Where do I tap into 12V constant and 12V switched for accessories?

Discussion in 'Prime Audio, Electronics, and Infotainment' started by sfcitykitty, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. sfcitykitty

    sfcitykitty Junior Member

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    I bought a 2020 Prius Prime (Blue Magnetism - LOVE the car and the color) late last year. I want to add a hard-wired Dashcam power supply, and I would rather not use the fuse taps for a power source. I prefer connecting to an existing wire instead of using the fuse taps. I need a 12 volt constant power source and I need a 12 volt switched "accessory" power source.

    Is there a wire color chart available to tell me which color wires to tap into at the existing passenger compartment fuse block?

    Thank you, sfcitykitty
     
  2. illumiN8i

    illumiN8i Active Member

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    Not sure what trim level you have, but I tapped in to 12v constant at the homelink auto dimming rearview mirror connector. This adapter will do it: - Dongar Technologies
     
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    sfcitykitty Junior Member

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    The trim level is the Limited.

    Thank you for the reply. The Dongar device is very interesting, but it appears to only provide constant 12-Volt power to a USB Port. In my case I need both constant and switched power for my Street Guardian SG9663DCPRO Dash Cam SGX2HW Hardwire Kit.
     
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    illumiN8i Active Member

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    I contacted the seller to purchase the jumper only from him and made my own for 12 volt constant instead of USB. 12 volt switched is also available on that same connector. I've attached a wiring diagram that may help.
     

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