Dual Dash Cams on One Fuse Tap?

Discussion in 'Dash Cameras & Car Recording Devices' started by WNCmotard, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. WNCmotard

    WNCmotard Premium Member General User Premium Member

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    So I've been running a TaoTronics CD06 in the front, and thanks to ballz50401's post I'll now have a second for the rear. I know the included adapter and instructions tell you to run it from the 2.1a plug on the cigarette adapter. So if I were to do a fuse tap, and hardwire both with a 5a fuse, would that be sufficient? I know the fuse will be, I just wonder if the wiring is rated for that kind of load.
     
  2. wirelessandy

    wirelessandy Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    A 5A fuse ought to be sufficient. In my testing, dash cams typically run about half an amp or so. Just make sure you have good electrical connections (no wonky, loose crimps, etc).
     
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  3. WNCmotard

    WNCmotard Premium Member General User Premium Member

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    Good deal, thanks Andy. All my connections will be soldered and covered with heat shrink. I don't trust anything else to be honest.
     
  4. Stkrdknmibalz

    Stkrdknmibalz PTM Pacos Ahead! Advanced User Premium Member

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    I wouldn't put a 5A as the cables might melt on a surge. Get a 1-3A fuse

    Posted from my Spaceship ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  5. WNCmotard

    WNCmotard Premium Member General User Premium Member

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    Will do, thanks.
     
  6. Deacon

    Deacon TXCTG Advanced User Premium Member

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    Yes, according to manufacturers, 5A is a good choice. You don't need less.
     
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  7. Driver66

    Driver66 Probably driving Beginner User Premium Member

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    The 2 into one won't be a problem at that amperage and the 5 amp fuse will be fine. The wiring might get warm but not melt before the fuse blows. If your not comfortable put a 2 or a 3.5 in instead.