Looking for a high-quality dash cam to protect yourself and your vehicle while driving? The Thinkware U1000 offers exceptional video quality and top-of-the-line features. But why settle for just a dash cam when you can enhance its performance with the PowerCell 8 Battery and hardwire installation? In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps to hardwire install the Thinkware U1000 and PowerCell 8 Battery in a 2018 Kia Sorento, all with the help of BlackboxMyCar. Ready to take your driving safety to the next level? Let’s get started.
Dash cameras are becoming increasingly popular among drivers today as they offer incredible features that provide protection and peace of mind when out on the road. BlackboxMyCar is a company that specializes in offering high-quality dash cameras at affordable prices. Recently, they partnered with the RAPS Animal Hospital to help equip their vehicles with reliable dash cameras for their safety and protection. This partnership has led to the demonstration of a proper installation of the Thinkware U1000 4K dash cam and the BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 Battery Pack in a 2018 Kia Sorento. In this article, we will show you how to install this combination in your vehicle effectively.
Installation of the Thinkware U1000 4K Dash Cam and the BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 Battery Pack in a 2018 Kia Sorento
We will take a step-by-step approach to help you hardwire these two devices into your car. Please note that this installation assumes that you are well conversant with basic electrical installations and should be done at your risk.
Step 1: Mounting the Dashcam
The first step is to mount your Thinkware U1000 dashcam in your vehicle. The dashcam comes with an adhesive mount that can be stuck onto the windshield. The best position for the dashcam is behind the rearview mirror. The dashcam comes with a ball head that can be adjusted to provide the perfect viewing angle.
Step 2: Install the BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 Battery Pack
For the long-term health of your car battery, it is better to hardwire the BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 Battery pack. This can be done by tapping into your vehicle’s fuse box. You can find the fuse box under the dashboard or the hood of your car. Locate a fuse that is not in use, and connect the PowerCell 8’s red wire to the fuse’s input side. On the other hand, connect the black wire to the car’s metal chassis.
Step 3: Connecting the Dashcam and Battery Pack
Using a fuse tap, connect the Thinkware U1000 dashcam’s red wire to the PowerCell 8’s red wire. Then, connect the dashcam’s black wire to the PowerCell 8’s ground wire.
Step 4: Testing the Installation
Turn on your vehicle’s engine and test your installation by checking if the dashcam powers on. If the dashcam turns on, then you have successfully installed the Thinkware U1000 dashcam and the BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 Battery pack.
Why You Should Use the Thinkware U1000 Dash Cam with the BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 Battery Pack
The combination of the Thinkware U1000 dashcam and BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 Battery pack provides a lot of benefits. They include:
- Parking Surveillance: The Thinkware U1000 has parking surveillance capabilities that automatically activate and record when motion or impact is detected while the car is parked. This ensures that your vehicle is adequately protected, even when you are not inside it.
- Long Term Car Battery Health: Hardwired installation using the BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 Battery Pack is better for the long-term health of your car battery. This is because the battery pack is designed to switch off automatically once your car’s battery voltage drops to a certain level. This ensures that your car battery is not drained.
- Extended Parking Mode: The BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 Battery pack provides over 20 hours of parking mode. This means that you can leave your car parked and unattended for an extended period without worrying about battery drainage.
- Professional Installation: If you are not confident with the installation, BlackboxMyCar offers an installation kit as well as assistance with installation and scheduling appointments with professional installers.
- Product Recommendation Quiz and Beginner’s Guide: The company also offers a 2-minute product recommendation quiz and a beginner’s guide to dashcams on their website.
- Exclusive Discount Code and Extended Warranty: Customers can use an exclusive discount code for 5% off their order and receive 3 months of free extended warranty through CYA Insurance.
- Online Store and Reviews: BlackboxMyCar also has an online store, and customers can submit their dashcam footage and leave reviews.
Installing the Thinkware U1000 dashcam with the BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 Battery Pack in your vehicle can provide much-needed protection and peace of mind when out on the road or when your car is parked. The partnership between BlackboxMyCar and RAPS Animal Hospital has made it possible to demonstrate how these two devices can be installed in a 2018 Kia Sorento. The installation process is straightforward, but if you’re not confident, you can get installation assistance and scheduling appointments with professionals from BlackboxMyCar.
- Is it necessary to hardwire the BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 Battery Pack?
- Hardwiring the PowerCell 8 Battery pack is better for the long-term health of your car battery. It also provides more parking hours than using a cigarette lighter adapter.
- Can I use the Thinkware U1000 dashcam without hardwiring?
- Yes, you can use the dashcam with a cigarette lighter adapter.
- Does the Thinkware U1000 dashcam record audio?
- Yes, the dashcam records both audio and video.
- Can I access my dashcam footage online?
- Yes, BlackboxMyCar has an online store where you can submit your dashcam footage and leave reviews.
- How long is the warranty period for the BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 Battery Pack?
- The warranty period for the PowerCell 8 Battery pack is one year.