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We are happy to announce the details for the Model 3 Owners Club BlackVue dashcam group buy!
There are two camera choices available, the BlackVue DR750S (1CH or 2CH) system with 1080p 60fps recording and the DR900S (1CH or 2CH) system with 4K 30fps recording. This year our members will have a choice to select the camera and SD card size that best fits their needs.

DR750S-1CH - https://www.thedashcamstore.com/blackvue-dr750s-1ch-single-lens-1080p-60fps-gps-wifi-dashcam/
DR750S-2CH - https://www.thedashcamstore.com/bla...al-1080p-gps-wifi-dashcam-for-front-and-rear/
DR900S-1CH - https://www.thedashcamstore.com/blackvue-dr900s-1ch-single-lens-4k-gps-wifi-cloud-capable-dashcam/
DR900S-2CH - https://www.thedashcamstore.com/bla...ifi-cloud-capable-dashcam-for-front-and-rear/

Shipping within the United States is no charge, Canadian shipping is $25.00 USD and will be sent by USPS Priority International.

The offer this year is 20% off your cart total and the discount will also apply to any compatible accessories to the BlackVue cameras (Power Magic Pro, B-124 Battery pack, polarizing filters, etc).


October 30: sorry, the deal is now closed

After your order is placed the order status will be updated to "awaiting shipment" until the group buy purchase is over.

Pricing on the website is shown in USD but Canadian members can change currency to CAD (look for the “All prices are in USD” link at the top right of any webpage.
For those outside the US and Canada, shipping will be per your individual location and will vary. Some locations the vendor is not able to ship directly to. PM @MelindaV if you have any questions on shipping outside of North America.

This generous discount will be available from October 22nd to October 29th , after which orders will start being fulfilled by November 9th. After your order is placed, you will receive a order notification that the order status has changed to “Awaiting Shipment” pending the end of the Group Buy purchase.


TECHNOTES:

BlackVue's Over the Cloud feature (for the 750 & 900):
https://www.blackvue.com/blackvue-over-the-cloud/

BlackVue's Parking Mode Explained:
https://www.blackvue.com/blackvue-dashcam-parking-mode/

Video Quality Settings & Recording Time chart:
https://www.blackvue.com/video-quality-settings-and-recording-time/
  • 16GB gives you 55 minutes of video at highest quality (on the 900).
  • 128GB gives you 7 hours and 20 minutes of video at highest quality (on the 900).
BlackVue DR750S-2CH Specifications
https://www.blackvue.com/dr750s-2ch/#1459846779052-0ad7b49f-b495

BlackVue DR900S-2CH Specifications
https://www.blackvue.com/dr900s-2ch/#specifications

WHERE TO GET POWER IN THE MODEL 3:

Special notes about power:
The video above shows where to get SWITCHED power (when the car is running).

If you want always-on for a dashcam, then the best location is to pull out the overhead console with the hazard button and map lights. Feeding that you will see a yellow wire on the corner of that connector (pin 1), that is +12 hot always. If you need ground, the black wire on pin 16 is good. Don't pull over 1A from this circuit though!

Here's a PDF on another method to obtain power for the dashcam
 

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This is probably the wrong thread, but isn’t there an issue with pulling I switched power from model 3? I hear all sorts of things about error codes and dead 12v batteries from dash cams.
 

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This is probably the wrong thread, but isn’t there an issue with pulling I switched power from model 3? I hear all sorts of things about error codes and dead 12v batteries from dash cams.
Those are from people who pulled peer directly from the battery instead of finding the correct place to pull power. That video shows the correct location for switched 12V
 

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Those are from people who pulled peer directly from the battery instead of finding the correct place to pull power. That video shows the correct location for switched 12V
Yep, have watched that video before. So in most of the installs of the blackvue though, I saw that they were using a 12v accessory outlet, not direct wiring.

So, if I were to say, desire being able to run the dash cam when parked, I would have to spring for that battery kit then? I saw that they can do cloud upload in case someone decides to steal the camera in the middle of a theft etc, but I also see you have to have your own hotspot connection to make that work. In the videos I watched, it also seemed like once you set it up to use the cloud, your phone goes through that, which is a lower quality video? Are you still able to access the camera separate from the cloud?
 
