One of the questions we get asked quite often is, can I use the PMP with the new X-series dash cams?
When the X-series was launched, we were advised that the BlackVue Power Magic Pro (PMP) is not compatible with the new X-series models, including the DR900X, DR750X and DR590X - and it made sense - the new BlackVue X-series dash cams came with built-in voltage monitoring, a feature that is absent from the older BlackVue S-series.
Previously, if you wanted to enable parking mode recording on your DR900S, or any of the S-series dash cams, you would have needed the Power Magic Pro. The Power Magic Pro uses multiple pre-set cut-off settings and thresholds to prevent your car’s battery from being over-drained. Alternatively, you would use a dash cam battery pack like the BlackVue B-124X Battery Pack or the BlackboxMyCar BI-750 Battery Pack.
Now that the new X-series have built-in voltage monitoring, it in a way replaces the Power Magic Pro. In other words, all you need is the new BlackVue 3-wire hardwiring kit to connect your DR900X/DR750X/DR590X to your car’s fuse box and it will automatically switch to Parking Mode when the ignition is off and it will also make sure your battery is protected from discharge.
But does that mean you have to remove the Power Magic Pro that you have set up in your car? Let's find out!