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Power Magic Pro - Shuts down camera when car unlocked?

Discussion in 'In-Car Camera Technical' started by AK47UK, Jul 10, 2014.

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    Finally my PMP seems to be working ok, I have set it to 36 hours so will probably find out Sunday if it powers the camera off ok but now I have a question.

    My PMP is set to 11.8v, I have noticed twice now that I have unlocked my car and got into it, shortly after the Blackvue DR550 says it is shutting down. If I start the ignition then it turns on again. I was wondering if perhaps the voltage of the battery dips below 11.8v when unlocking it and so the PMP shuts the camera down? My concern is when I unlock my car just to get something out of it if the camera turns off and I don't drive anywhere it will remain off.

    Anyone noticed similar and does it sound like this is what is happening?
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    Not happening on my DR500, can you test the battery after you have unlocked to see if the battery is any where near the 11.8v ? or even have a tester on the battery when locking and unlocking to see if the voltage dips ?
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    I will give it a try when I have some time, at the moment I am really busy so haven't had much time for in depth testing.
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    ok mate hope you finally get it sorted
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    Thanks mate but it will only take me a few mins to get a multimeter on the battery :) Just very highly strung atm, stress is a mofo.
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    .......and breath :sadlike:
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