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
Which power output cable do I need?
When you purchase a dash cam battery pack to power your dash cam for parking mode, you have one fundamental question to answer, and that’s how are you going to connect the battery pack to your dash cam. Not sure which one you need? Check our Choosing the Right Output Cable for Your Battery Pack guide.
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.
Videos & Reviews
- Choosing the Right Output Cable for Your Battery Pack
- BlackVue B-130X vs. BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 Battery Pack
- Do I need a Dash Cam Expansion Pack?
- Other Ways to Use Your Dash Cam Battery Pack
- Dedicated Dash Cam Battery Pack v. USB Power Bank
- Getting a Dash Cam for Your EV?
- Can I use a dash cam for my EV?
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.
I recently purchased a VIOFO A229 duo and have been using the 12v socket cigarette lighter to power. In order to use the parking mode, I either had to have it hardwired to my van or use an external battery. Instead of having someone hardwire with potential wear and tear of my battery I knew I had to and wanted to use an external battery.
I initially had the PowerCell 8 with output cable socket in the shopping cart. I am soooo glad I had reached out to customer service chat. I chatted with Ayra for a while (since I am technically challenge with this - retired nurse LOL)
I had so many questions and she sent pics and explained. Found out that I needed the PowerCable w/splice VIOFO HK-4 Hardwiring Kit. What confused me was the word 'Hardwiring Kit'. I thought that you had to connect one end to battery and other end hardwired to the van's battery but Ayra had assured me that one end of 'spliced Hardwiring kit' connects to battery and other to the dash cam power port and the PowerCell 8 cigarette lighter adapter to the battery and to the van's 12v port.
I placed the order for the battery and added the BlackboxMyCar Power Inverter since I only do short trips which is probably not enough time to charge and wanted option to charge battery at home.
Shipping was quick but had to stay home for required signature even though I entered in the comments of the order not to do that... no biggie.
Opening the box, I was confused on the cables and thought I did not get the correct one. I went on the chat again and 'spoke' with Michael. Again, I had the 20+ questions LOL. Ayra and Michael from customer service are so patient and knowledgeable it made ordering and the setup very easy.
Once I turn off the van the parking mode kicks in. So far, the battery works great and I have parking mode capability!
I am not very technical inclined. Had the new Blackvue 970x with separate LTE professionally installed. When I tried to use the Blackvue app, that is where everything went wrong.
I had to return the 970x to Blackboxmycar, it was a quick RMA, they sent back my new u it promptly. I also asked if they could do the firmware update on their end as this was probably the problem.
Put the new camera back on and worked immediately. I then had issues with the LTE not connecting. BlackboxMyCar support helped me fix the issue. Turns out I had to take the LTE SIM card out and put it back in to be recognized.
All setup and everything works perfect.
Got the battery and it works as intended. Easy to connect to camera (Viofo) and easy to store under the seat. I've had it installed for two weeks and therefore don't know how it will perform over time and in the cold though.