12V Trickle or Charge whilst car off?

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EDB4YLI55
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12V Trickle or Charge whilst car off?

Post by EDB4YLI55 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:51 pm

I have a dashcam I want to record whilst parking.

I cannot get my Ateca to keep anything charging from the 12V port. I had an Audi A3 Quattro before it was brilliant changed without anythign in the ignition meaning the time I was at shops or anywhere I could record withe the dashcam, caught a hit and run before now. So I'd like the same ability on my Ateca, can this be changed?


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Re: 12V Trickle or Charge whilst car off?

Post by MarkB » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:33 pm

You could use a piggy-back fuse and power supply (I did this for the satnav in Ruth's old Yeti) - don't know how much space there is in and around the Ateca's interior fuse box, or you could plug it into the OBD port which again I haven't located in the Ateca but it should be in the driver's footwell. I was thinking of plugging a solar charger into the Jag's OBD port to keep the stop-start battery topped up. Here's a useful link:

http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2016/5/8/y ... ou-sh.html

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Re: 12V Trickle or Charge whilst car off?

Post by Tell » Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:20 pm

Mark on the OBD and fuse box, I did note in the pictures I took off the passenger foot well there were some twisty plastic lugs that looked like an access panel so I did wonder what was under there. May be all the panels have these. I never look at the drivers side.

Like this

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Edit... no OBD is straight down from the main light switch you can feel it.... see

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Re: 12V Trickle or Charge whilst car off?

Post by Drmac » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:54 pm

EDB4YLI55 wrote:I have a dashcam I want to record whilst parking.

I cannot get my Ateca to keep anything charging from the 12V port. I had an Audi A3 Quattro before it was brilliant changed without anythign in the ignition meaning the time I was at shops or anywhere I could record withe the dashcam, caught a hit and run before now. So I'd like the same ability on my Ateca, can this be changed?


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Did you manage to install your dash cam, in my current car I use a piggy back fuse, but trying to find a earth was a pain. Does the Ateca have ground points near the internal fuse box?
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Re: 12V Trickle or Charge whilst car off?

Post by Affe » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:57 pm

Hello,

Sorry to bump old thread but did you find ground points near the internal fuse box?

I am planning to use piggyback fuse and back wiper for ACC and 12v power outlet for Battery always on.

I'm installing BlackVue with power box and everything else went smoothly but cannot find ground.

Ps I'm assuming that Seat hasn't have anything fancy Efficientdynamics with IBS like BMW. That might cause problems when there is direct grounding.


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