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Thinkware F800 Pro 24V Connection

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Sploinker, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Jan 14, 2020 at 4:50 PM
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    Sploinker

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    My dual channel camera setup has been running great since July install. However, now it is shutting off in parking mode due to voltage decrease. On another forum it was recommended by some BBMC guys to connect to 24v source vs. 12v and utilize the cameras 24v setting. I am not an electronics guy at all. Has anyone else set up their camera using 24 constant on source? If so where the heck is a source in the Tacoma?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Jan 14, 2020 at 4:54 PM
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    There is no 24volt source in the Tacoma. Only 12volt. You would need a second battery in parallel or a DC to DC voltage converter like this

    https://www.amazon.com/Converter-Re...5&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1

    I have no idea if this unit I included for reference is a good one or will serve your needs. It was just the first one I found when I googled it.
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2020 at 5:34 PM
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    No problem, I will buy a cellink battery before I go that route. I just don't know enough about the electronics other than to follow guides. Appreciate the confirmation as that's what i was thinking because I couldn't find a single reference anywhere. Thanks!
     
  4. Jan 16, 2020 at 10:44 AM
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    Could you post pictures of your install I’m looking for a dash cam and I’m looking for a clean install
     
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  5. Jan 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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    I've got a Blackvue 590w-2ch installed with a PowerMagicPro since last spring, all spring, summer, fall it ran great with parking mode lasting most of the night.

    Once the weather got cold I've switched off parking mode because running the batt down to 12.0v at -20c means it isn't going to start when I need it to.

    My options are to get a better/bigger battery that will last longer while in parking mode. Or get the celllink/blackvue camera battery pack that is made to charge and run parking mode for the camera.

    Once the weather gets better I'll switch it back on.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2020 at 12:09 PM
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    Before you do any of that, have you checked your voltage in the settings? There is a setting that turns the camera off if it hits a voltage min/max limit that you set and can even set which months this is active/inactive.
     
  7. Jan 16, 2020 at 1:40 PM
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  8. Jan 16, 2020 at 7:43 PM
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    Ditto.

    I’d like to get one of these and hoping that it’s not so obtrusive that it blocks my view or entices someone to steal it.

    ...do they catch someone at the doors?
     
  9. Jan 17, 2020 at 2:19 AM
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    I have the DOD Rc500 in my motorhome. It installed behind the mirror and is not noticeable from the driver seat. Hoping to do the same in this truck but it is crowded up there.
     
  10. Jan 17, 2020 at 7:59 AM
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    I can post some pictures in a few hours of my F800 Pro dual channel. I hardwired my install with the Thinkware hardwire kit. It came out to be a super clean install and the front camera is hidden by the rear view mirror.

    With Thinkware, be aware there is ~ 10sec delay before recording starts on engine start. Don't think it's recording when you start and immediately pull off from a driveway/parking spot. Also remember to make sure your rear window isn't obstructed/foggy/etc when walking to the driver door.
     
  11. Jan 17, 2020 at 5:11 PM
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    Here are the pics of my F800 Pro. It was dusk, so light was a bit wonky in the pics.

    Front Camera:
    IMG_20200117_171919.jpg
    IMG_20200117_171457.jpg
    IMG_20200117_172034.jpg
    IMG_20200117_171345.jpg


    Back Camera:
    IMG_20200117_171511.jpg
    IMG_20200117_171315.jpg

    From the App:

    Screenshot_20200117-171719.jpg
    Screenshot_20200117-171700.jpg
     
  12. Jan 17, 2020 at 6:07 PM
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    Very clean install,You nailed it. That’s exactly what I’m looking for. Thanks for the pix.
     
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  13. Jan 19, 2020 at 1:19 PM
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    In my case I did a hardwired clean install as well but I utilized the Toyota camera cover as my mount point. For the back I made a bracket by bending a piece of metal in half that slides right over the liner. Because of its V shape it basically stays in place by pressure from the V notch. This allowed me to put it dead center and still have a functioning sliding window.

    SMALL COMPUTER SCREW USED TO MOUNT FANS


    COVER FROM TOYOTA CAMERA - MADE A SMALL PILOT HOLE


    CAMERA MOUNT FROM THINKWARE - HAD TO MAKE SMALL PILOT HOLE AND SHAVE A LITTLE OUT TO COUNTER SINK JUST A BIT. STARTED WITH LARGE DRILL BIT THEN MOVED TO SMALL. ATTACHED MOUNTING PLATE THEN CAMERA TO MOUNTING PLATE AS NORMAL.


    MOUNTED CAMERA - HAD TO FILE DOWN THE VERY TOP OPOSITE CAMERA END FOR WIRES TO PASS CLEANLY UNDER


    MOUNTED BACK IN TRUCK


    REARVIEW MIRROR VIEW


    MOUNTED REAR CAMERA


    SIDE SHOT REAR SHOWING BRACKET - ALL I HAD ON HAND WAS BLACK TAPE TO HIDE THE SILVER AND PROVIDE A LITTLE PADDING.


    FRONT VIEW


    REAR VIEW
     

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