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Yep, have watched that video before. So in most of the installs of the blackvue though, I saw that they were using a 12v accessory outlet, not direct wiring.

So, if I were to say, desire being able to run the dash cam when parked, I would have to spring for that battery kit then? I saw that they can do cloud upload in case someone decides to steal the camera in the middle of a theft etc, but I also see you have to have your own hotspot connection to make that work. In the videos I watched, it also seemed like once you set it up to use the cloud, your phone goes through that, which is a lower quality video? Are you still able to access the camera separate from the cloud?
If you prefer not to deal with wiring we recommend the battery kit as it will power the dashcam for several hours when the car is off
 

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Does some have a good list of which components are needed with which solution?

Unswitched power vs switched power, for instance.

Thanks.
Everything you need to know is in the links given at the bottom of the first post. Watch the video and read the notes on where to get constant and switched power
 

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If you prefer not to deal with wiring we recommend the battery kit as it will power the dashcam for several hours when the car is off
Wait, the battery is for if you don't want to wire to switched power? I thought it was for powering the camera when the car is parked and the switched power is off.
 

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Wait, the battery is for if you don't want to wire to switched power? I thought it was for powering the camera when the car is parked and the switched power is off.
If wired to switched power, the battery will recharge while the car is on, then it will power the camera while parked. If you plan to wire to constant power, the battery is not needed.
I did not want to go directly to constant power, so have the B124, currently plugged into the 12v outlet but eventually will change it over to a switched line... or just leave it on the 12v outlet (my last car didn't have a 12v outlet, so not sure at this point what else I would need it for besides the occasional tire inflation/top-up).
 

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Got my 900S-2CH a few month back but was considering getting the battery pack (124). I figured I couldn’t use this group buy for the battery by itself but I tried it and it worked fine. Thanks for this! It pushed me over the edge on whether or not to get the battery so BalckVue got their money’s worth out of this customer
 

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We are happy to announce the details for the Model 3 Owners Club BlackVue dashcam group buy!
There are two camera choices available, the BlackVue DR750S (1CH or 2CH) system with 1080p 60fps recording and the DR900S (1CH or 2CH) system with 4K 30fps recording. This year our members will have a choice to select the camera and SD card size that best fits their needs.

DR750S-1CH - https://www.thedashcamstore.com/blackvue-dr750s-1ch-single-lens-1080p-60fps-gps-wifi-dashcam/
DR750S-2CH - https://www.thedashcamstore.com/bla...al-1080p-gps-wifi-dashcam-for-front-and-rear/
DR900S-1CH - https://www.thedashcamstore.com/blackvue-dr900s-1ch-single-lens-4k-gps-wifi-cloud-capable-dashcam/
DR900S-2CH - https://www.thedashcamstore.com/bla...ifi-cloud-capable-dashcam-for-front-and-rear/

Shipping within the United States is no charge, Canadian shipping is $25.00 USD and will be sent by USPS Priority International.

The offer this year is 20% off your cart total and the discount will also apply to any compatible accessories to the BlackVue cameras (Power Magic Pro, B-124 Battery pack, polarizing filters, etc).




The discount code to apply during checkout under Coupon/GiftCertificate is M3OC2018


After your order is placed the order status will be updated to "awaiting shipment" until the group buy purchase is over.

Pricing on the website is shown in USD but Canadian members can change currency to CAD (look for the “All prices are in USD” link at the top right of any webpage.
For those outside the US and Canada, shipping will be per your individual location and will vary. Some locations the vendor is not able to ship directly to. PM @MelindaV if you have any questions on shipping outside of North America.

This generous discount will be available from October 22nd to October 29th , after which orders will start being fulfilled by November 9th. After your order is placed, you will receive a order notification that the order status has changed to “Awaiting Shipment” pending the end of the Group Buy purchase.


