cam?

Post by Bunford » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:35 pm

bjt wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:29 am
I just left mine on the default, seems to work fine.
Have you stayed in the car to see how long it records for though? Mine seems to only record for 15/20 minutes on the default then turns off due to low battery power.
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Re: Anyone got a Thinkware dash cam?

Post by bjt » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:24 pm

Sounds like you need a new battery.
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Re: Anyone got a Thinkware dash cam?

Post by Bunford » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:40 pm

bjt wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:24 pm
Sounds like you need a new battery.
Maybe. The current one has been in there for at least 4 years, and wouldn't be surprised if much longer, maybe even from new. I can listen to stereo for a good couple of hours though, as I discovered waiting in the car and avoid Christmas shops the other day!

Is there any good place to source batteries and any brand or spec recommended?, particularly for E87s?
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