I assume he is saying that his camera is still running, even though the hardwire kit is set to 12.4V, but the car battery is well below that. If the camera is actually off when the battery is well below 12.4V, then the kit has done it's job and shut off the camera and the battery is either in poor health or something else, as you said, is depleting the battery.How is the cable switch set? To what value is the switch on the cable set? The battery also discharges to me, for example, to 11.7V, but this is due to the fact that I do not drive a lot and the battery is discharged by a device other than the camera (I do not know exactly what).
Does the camera enter parking mode within 5-10 seconds after car is shut off?
I set the HK3 voltage to 12.4.To what value is the switch on the cable set?
Before I installed my A129 Duo my battery voltage remained above 12 after days of inactivity and the car always started easily.If the camera is actually off when the battery is well below 12.4V, then the kit has done it's job and shut off the camera and the battery is either in poor health or something else, as you said, is depleting the battery.
So you have parking mode set to Auto Event Detection (motion detection)?
I set the HK3 voltage to 12.4.
- The ignition is at "ACC".
- I select automatic Parking Mode. In the upper right of the A129 screen a "car" icon appears.
- When the ignition is switched off that icon changes to a person figure.
Before I installed my A129 Duo my battery voltage remained above 12 after days of inactivity and the car always started easily.
With the A129 installed and powered by my HK3 set to 12.4 the battery voltage drops overnight to around 12. The car then only just starts.
Thanks for the replies
YesSo you have
parking mode set to Auto Event Detection (motion detection)?
YesNow you rely on the 3-wire kit to turn off the camera when it reaches about 12.4V correct?
NoIs the 3-wire kit turning off the camera (camera is off when you get in int the morning)?
I just measured 10v at the battery and the camera still ran.If you are measuring 12V at the battery and the kit is set to 12.4V AND the camera is still running, then you may have an issue.
Double check your yellow ACC connection. Make sure the fuse turns off with the car. Check with a multimeter, don't assume it turns off just because what ever it powers turns off with the car, the fuse may still be live. Also, double check your ground connection. Must be connected to bare metal that connects to the metal framing under the dash.Tested again with WiFi turned off . Seems like the kits has problem it won't stop the camera even the voltage dropped below the trigger point.
Thank you for your new knowledge. I have a new battery VARTA SILVER Dynamic 63Ah, 12V, D15 and I do not use the parking mode anymore, because when the car is standing for a long time, the battery discharges itself. I don't know if there's a problem, or it's normal.Get your vehicle battery Load Tested.
Never install Hardwire Kit with Parking Mode enabled using vehicle battery older than 4 years.
Set Hardwire Kit cutoff switch to 12.0 volts.
The Low Bitrate Recording mode will fill memory card because it records continuously at 30fps with sound.