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iVolt Mini External Battery

iVolt Mini External Battery

£169.00

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Increase the duration of the Parking Surveillance mode of your Thinkware Dash Cam with the iVolt Mini External Battery.

It allows your Thinkware dash cam to remain in Parking mode for up to 20 hours, or 16 hours with a rear cam added and even longer dependent on the camera and mode used.

Compatible with all THINKWARE Dash Cam models.

!Please note that both methods require the Hardwired version of the Dashcam as the camera is hardwired to the iVolt Mini

  • Input power: 12.0V – 15.5V / 10A MAX
  • Output voltage / Current: 12.0V – 14.6V / 2.0A MAX
  • Charging voltage / Current: 14.6V / 7A (Hardwire). 14.6V / 5A (Plug & Play)
  • Charging time: About 45 minutes (Hardwire). About 80 minutes (Plug & Play)
  • Usage time: 1ch: about 20 hours (2.9Wh). 2ch: about 16 hours (3.5Wh)
  • Battery: LiFePo4 (Lithium iron phosphate)
  • Battery capacity: 12.8V 4,500mAh 57.6Wh
  • Dimensions: 165.4(W) x 131.2(L) x 36.8(H)
  • Weight: 0.95kg
  • Operation temperature: Charging: 0°C~45°C. Discharging: -10°C~60°C. (Cell skin temperature cannot exceed 80°C)
  • Storage temperature: -10°C ~ 60°C
  • Storage humidity range: 65% ±20%RH
    (Recommended to store 23 ±5°C for long term)

Hardwire or Plug & Play?

Simply choose which option from the drop down menu that best suits your needs

Hardwire Option

 Looking to extend the duration of the dashcams parking mode, then install the iVolt into your vehicle. The Hardwired version wires directly into your vehicles fuse box, allowing the iVolt to charge whilst the vehicles ignition is on, this allows for the iVolt to be fully recharged in 45 minute 

Plug & Play Option

This is the perfect solution for those not wanting to hardwire into the vehicles electrics i.e Lease cars, or those that wish to unlock parking mode without the need of a full installation. Simply plug this unit into the vehicles 12v accessories plug (Cigarette socket) then wire your dash cam using the Hardwire lead from the camera into the iVolt.

The iVolt battery is also fully recharged in approximately 80 minutes while driving.

!Please Note the 12v Accessory socket must be ignition controlled!


Either option is also recommended for vehicles that use an intelligent battery system (IBS) like some models of BMW, as they often raise an error code detecting the additional power drain whilst in parking mode.

Do I need to use a Dash Cam Battery Pack?

 

Thinkware Dash Cams offer a few different methods in which the device is powered.

All Thinkware Dash Cams come standard with a built-in voltmeter and battery protection settings to ensure you will not return to your vehicle with a dead battery. These Voltage Settings can be utilized with the Hardwiring Kit or OBD-II Harness to protect your battery when using Parking Mode.

However, If you wish to record an extended amount of Parking Footage, or if you have a Luxury Vehicle/Small Vehicle Battery the Thinkware iVolt Mini Battery Pack may be the right choice for you.

 

The Benefits of using a Dash Cam Battery Pack

 

Extended Parking Mode

When Hardwired the Dash Cam will record in Parking Mode for approximately 8 hours (depending on vehicle’s battery and the voltage cut-off setting) before powering down to save power. With the iVolt Mini, your 1 Channel Dash Cam can run for 20 hours, or if you have a  2 Channel Dash Cam, 16 hours in Parking Mode before needing to recharge the battery pack.

 

Safe for Luxury Vehicles

If you own a Luxury Vehicle such as a BMW, battery drainage not only means replacing the vehicle’s battery but it can also require the dealership to reset the vehicle’s electronics, which can turn into an extremely expensive fix.

By using a Dash Cam Battery Pack, you will still be able to use our Advanced Parking Mode risk-free.

 

Avoid Wear and Tear

With a Hardwired Dash Cam, the constant discharge on the battery over a long period of time can cause wear and tear. The iVolt Mini Battery Pack only draws power to charge when you are driving the vehicle, which prevents damage to the vehicle’s battery over time. With the ignition off, the Dash Cam relies solely on the Battery Pack for power, eliminating the need to draw power from the vehicle’s battery completely.

Why use a Dash Cam Battery Pack instead of a Portable USB Battery Pack?

 

Portable USB Battery Packs feature different technology than a dedicated Dash Cam Battery Pack. Portable USB Battery Packs typically use Lithium-Ion batteries to provide power to the device. Our Thinkware iVolt Mini utilizes a LiFePo4 (Lithium iron phosphate) battery.

The LiFePo4 battery is safer for in-vehicle use as it was designed to withhold extreme temperatures. Lithium-Ion Batteries used in these Portable USB Battery Packs have been known to combust under extreme heat. 

In addition, Portable USB Batteries typically have a long charging time (overnight) compared to our Thinkware iVolt Mini which fully recharges in 45 mins while driving. 

 

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