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For me, a $300 battery pack is a pretty small price to pay against a 100k car. But that's my opinion.

 

It's all debatable. For example, if someone smashed into my parked car and hit and run during a time where the car battery would have otherwise cut-off, then I would call it the best investment ever. Of course, no one ever wants that.

 

It's just like insurance. You never want to use it, but when you need it, you thank the stars you got it.

 

Don't get me wrong, I have an in-car camera myself - and I just manually turn off my camera when I'm parked back at home. Only when I'm outside in an unknown car park, do I leave the camera running.

 

A battery pack has its uses no doubt, but it must be coupled with the right memory card size. If you pair it with an 8GB or 16GB memory card, there's high chances that you will not have the footage of what you need.

 

If I am going to leave my car unattended for more than 2 or 3 days for a short trip overseas, I'd rather leave it unplugged than hook up a battery pack with a large-sized memory card even.

 

Why do I say that? Simply because it depends on the nature of traffic around your estate's car park. Mine's quite horrible where there's high volume of traffic tripping off my camera's motion detection feature, even to the frequency of every 5-10 minutes from 12MN to 6AM.

 

I once ended up with my car battery dying a premature death due to this high volume of carpark traffic. And yes, I did turn on the safety voltage cut-off feature. If I get a battery pack to "extend" the life of my camera footage, I'd simply be passing on the "wear and tear" to the battery pack which is just going to be an added cost.

 

The bottom line is, you really need to know what kind of traffic conditions you are facing to justify getting a battery pack. If it works for you, that's fine. In my case, it would never work except become an added liability/cost to maintain.

 

Hope that helps put some perspective to some of the readers out there looking at getting a battery pack.

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Don't get me wrong, I have an in-car camera myself - and I just manually turn off my camera when I'm parked back at home. Only when I'm outside in an unknown car park, do I leave the camera running.

 

 

 

 

 

I did exactly what you did as iRoad parking mode drained my car battery. 

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Don't get me wrong, I have an in-car camera myself - and I just manually turn off my camera when I'm parked back at home. Only when I'm outside in an unknown car park, do I leave the camera running.

 

A battery pack has its uses no doubt, but it must be coupled with the right memory card size. If you pair it with an 8GB or 16GB memory card, there's high chances that you will not have the footage of what you need.

 

If I am going to leave my car unattended for more than 2 or 3 days for a short trip overseas, I'd rather leave it unplugged than hook up a battery pack with a large-sized memory card even.

 

Why do I say that? Simply because it depends on the nature of traffic around your estate's car park. Mine's quite horrible where there's high volume of traffic tripping off my camera's motion detection feature, even to the frequency of every 5-10 minutes from 12MN to 6AM.

 

I once ended up with my car battery dying a premature death due to this high volume of carpark traffic. And yes, I did turn on the safety voltage cut-off feature. If I get a battery pack to "extend" the life of my camera footage, I'd simply be passing on the "wear and tear" to the battery pack which is just going to be an added cost.

 

The bottom line is, you really need to know what kind of traffic conditions you are facing to justify getting a battery pack. If it works for you, that's fine. In my case, it would never work except become an added liability/cost to maintain.

 

Hope that helps put some perspective to some of the readers out there looking at getting a battery pack.

I completely agree that you need a sizable SD card. I use a 128GB SD card with 64Gb provisioned for parking mode.

 

But for me the $300 for a external battery is worth it just on the basis of what you said. The added stress and time of having to deal with a flat battery, getting battery replaced, dealing with warranty issues etc. Rather pay $300 to remove that stress.

 

But again, to your point, it's up to the car owner around what they are willing to drop $300 on. You're definitely not wrong in your thinking though.

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I completely agree that you need a sizable SD card. I use a 128GB SD card with 64Gb provisioned for parking mode.

 

But for me the $300 for a external battery is worth it just on the basis of what you said. The added stress and time of having to deal with a flat battery, getting battery replaced, dealing with warranty issues etc. Rather pay $300 to remove that stress.

 

But again, to your point, it's up to the car owner around what they are willing to drop $300 on. You're definitely not wrong in your thinking though.

How about turning off motion sensor and set to high sensitivity impact mode. Which means camera will be activated only when an impact was sensed right? Thus saving battery life too?

