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Thinkware iVOLT BAB-50 Battery Pack

$249.99

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 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

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.