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[LIMITED QUANTITY] Thinkware iVOLT BAB-50 Battery Pack

$329.99

Overview

Thinkware iVOLT BAB-50 Battery Pack

Designed for Thinkware Dash Cams, the BAB-50 is an excellent solution to enhancing the parking mode features of the dash cam and eliminate wear and tear on the vehicle’s battery. When your vehicle is powered off, the BAB-50 will provide power to your dash cam for parking mode recording.

The BAB-50 is compact-sized, making it easy to hide inside the vehicle, especially in smaller vehicles. The BAB-50 takes approximately 45 minutes to fully charge (7A Speed Charge) and can power a dual-channel dash cam system up to 16 hours.

Made up of LiFePo4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) cells, the BAB-50 is designed to withstand extreme temperatures, go through more charge cycles (up to 1,500 charge cycles) and is more environmentally-friendly than traditional Lithium-ion batteries.

Without a battery pack, some vehicles may bring up a ‘Battery Discharge’ warning if you leave your dash cam running in Parking Surveillance Mode for several hours as it is detected as an excessive vehicle battery drain. Fitting a battery pack is the best solution to prevent it from happening.

Note

12V Cigarette Charging Cable is not included. The iVOLT BAB-50 must be hardwired to the fusebox.

Thinkware Hardwire Kit is required for the Unspliced 3-Wire Output Cable option. We strongly recommend soldering the wires for a secure connection between the Thinkware Hardwire Kit and the Unspliced 3-Wire Output Cable. For a plug and play experience, choose the Spliced Hardwire Kit.

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Battery Pack and Its Functions

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What's Included

  • Thinkware iVolt Mini Battery Pack
  • Power Input Hardwire Cable
  • Output Cable of Your Choice
  • Add-A-Fuse of Your Choice
  • Velcro Tape
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1-Year Warranty

Specifications

Input Power

12.0V – 15.5V / 10A MAX

Output Voltage / Current

12.0V – 14.6V / 2.0A MAX

Charging Voltage / Current

14.6V / 7A (Hardwire)
14.6V / 5A (Plug & Play)

Charging Time

About 45 minutes (Hardwire)
About 60 minutes (Cigarette Plug)

Usage Time

1-Channel: Up to 20 hours (2.9Wh)
2-Channel: Up to 16 hours (3.5Wh)

Battery

LiFePo4 (Lithium iron phosphate)

Battery Capacity

12.8V 4,500mAh 57.6Wh

Charge Cycles

up to 1,500 charge cycles

Dimensions

165.4(W) x 131.2(L) x 36.8(H)

Weight

0.95kg

Operating Temperature

Charging: 0°C~45°C
Discharging: -10°C~60°C

Storage Temperature

-10°C ~ 60°C

Storage Humidity Range

65% ±20%RH

Warranty

1-Year Warranty

FAQ

What is a dash cam?

A dash cam stands for a dashboard camera that is mounted inside the vehicle, usually on the front windshield. A dash cam, depending on the model, can do many things such as record both when the vehicle is being driven and when it’s parked, record audio, provide a connection to a smartphone app so that video can be reviewed and saved on the spot, etc.

What is an IR dash cam?

An IR dash cam is a dash cam with infrared lights that provide recording details under poorly-lit conditions, as well as total darkness. These are dual-channel dash cam setups with a regular front-facing unit and a secondary unit that comes with infrared lights.

The secondary unit is typically mounted to face and record the interior of the vehicle, and thus is especially recommended for rideshare users, such as for Uber and Lyft, or for commercial use, such as fleet managers.

Why buy a premium dash cam?

There are a few reasons as to why this is the case, and these reasons make a huge difference. Learn more about premium features including design, parking mode, smartphone integration, 4K UHD video resolution, g-force, ADAS, memory card storage and more.

What is parking mode?

Parking mode recording is a feature of a dash cam that keeps your dash cam recording footage even when the vehicle is off. Typically found only in premium dash cams, parking mode provides around-the-clock protection and surveillance for the vehicle.

What is Wi-Fi & GPS?

The wi-fi feature in a dash cam is what allows a smartphone to be paired to the dash cams. Unlike a regular wi-fi network signal that gives you internet access, the purpose here is just to connect the dash cam and smartphone together.

