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Should you power a dashcam form the OBD port?

Word on the street says you can power a dashboard camera from your OBD or OBD 2 port, but should you do this?

Let’s consider the advantages: you use a pre made adapter that powers your dashcam without needing batteries, it’s a compact setup and one that is quite literally plug and play.

However, this in turn draws power directly from the car’s electrical system and has been known to drain your battery while parked. If you choose to run a dashcam form the OBD port, you might wanna take a look at this video.

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