I've ordered a carcam out of curiosity from China and have a question about power drain on the car battery.
It draws 5v 1A via the standard usb converter into cigarette point.
I have a ex uk ford focus from about 2006 and it seems the cigarette lighter power point is live even when engine off and keys not in the ignition. I deduced this from it charging my phone before I insert the key.
So the question is, does this mean I can leave the camera "on" when I get out of the car or should I pull the charger out of cig point to prevent the car battery going flat ?
How long can a normal car battery cope with 5v 1A draw before the battery won't start the car ?
Memory shouldn't be issues as I think it's got motion detection so I won't record 8Gb of the inside of my garage.
Thanks in advance.