The GPS feature in a dash cam shows the vehicle’s speed and, for some models, the location of the vehicle with Google Maps integration.

How much footage will my memory card store?

Please note the below are averages and may differ unit to unit.

Memory Card

1-Channel

2-Channel

16GB

2 Hours

1 Hour

32GB

4 Hours

2 Hours

64GB

8 Hours

4 Hours

128GB

16 Hours

8 Hours

How do I install my dash cam?

There are 4 different methods to installing your dash cam which vary in difficulty. Check out our install guide for details.

Where do I find the latest firmware?

Find the latest firmware and all downloadable content here.

What is the return policy?

We fully stand behind our products and are absolutely confident that they will meet and exceed your highest expectations. However, within 30 days of purchase, if you are unhappy with your unit or if you simply wanted to try out a dash cam, we will refund your money. No questions asked. For more details, click here.

Customer Reviews

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Reliable, small and powerful / Fiable, petit et puissant

So small and compact that you can hide it anywhere in the car. Easy to install with included accessories. Very satisfied with my purchase.
Si petit et peu encombrant que vous pouvez la cacher n'importe où dans la voiture. Facile à installer avec les accessoires inclus. Très satisfait de mon achat.

Hi Alain, thanks for the review/merci de nous donner votre avis! The iVOLT is a very popular model for that reason and we are glad it's working out great for you!

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Reliable, small and powerful / Fiable, petit et puissant

So small and compact that you can hide it anywhere in the car. Easy to install with included accessories. Very satisfied with my purchase.
Si petit et peu encombrant que vous pouvez la cacher n'importe où dans la voiture. Facile à installer avec les accessoires inclus. Très satisfait de mon achat.

Hi Alain, thanks for the review/merci de nous donner votre avis! The iVOLT is a very popular model for that reason and we are glad it's working out great for you!

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unlock the power of the cam

Nice solution for fast choice parking power alternatives. Also, I would prefer to have chosen the OBSD adapter version for easiness, but once installed should be fine. The cigar adapter contacts doesn't appear to be enough reliable.

this is awesome product

it relay make the insulation for me very very easy and my customers was very happy because i didn't use any factory wire to connect the dash cam
i give to my customer 30% off from my insulation coast and i save 30 min from my instillation time .

Great camera system

Bought the front, rear and diagnostic port cable (plus their crevasse tool - buy this for sure, I didn’t need the huge install package). Setup was simple and the quality of image is stellar. I personally don’t like all the audio startup info (got old within a day) but will have to live with it, cannot turn it off it seems. For the overall system with me installing it myself, she gets 5/5, could be 6/5 if the audio could be turned off.

easy as pie

so i watched a video as they talked about all the best cameras of all different levels. i chose the best of the best. i placed the order and it was sent to me. literally just that easy

Viofo A129 Pro duo

Hooked the unit to my truck amazing picture quality amazing videos great sound it has it all very satasfied

Thinkware Q800PRO 2K QHD Dash Cam

great price, bought two!

Best mini 128GB at a nice price. Thank you

Overall decent - night is iffy

Overall the camera is decent. The site's service is great. Camera is mostly good. Night time videos has lots of halos/streak

No complaints - ready for another

Quick shipping and all the tools necessary for me to easily install the DR900S. I've had the camera installed in our Equinox now for almost 90 days and I don't have any complaints with it. Changing settings and accessing the footage via wifi is straight forward and was very helpful to review with my daughter after our driving lessons! Now that she has her own car it's time to purchase a second dash cam and I don't have any hesitation in purchasing a second DR900S for it.

so many emails

I bought the suction cup mount 10 days ago and every couple days I get an email about leaving a review so here it is. I have not used the suction cup mount yet or even taken it out of the packaging. I'm sure it's a nice mount but I can not attest to that. I can say when I contacted the website, they got back to me within a day and were very helpful. Would buy from "blackboxmycar" again.

Bought this to replace a different camera

I tried to use the financing option to pay for the camera. Story of my life, I was rejected for some stupid reason. I also had a lot of hours cut from work, so I didn’t get paid a whole lot. I ended up having to make the purchase in full, which left me with very little money. Other than that (I’m not holding it against anyone; the universe hates me lol), my experience shopping here was excellent. I didn’t have to pay any sales tax like I thought I would and shipping was free. The camera also arrived one day earlier than the initial estimate.