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How about turning off motion sensor and set to high sensitivity impact mode. Which means camera will be activated only when an impact was sensed right? Thus saving battery life too?

Impact recording is only available when car engine is on and in motion... You can't turn it on when the car is in Parked mode. Edited by Comage
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I have issues with my Q7.

 

1. Keeps saying not recording and restarts itself. PI chg SD card for me. Doesn't work. I bought new SD card also doesn't work.

 

2. Now it doesn't connect to wifi. Says no wifi module attached, but it's attached. Can't even see the cam ssid in phone wifi. Doubt it's phone problem.

 

Is it possible to rma with Corvit? First issued since I got the car in Oct 2019 and it's intermittent.

 

Now the wifi issue crops up.

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Just bring it down to them - let their "professionals" run their "diagnostics" on your camera unit.

 

If it really is spoilt, just make sure to ask for quotation to repair before you commit.

 

From the way I see them operate, they don't really seem to be the kind of company who's interested to do repairs on existing units. You probably be better off trading in for a new unit from them or something.

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I cannot seem to log into the camera via the app.

 

Tried another dongle and the connection is intermittent.  Tried uninstall and install many times.  Tried at different locations. All don't work.  Tried forgetting the network also don't work

 

Anyone found a solution to it?

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I have issues with my Q7.

 

1. Keeps saying not recording and restarts itself. PI chg SD card for me. Doesn't work. I bought new SD card also doesn't work.

 

2. Now it doesn't connect to wifi. Says no wifi module attached, but it's attached. Can't even see the cam ssid in phone wifi. Doubt it's phone problem.

 

Is it possible to rma with Corvit? First issued since I got the car in Oct 2019 and it's intermittent.

 

Now the wifi issue crops up.

 

 

u're back from the future? [bounce2]

 

best to go to iRoad distributor (Corvit) as mentioned above. Usually they will check and do 1-for-1 exchange if under warranty. Bring your relevant receipts from the PI.

 

wait... when u say PI, u mean PI car or PI iRoad cam?

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I cannot seem to log into the camera via the app.

 

Tried another dongle and the connection is intermittent. Tried uninstall and install many times. Tried at different locations. All don't work. Tried forgetting the network also don't work

 

Anyone found a solution to it?

1. Power on the camera. Wait for the welcome ding to say camera is turned on and in parking mode (or just turned on).

2. Go into your mobile phone and turn off mobile data then try to connect.

3. Try not to connect before the camera's welcome ding sound comes on.

 

If the above still don't work, try to use another mobile phone to connect.

 

If all the above still can't then it's bck to Corvit for you...

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Hi, I have been using Q9 for almost 2 years. Still record ok but sometimes the date time stamp get haywire. Need to connect to it via phone to sync it. Anyone has this problem too ?

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Hi, I have been using Q9 for almost 2 years. Still record ok but sometimes the date time stamp get haywire. Need to connect to it via phone to sync it. Anyone has this problem too ?

Same for v9S2

My time stamp always reset to 2015

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Hi, I have been using Q9 for almost 2 years. Still record ok but sometimes the date time stamp get haywire. Need to connect to it via phone to sync it. Anyone has this problem too ?

Mine is exactly 2 years old but my date/time setting is fine, so I'm guessing ...

 

 

Same for v9S2

My time stamp always reset to 2015

... the tiny internal battery that saves the date/time and other custom settings for the cam is flat.

 

Have it replaced should resolves the issue.

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Mine is exactly 2 years old but my date/time setting is fine, so I'm guessing ...

 

 

... the tiny internal battery that saves the date/time and other custom settings for the cam is flat.

 

Have it replaced should resolves the issue.

 

have to send back or can get it DIY?

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have to send back or can get it DIY?

Send it back; should be a fast and easy fix for them.

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1. Power on the camera. Wait for the welcome ding to say camera is turned on and in parking mode (or just turned on).
2. Go into your mobile phone and turn off mobile data then try to connect.
3. Try not to connect before the camera's welcome ding sound comes on.

If the above still don't work, try to use another mobile phone to connect.

If all the above still can't then it's bck to Corvit for you...

Thanks, it works.

 

But if data is switched, then cannot update the software online? 

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Would to ask users who are using the iroad x5. How does it compare to x9?

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Send it back; should be a fast and easy fix for them.

They say either motherboard or SD faulty

Ask me to send back to troubleshoot.

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