Connect the dashcam to an OBDII port for power

To utilize the full features of the AI-12 dashcam, including Standby mode, the dashcam must be connected to a constant 12V or 24V minimum 2A power source using the supplied cables. You can do this by connecting the dashcam to an OBDII port. Purchase a five meter OBDII cable from your authorized reseller.

Warning

This installation should be performed by a qualified or professional person only. Working with your vehicle's power system can be dangerous. Consult a professional for guidance.

Note

While in Standby mode, you can retrieve recordings from the dashcam. In Standby mode, the dashcam draws a current of 34 mA.

To connect your dashcam to an OBDII port:

  1. Locate the engine diagnostic port.

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    The port is usually found in the driver area, at or below knee level.

  2. Align the connector end of the OBDII cable with the engine diagnostic port.

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    Connectors can vary by vehicle. If a different one is needed, contact your authorized reseller.

  3. Push the connector into the port.

    Note

    Ensure that the OBDII cable is secure and well-connected to the port.

  4. Connect the OBDII cable to the dashcam.

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  5. Start your vehicle to test the dashcam.

  6. Once you have tested your dashcam, run the power cable along the headliner of the vehicle from the A-Pillar to the power source.

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