The system has been installed in our vehicle for only three or four days. I wanted to get the hardwire kit, but that’ll have to wait until next pay check. The power adapter that was included seems a little questionable. A little green disk lights up when it’s receiving power, which I like, and it includes two USB ports. I assume one to power the camera (duh) and the other for your phone or whatever. It has a three amp current output, but I don’t know how much the camera system uses. I figured probably 2 amps for the camera(s) and the last amp for your device. I didn’t like that it doesn’t list the input current, but that could just be me being picky. The power cord is plenty long enough for us. We installed it so that the cable runs out of the camera and then drops straight to the floor and back up to the power adapter. Absolutely nothing fancy about it. Well, we have a medium binder clip clipped onto one of the hvac vents and then the cable is ran inside of the...the flippy things you squeeze to open the clip.

The rear camera was a different story. I used the included wire clips to take the cable across the top of the windshield (to the passenger side), then I sent the cable over the sun visor, using it as support. Then I used the little hook over the back seat (the one you can put hangers and stuff on) as another support (did I mention this is an 05 Chevy cobalt). I then used another of the included hooks to hold the cable to the back windshield. There was a lot of leftover cable, so I lowered the back seat backrest and dropped the excess behind the seat. I do wish that both ends of the cable were angled or that the connector on the rear cam was angled. I had to place it fairly low on the window to allow the cable to plug in. It would also be pretty cool if there were some bigger cable clips included too so that I could stuff both cords into one clamp. I’d only need a couple though, as the two cables would depart ways early in the routing.

Installing the camera system was easy. Maybe a little too easy. I found a great spot to place the front cam first. It was right behind the rear view, and the mesh allowed me to get the camera installed level. I took the film off the sticky pad and very gently touched it to the glass to line it up before pressing it firmly. I got it just a little bit uneven, but the sticky pad had already taken a strong hold to the glass. It isn’t noticeable at all, which is good because I never got it unstuck to realign. I did take the gps unit off (since it is the base) and mounted /it/ to the window.

The rear cam went about the same, but I did have to peel it off a few times. Once because I misaligned it, again because I couldn’t fit the cable into the port, and yet again for the same reason. Other than those nuances, installation was fairly straightforward. I also downloaded the app (which only has two stars on the App Store!!) to assist in the installation (yay for live view lol). My first issue with the app was when I put my phone into landscape mode. It would seem like the app developers would have accounted for people who rotate their phone in different directions. I flipped mine in a direction the app wasn’t proud of, and I was getting an upside down view of everything. Of course, when I flipped my phone the other way, the view was right side up. But surely that’s not the reason it was given only 2 stars (I’ll come back to this. I’m writing this review chronologically).

The captured videos are massive in size. Almost a half gigabyte or more for a 10 minute recording. The instructions imply the cameras WiFi has a 5G mode. Either this is wrong, or the option is very, very well hidden. It takes about as much time to download a video as the videos duration is (10 minutes for a 10 minute video). It looks crisp on smaller displays, but on a 1440x1080 monitor (which is basically standard these days), the view becomes degraded rather obviously. As with basically all wide-angle cameras, it’s hard to get a good judge of distance and speed, which is part of why I wanted the gps (the leading factor was so that our speed would be stamped in the video, so no one could claim we were speeding or something if something happened).

Next came what I’m going to refer to as long-term testing. When I initially tested a video, there was still plenty of free space left on the included uSD card. My precious camera gave a weird issue. It’s videos ...

Hi Joseph, thank you for leaving a detailed review. We're glad to hear that you had a positive shopping experience with us, and sorry to hear that the financing option didn't work out. Our support team will be reaching out personally to assist you further with your installation if necessary, but we look forward to your long-term testing! Do let us know if you come across any further issues and we will be sure to help you out.
Thanks

Thanks to All at BlackboxMyCar. From the time I purchased my Viofo 119 V3 Dashcam, to the excellent and timely delivery, and technical support I received from your Company is second to none. Thank you, look forward to doing business with you in the future.
Sherri
Kelowna BC

Hi Sherri, thank you for shopping at BlackboxMyCar! We're glad to have you as a customer. Come back anytime :)
Great customer service!

