Power sypplys for Dash Cam
OBDII Power Cable
12V adapter

Two Common power sypplys for Dash Cam

Date Time: October 10, 2023
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Author: ROYI

Power sypplys for Dash Cam


Purchasing an Yuwei Dash Camera is a great long-term investment. When hard wired directly into your car it will protect you on the road for years to come with no need to worry about power supply. What though if you don’t want the camera attached to the vehicle?  

Having a camera hard wired to a vehicle isn’t the best option for everybody. You may want the option of an immediate plug and play. You may be renting the car and only want to use for a few hours, or you may be using the vehicle as a Taxi, Ride Share or Courier. Having a camera as your permanent recording if you are a professional driver can be invaluable, but many don’t do it for this very reason of hard-wiring.

Whatever the reason, you need another option to power your Yuwei Dash Camera.

So, what are your options?

OBDII Power Cable


The OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) plug is located on every single car and usually within easy reach and open to the cabin for quick access. Normally located around the steering column the plug is clearly marked and shaped.


What is a OBD Power Plug?
As vehicles came with more computers and needed issues diagnosing quickly the OBD provided quick access to the vehicle diagnostic tools and has adapted with the times. The OBD1 was only connected to the console of a car, while OBD2 is remotely connected to the vehicle. OBD1 was used during the earlier years of the car manufacturing industry, while OBD2 was only introduced in car models produced in the early 1990’s and beyond. Safe to say most of us have an OBDII plug.


OBDII Power Cable Install
1) Locate your OBD plug. Usually under your steering column, if not then check the hand book.
2) Simply plug in the OBD side into the socket (it only goes one way),
3) Wait for the light to show power is on and select your desired power mode. It really is that simple.

12V adapter


We all know the 12V plug, many of us used it to power older GPS systems and charge our phones before USB plugs became more popular.

The only drawback to using a 12V plug is that once you turn off the engine, the camera will also turn off.
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