The 12V cigarette lighter power cable installation method may not be compatible with all vehicles due to insufficient power draw. In cases like this, we recommend to only use the hardwiring cable for your installation.
BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 Dash Cam Battery
Ultimate Parking Mode Solution. Continuing on the success of the BlackboxMyCar BI-750, the PowerCell 8 is the latest BlackboxMyCar-designed dash cam battery pack built to deliver the ultimate combination of power, durability and reliability.
Designed by BlackboxMyCar
The PowerCell 8 is a dash cam battery designed, tested and backed by your most trusted dash cam name, BlackboxMyCar. The battery is engineered and assembled in South Korea.
Sporting a slimmer design, the PowerCell 8 carries 25% more power than the Cellink NEO, giving you up to 35 hours of parking mode protection for a dual-channel system.
Higher Capacity for More Power
The BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 can be charged fully within 50 minutes of driving with the rapid and safe charging control circuit.
Higher Capacity: with a capacity of 96Wh/7500mAh, the PowerCell 8 gives you 25% more power than the Cellink NEO or the BlackVue Power Magic Ultra Battery B-124X.
Faster Charging: despite a higher capacity, the PowerCell reaches a full charge at as little as 50 minutes.
Check Battery Status with App
PowerCell 8 comes with Bluetooth built-in and best of all, it shares the same Cellink NEO Plus Battery Manager App, available free from both the Apple Store or Google Play store.
The Battery Manager App allows you to manage the settings and check the battery performance with just a few taps of your finger even if the PowerCell 8 is installed out of sight.
Use the Battery Manager App to:
- check remaining capacity or time to full charge
- control settings like charging current, voltage cutoff, LED indicators
Multiple Connections Options
The BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 comes with multiple input cables and options, including a 12V Power Cable that you can plug into the cigarette lighter socket (6A) in your vehicle and a Hardwiring Cable that you can connect to your vehicle's fuse panel (9A) for a faster charging speed.
- Unspliced 3 Wire Output Cable - splicing to a dash cam hardwire kit will be required
- Thinkware Spliced Output Cable - plug and play cable for Thinkware dash cams
- Viofo Spliced Output Cable - plug and play cable for Viofo A129 dashcams
- Viofo Spliced Output USB-C Cable - plug and play cable for the Viofo A139 dash cam
- Viofo Spliced HK4-C Cable - plug and play cable for the Viofo T130 dash cam
Expansion Battery for More Power
PowerCell 8 works with the Cellink Neo Extended Battery Pack, giving you more the option to expand for more power whenever you need.
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Power Duration Capabilities
A fully charged BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 battery pack can run a single 1-channel dash camera for up to 48 hours, while a dual-channel system can be run for about 35 hours with its integrated 96Wh. This measurement based on continuous runtime.
How Does It Work?
When vehicle's ignition is switched ON, PowerCell 8 battery pack charges and supplies power to the dashcam.
When vehicle's ignition is switched OFF, PowerCell 8 battery pack supplies power to the dashcam independently until power depletes.
1. Simple installation using 12V Power Cable
Just plug the battery into the cigarette lighter socket of your vehicle using the included 12V Power Cable.
2. Hardwire installation using Hardwiring Cable
For fastest charging speed, connect the battery to the fuse panel.
- BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 Battery Pack
- Output Hardwiring Cable (Hardwiring Cable)
- Cigarette Socket Input Cable (12V Power Cable)
- One of each Add-A-Fuse for battery packs (ATO, Low-Profile, Micro2, Mini)
- One power output cable of your dash cam (your choice)
- 2 Velcro Strips
- User Manual
- 1-Year Warranty
50 min (Hardwire) | 80 min (Cigarette Plug)
CHARGING VOLTAGE / CURRENT
151mm X 204.8mm x 32.6mm
-10°C - 70°C (14°F - 158°F)
OPERATING TEMPERATURE CHARGING
0°- 45°C (32° - 113°F)
EXTENSION PACK COMPATIBILITY
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
If you are planning on changing the battery password, you will need to enter the default password '1234' when prompted for the old password.
Note: There is no password retrieval or reset function. Password reset is a function that can only be performed by technicians at the manufacturer. The Reset function within the Battery Manager App is for resetting the default battery settings (ie. the Dual Charger setting) only and will not reset the password back to the default "1234".
Because of this, we strongly recommend that you don't change the password unless you absolutely needed to, and if you do change it, make sure to keep a record of the new password. Once you have changed the password, you will be asked to re-enter it every time you access the Settings menu within the Battery Manager App.
It works as advertised…It’s a battery! Definitely lasts longer than any others I’ve used previously which is perfect for my two camera setup. Best part of this purchase though is the customer service - I accidentally ordered my unit with the wrong power cable and was promptly sent the correct one.
Received the unit with ~50% battery and was able to go 100 in about 20 minutes with the hardwire method.
Instructions for the hardwire says to tap into interior fuse box but I feel like that would not be ideal as this PowerCell will draw 9-10A when charging. It may over-load the circuit that you're tapping into. Luckily for me, I already had a 4AWG power wire coming from the engine bay for my sound system so I was able to hardwire into my distribution block near my Amplifier and used a relay that was wired to an ACC in the interior fuse box as the switch. This is a much safer method to charge the PowerCell via hardwire.
Prompt delivery. Superb product.