TECHNOTES:

BlackVue's Over the Cloud feature (for the 750 & 900):
https://www.blackvue.com/blackvue-over-the-cloud/

BlackVue's Parking Mode Explained:
https://www.blackvue.com/blackvue-dashcam-parking-mode/

Video Quality Settings & Recording Time chart:
https://www.blackvue.com/video-quality-settings-and-recording-time/
  • 16GB gives you 55 minutes of video at highest quality (on the 900).
  • 128GB gives you 7 hours and 20 minutes of video at highest quality (on the 900).
BlackVue DR750S-2CH Specifications
https://www.blackvue.com/dr750s-2ch/#1459846779052-0ad7b49f-b495

BlackVue DR900S-2CH Specifications
https://www.blackvue.com/dr900s-2ch/#specifications

WHERE TO GET POWER IN THE MODEL 3:

Special notes about power:
The video above shows where to get SWITCHED power (when the car is running).

If you want always-on for a dashcam, then the best location is to pull out the overhead console with the hazard button and map lights. Feeding that you will see a yellow wire on the corner of that connector (pin 1), that is +12 hot always. If you need ground, the black wire on pin 16 is good. Don't pull over 1A from this circuit though!

Here's a PDF on another method to obtain power for the dashcam
If wired to switched power, the battery will recharge while the car is on, then it will power the camera while parked. If you plan to wire to constant power, the battery is not needed.
I did not want to go directly to constant power, so have the B124, currently plugged into the 12v outlet but eventually will change it over to a switched line... or just leave it on the 12v outlet (my last car didn't have a 12v outlet, so not sure at this point what else I would need it for besides the occasional tire inflation/top-up).
Ok, read the PDF on using the battery and getting switched power from the 12V in the console. He mentions in there you can’t pull direct from the battery, but also seems to talk about not wanting to pull always on power, wasn’t quite clear on if it would do the same error thing to the battery or just keep the car on all the time. Did someone else understand it better?

Also, is there a link to posts of the guy that wrote those how tos? Not that the writers aren’t good, just seems like there is more story and detail there.

Thanks. Trying to get up to speed on all this quickly.
 

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If you want always-on for a dashcam, then the best location is to pull out the overhead console with the hazard button and map lights. Feeding that you will see a yellow wire on the corner of that connector (pin 1), that is +12 hot always. If you need ground, the black wire on pin 16 is good. Don't pull over 1A from this circuit though!
If wired to switched power, the battery will recharge while the car is on, then it will power the camera while parked. If you plan to wire to constant power, the battery is not needed.
I did not want to go directly to constant power, so have the B124, currently plugged into the 12v outlet but eventually will change it over to a switched line... or just leave it on the 12v outlet (my last car didn't have a 12v outlet, so not sure at this point what else I would need it for besides the occasional tire inflation/top-up).
So has anyone actually done the always-on power? Does that work or does that cause the same error code. It would be a much cleaner install if the car would keep charging up the 12v battery without complaint, but will it?

Sounds like the safer, albeit more pricey method is to go with the battery and switched power.
 

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So has anyone actually done the always-on power? Does that work or does that cause the same error code. It would be a much cleaner install if the car would keep charging up the 12v battery without complaint, but will it?

Sounds like the safer, albeit more pricey method is to go with the battery and switched power.
in a conversation I had with TheDashCamStore, they have done a number of installs both directly to always-on power and switched power. Some of the always-on have ended up with the battery error after a few months (none had issues in less than 3 months). Other installs they have done have not had that issue (or enough time as not gone by). I didn't want to chance an issue, so decided on the B124 battery option.
 

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in a conversation I had with TheDashCamStore, they have done a number of installs both directly to always-on power and switched power. Some of the always-on have ended up with the battery error after a few months (none had issues in less than 3 months). Other installs they have done have not had that issue (or enough time as not gone by). I didn't want to chance an issue, so decided on the B124 battery option.
He also explained that to me. He also said that it could be due to a faulty battery that gave up after a few months so it might not even be related to pulling from constant power at all. We shall see. My car is 6 months old now and has had no 12V issues so I am going to try the direct power connect approach and cross my fingers. Worse case scenario is I have to buy a new 12V battery and pay Tesla to install it. It's all for science anyway.
 
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