I bought this dashcam based on very positive reviews! Well I received the package and realized that I was sent the wrong rear camera, a 1080p as the U1000 two channel comes with a 2K QHD rear camera! I was able to email Jonathan and he verified that I received the wrong camera and will send the matching camera when I send back the 1080p camera! Thank you Jonathan for your assistance! I could have bought from other authorized resellers but I had bought from you because your company is based on customer service! I could have paid more or less but customer service and support is more important to me! Loyalty to service is key! Even though you are located from almost opposite sides of the Country, your customer service sold me to you!!! Continued success!!!

Hi David, thank you for leaving a review! We apologize for the mishap and we thank you for your patience. We're glad to hear that Jonathan was able to help you out with fixing the situation. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us in the future.
Excellent customer service

Was able to get the right dash cam and the service provided was excellent. The CS representative Katrina was really resourceful. In depth analysis on installation and dash models. Thanks!

Hi Kevin, thanks for leaving a review. Glad to hear you found what you were looking for :) We'll pass on your compliments to Katrina!
It can with stand cold Arctic

I didn't have it that long but it could with stand the very cold weather in Yellowknife NT.

Hi Abdikarim, just the review that we wanted to hear ;) Glad to hear that the VIOFO is holding up.
Excellent Customer Service and Product! Would Definitely Recommend!

Katrina was very helpful when I walked into the store. She spent 5 minutes going through all the dash cams, answered my questions with exceptional product knowledge and recommended which model that I should consider based on my needs. I purchased one of the recommended units and scheduled a hardwire installation. The installation itself was smooth and the technician explained thoroughly on how to operate the unit with great detail. Lastly, they offered a large client lounge with free wifi and Netflix while waiting for the installation. I would definitely recommend BlackboxMyCar in the future. Good work guys!

-DW

Hi Dave, thank you for leaving a review. We're glad to hear that Kat was able to help you out with your installation and that you love your A119 V3 :) Let us know if you have any questions in the future, and feel free to reach out anytime!
Great Dash Cam and good price

VIOFO A129 Pro 4K is a fine dash cam. Good quality video and easy to operate. Installation (hard wire) was very easy. I highly recommend this dash cam.

Hi Bobby, thanks for leaving a review. Hope you continue to love your VIOFO!
Response

Have not installed yet as weather to cold to fasten suction cup. Following instructions laid out on installation setup.

Hi Jolanda, thank you for leaving a review! Best of luck with your installation.
Great camera setup and customer service

The customer service was excellent and helped me when I needed to change fuse type. The camera setup is a huge step up from the single channel I used to have. Had it installed a little over 1 week and it has already caught a close call. Would definitely recommend the camera and company.

Hi Paul, thanks for leaving a review and shopping at BlackboxMyCar. Glad to hear that you didn't get into an accident, but may the dash cam continue to protect you!
Blackvue coaxial

Excellent experience with Blackvue and conversation smoothly. Keep it up pal!

Hi Jimmy, thanks for leaving a review!
Fast and efficient

I couldn’t be happier of the service done on my car by BlackBoxMyCar company.
Great service and good quality. I would recommend anyone to visit them.

Hi Sebastien, thanks for leaving a review! Come back anytime :)
Awesome Thinkware U1000 2-Channel System

Thus far I couldn’t be more pleased with the Thinkware U1000 2-Channel System and the service that I received from the BlackBoxMyCar staff.

Hi Dave, thanks for leaving a review. Glad you love your Thinkware U1000 :)
Radar Module

This is a really nice feature and thus far couldn’t be happier with the overall Thinkware U100 unit and the great service from the BlackBoxMyCar staff.

Hi Dave, thanks for leaving a review! Glad you love the Thinkware U1000 and the service you received from our team.
Blackvue DR900S-2C

This is an awesome dual dash cam, installation was made amazingly easy with the Blackvue Power Magic Easy and also gives me the capabilities of Parking Mode....albeit a very expensive dash cam, i think it is worth it..Thank you BlackBoxMyCar... Denis... still learning on how to use it to its best capabilities possible...

Hi Denis, thanks for leaving a review! Glad to hear that the Power Magic EZ was what you were looking for. Let us know if you have any questions regarding the dash cam's capabilities :)
Cellink NEO Battery review

Even though it has’t been 2 whole weeks of use the battery has done its job well. We will see how it stands up over the next few months and its lifetime expectancy.

Hi Jason, thanks for leaving a review. Glad you love your battery!