V3 as a dashcam question

Hi all,
I just set up an extra v3 in my truck as a dash cam. It’s plugged into an outlet that always has power, so the cam will be powered 24/7. Does any one else have theirs set up this way? Will the camera being on all the time drain my truck’s battery? I have it set to record continuously to the sd card.


I have a V3 (dashcam) and a V2 (drivercam) in my pickup. I have both set to continuous recording, and they are plugged into a full time hot outlet. As long as the truck is driven fairly regularly, battery is not a problem.

One time, I did run the truck battery down, but at the time there were three cameras, and because I had COVID, I did not drive for an extended time. My WiFi reported that the cameras failed about 5 days after the truck was last driven.

BTW, if you have not seen it, last week my dashcam proved that the other guy ran a red light when I was involved in a traffic collision. Wyze dashcam to the rescue


Thanks for the quick response. Yes, I did see your post. Yours was one of the ones that inspired me to set it up in my truck. Thanks again


trekgod3 K6CCC
Hi, Can y’all explain to me exactly how to do what you did? I have a hotspot on my iphone. Do I need to add my pan cam V3 as a new device when in my car? (Using my phone’s hotspot? Here is what i have for a portable power source.
mobile power source

Correct. DO NOT delete the camera from your account first - just add it. the software will figure out that the camera is the same as an existing one and knows that you are just updating something - usually the WiFi.