An OBD (on-board diagnostics) cable for dash cams provides a simpler and more convenient method for parking-mode recording over the traditional fusebox hardwiring method. All vehicles manufactured since the mid-to-late 1990s have OBD ports and thus all modern vehicles fit universally for OBD cables.
The IROAD OBD cable is no different and is compatible with all vehicles with OBD ports, as well as with all Thinkware dash cam models that BlackboxMyCar carries. Instead of using a hardwire kit to connect to the vehicle’s fusebox, which can sometimes be a pain as the location of the fusebox can differ greatly between vehicles, the OBD cable connects to the OBD port which is almost always found on the driver’s side near and around the steering wheel column.
Once plugged in, the IROAD OBD cable provides power to the dash cam both when the vehicle is on and when the vehicle is off, thus enabling parking-mode recording.