Power management systems for automotive video event recorders

  • US 10,053,032 B2
  • Filed: 12/06/2016
  • Issued: 08/21/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/07/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An automotive electrical power management system of a vehicle, the system comprising:

  • a DC electrical power source;

    an on-board diagnostics system; and

    a video event recorder including a camera unit, a cable, an auxiliary female connector, and a power input,wherein the cable includes a terminating connector suitable for coupling with the on-board diagnostics system,wherein the cable is a video event recorder power supply line coupled to the power bus on an individual pin of the power bus, andwherein the auxiliary female connector is arranged in parallel and configured to receive therein an on-board diagnostics system scanner,wherein the DC electrical power source is coupled to the on-board diagnostics system to supply direct current electrical power thereto on a power bus of the on-board diagnostics system,wherein the power input is electrically coupled to the power bus.

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