Dash Cam Battery Life

Dash Cams are not generally designed to run off their internal battery for long periods of time. The internal battery only exists to give the camera the ability to automatically save the footage if the power source is suddenly lost, such as in the event of a traffic accident.

At the most, the battery may be able to give a few minutes of operation before shutting down after you turn off your ignition.

It is common for customers to plug their dash cam in to “charge” for a few hours and then be left bewildered by the fact that the camera won’t run without being plugged in.

Dash Cams are designed to run off permanent power such as your vehicle’s cigarette lighter. If you have a requirement to run your dash cam without using the cigarette lighter it is possible to use a portable power bank to provide a more mobile solution.