Setting Up with the BlackVue Power Magic EZ

A Simple Alternative to the Traditional Hardwire Installation Method

Setting Up with the BlackVue Power Magic EZ

The BlackVue Power Magic EZ is an OBD cable which allows BlackVue dash cams to be connected to the vehicle’s OBD port and still offer parking-mode recording with voltage cutoff protection. This eliminates the need for a traditional hardwire method to the vehicle’s fusebox using the Power Magic Pro or via a dash cam battery pack.

OBD ports in vehicles are typically much more accessible and easier to install, thus making this a true plug-and-play system. Simply find your vehicle’s OBD port and connect the OBD cable to your BlackVue dash cam. The most common places for OBD ports in a vehicle is to the left of the steering wheel and underneath the dashboard. There may be a latch or cover that you need to remove/lift in order to access the port.

What You'll Need

Power Magic EZ

Essential Kit


Voltage Cut-off Settings

After connecting the OBD cable, the voltage cutoff settings can be adjusted on the Power Magic EZ itself via the white tabs on its side. Here's a diagram that shows the voltage and timer cutoff levels. You have the option of selecting:

  • 12.0V
  • 12.5V
  • 22.8V
  • 23.2V
  • For most vehicles, 12.0V should provide about 6-8 hours of power after the car turns off and still offers enough juice for the vehicle to start up again. During very cold weather, we recommend setting this to 12.5V.

Timer Cut-off Settings

A timer can be set for 6/12/24/36/48/72/120 hours. You will also have the option of setting this at infinity, which will allow you to get the maximum amount of parking mode as there is no predetermined time restriction. However, the power will be cut as soon as the battery’s voltage drops below the low voltage cut-off threshold regardless of the timer setting.


Parking Mode Switch

Just like the BlackVue Power Magic Pro, you can toggle parking mode on/off with the flip of a switch:

On-Switch

Dash cam will be powered when the vehicle is off, until the low voltage cut-off or the timer cut-off limit is reached.

Off-Switch

Dash cam will not be powered when the vehicle is off.


The Power Magic EZ is compatible with all BlackVue dash cams, new or old. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact our product experts today.

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