This lead is used to power your Road Angel Halo in a non-obtrusive way, without the need to have wires trailing all over your dash in order to plug a lead in to the cigar lighter socket. It enables you to hide the power lead along to top of the windscreen and around the side of the A pillar to under the dashboard. It is approximately 2.8m of insulated wire with an additional 20cm of cable for making connection to your earth and live connection points.
The hard-wire kit comes with 3 different connecting wires. Black, Red and White. Their uses are as follows:
- Black - This is the earth and will be connected to a strong earth point on the chassis of the vehicle
- Red - This is what powers the unit when the engine is turned on and will need to be connected to an ignition switched supply. An example of this would be the cigar lighter socket. Something that comes on when the engine is turned on and goes off when the ignition is disengaged.
- White - This is a permanent 12v live and would need to be connected to the vehicle battery. The white lead enables the kit to stay powered in parking mode when you turn the engine off. Useful for when you are away from the vehicle and want it to keep recording.
If the White lead is connected to the battery, you will need to configure the Halo to cut off once the vehicle battery reaches a certain voltage to avoid a complete drain.
The images below show you how to do this:
Open the Halo software and click the Setup tab.
Find the Cut-Off Voltage drop-down, as indicated, and change as required.