Car Battery Discharge Prevention Device
Provides constant power to Dash Cam when engine is OFF
Required to utilise Parking Mode Function
High Temperature Protection
Dash Cams Australia’s #1 Hardwire Kit Choice
Vico-Power Plus Hardwire Kit: Your Smart Car-Battery Power Management Device!
The Power Plus Hardwire Kit is a Battery Discharge Prevention Device that connects to your car battery and provides constant power to your Dash Cam when the engine is turned off. Essentially the hardwire kit is connected into your fuse box and your Dash Cam plugs into the accessory socket on the hardwire kit. This is an essential kit if you wish to utilise the Parking Surveillance Mode function on your Dash Cam (check if your Dash Cam has this feature).
In Parking Surveillance Mode, your Dash Cam needs a constant power supply and will detect any motion or impact and record the footage while you are away from the car. The Power Plus intelligently monitors your car battery voltage and when the battery reaches the low voltage set point set by you, it will automatically cut power to the Dash Cam preventing your battery from draining and jump starting.
The Vico Power Plus also has a separate power cut-off switch for when you want to turn the Dash Cam off completely when parked e.g. when it is garaged or in a secure location when you don’t want to monitor your car.
The Power Plus is our top pick Hardwire Kit due to it’s durable, high quality build and has extra protection features for your car and Dash Cam.
Power Plus provides multiple protection features including:
1. Low Voltage protection for your car battery
2. High Temperature protection for your Dash Cam
3. Additional Timer mode option
4. Over-Current/Surge protection for your Dash Cam
*Please note: All Dash Cams will operate without a hardwire kit via the supplied power cord plugged into your cigarette lighter socket. You just won’t be able to use the Parking Mode feature powering the Dash Cam this way as it will shut down when the engine is off.
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NOTE- It is highly recommended that the Power Plus be installed by a certified Auto Electrician.
Low Voltage protection
Power-Plus will periodically auto-detect your battery voltage status, and cut the power if the voltage drops below the configured value (11.6/11.8/12.0/12.2/12.4V or 23.2/23.4/23.6/23.8/24/24.2/24.4/24.6V) to prevent your car battery from draining and requiring a jump start.
Over Temperature protection
During Summer months, internal car temperatures raise extremely high if your car is parked car outside in direct sunlight. Over temperature could Damage your Dash Cam. Power-PLUS built-in thermo sensor will cut-off power and shut down your Dash Cam if the temperature exceeds the setup value. (Off /50°/55°/60°/65°/70°/75°C) *(Off /122°/131°/140°/149°/158°/167°F)
If you switch into Timer Mode, Power-Plus will cut off power when the time lapses, based on your setup time (2/6/12/24/48/72hrs). The low voltage and over temperature protection also work while in timer mode.
Over Current/Surge protection
Power-Plus will detect abnormal over current status and cut power off to prevent any damage to your Dash Cam. Additionally, the Power-Plus is built in with an extra fuse box (2A), to have extra protection if anything goes wrong such as incorrect installing or short circuit.
The Perfect Power Device for Smart Parking Mode on any Dash Cam!
Compatible with all Dash Cams with Smart Parking Mode function, providing full protection + continuous recording when you are away from your. Power-Plus is the best companion to enable this continuous monitoring function.
Built-in Digital Display/Backlight LED, easier to monitor/control
Backlight LED enables users to have clear display of the car-battery voltage and setup control, even at night. It contains 3 handy control buttons for ease of use with a clear LED friendly display.
Power-Plus is 100% compatible with all Dash Cams. Please Note: Some Dash Cams may not include the Smart Parking Mode function.
Multi Input Power Type, DC12V/24V all in one
No matter if your car is running a DC12V or 24V battery, Power-PLUS will auto-detect the voltage input to display different programmable menu setting. It’s automatic.
Multi-Switch to Select Normal mode and Timer mode
Normal mode provides low voltage and over temperature protection at the same time. Timer mode provides both low voltage and over temperature + additional timer cut-off when your set time lapses. There is a switch on the side of Power-Plus for you to easily switch between either modes.
Easy Programmable Settings
Users can select their own settings of cut-off voltage, temperature, and time depending on their needs. It’s all clearly displayed in a user friendly menu.
Main Switch to Select Activate/Bypass for Different Parking Environment/Situation
You can easily select to turn the Power-Plus OFF depending on different parking environment/situations. For example, you may switch to “Bypass (=OFF)” while parking at home in a garage. This saves memory space and car battery power. Alternatively switch to “Activate (=ON)” when you want to use the Parking Surveillance Mode.
Switch to Activate: Power-Plus provides power to the Dash Cam while the engine is both ON and OFF.
Switch to Bypass: Power-Plus provides power to Dash Cam ONLY when the engine is on. When the engine is off, the Power-Plus provides NO power to the Dash Cam.
*Dash Cams Australia highly recommend using a qualified auto-electrician to install your hardwired Dash Cam system.