New Dash Cam what card

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  1. colyboy

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    "Funsters" DashCam arrived, what is the best card to use? It says use Micro SDHC card Class 6 or above. There so many different ones on the web. I understand 16gb would be ideal. Which should I use?

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    Not 64G !
     
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  3. rangitira

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    I'm using a Class 10 16gb
     
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    Hi hillweller and rangitia.

    Was the cam is to fit? instructions not that good


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  6. rangitira

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    Took a while for me to set it up (The old story! Real men don't do instructions!!!)
    In the end Maureen read the instructions piece meal and I pushed the right bits
    Got it working O K , not using the split screen (can't stand the sight of the miserable bugger behind the wheel!) but got the other one,( When you to get to it select the channel 1 option)
     
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    I use an 8 gig card because I had one laying about .. remember, the unit is really there in case of an accident, so you only actually NEED maybe a 4 gig card..
    It depends on how much of the journey you want to record.. me.. I only need a few minutes if there is an accident !!

    If you want to watch hours of a journey then a bigger card is errrr.. on the cards LOL !!!!
     
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    Mine arrived today also... Thx Jaws..
    All good.. Just need to sort out a permanent power supply for it now.. Anyone else done this? I was initially thinking curtesy light but now think that the cig lighter circuit may be a better one?
     
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    You want it to come on when you start the engine, so the cigar lighter is probably best. I would put a wee fuse in there as well. The supply to the cigar lighter is hefty.
     
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    Not au fais with Fiats but when I was putting the supply in for my rear view camera, I found a second cigar lighter socket behind the dash of my Renault Master, might be worth a guddle about behind yours ?
     
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    good point when mine arrives:sick::sleep::whistle:
     
  12. Frentchy

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    Are we talking "USB-memory-stick" (I have a couple of 16gb). Or a memory card like wot I stick in me camera?:confused: A pic would be helpful(y)
     
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    Micro SD card is what's needed, class 10 is best for moving images, higher transfer rate.

    Got a 32gb in both of mine but that is personal choice as they are so cheap at the moment, 32gb Samsung class 10, just over 11 quid.

    Hymie.
     
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    Tiny little thing the size of the nail on your little finger.

    We too have gone for the forward facing cam only.
     
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    Mine came today too, thanks jaws, just 1 question (at the moment!), how do you "format" the sd card?, I'm a bit thick with these techy things!
    Thanks in advance,
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    a minor issue is that the cigar plug contains a voltage regulator to step from 12v down to 5v for the usb plug
    you need one of these to hardwire it in
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-USB-..._Measurement_Equipment_ET&hash=item3a9696a376
     
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    Forgot to add ; you need to get a micro s d memory card


    wwwijtdirect.co.uk 16gb Class10 Micro s d £11.95
    Bit of a wait 'cause they come from Hungary about 10 days
     
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    Another chance to look at this link....all will be revealed.........i bought 16gb micro card from Tesco £10

    see very good link and it will show you how to use it.

     
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    And don't put it up an elephant's bottom.
     
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    Still doesn't show how to format the sd card! See my previous post.
    Cheers, Dave(y)
    p.s. do you choose "format" on the menu?
     
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