Ok it’s not an OVMS topic, but it is a hack I’m interested in.
I’ve been toying with the idea of installing a USB port up at the rear view mirror/forward facing camera unit to allow me to plug in my dashcam. I’ve been advised that the facelift ZS ICE has this built into the unit (why they didn’t do it on the ZS EV I’ve no idea) and it would be great to have power up there for dashcam etc.
I’m hoping to use something like this from Amazon Ytesky 12V to 5V 3A Dual USB Power Supply Inventor Buck Converter Step Down Module Transformer Adapter: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools and hook it into the existing wiring.
Anyone know of a reason that this wouldn’t work or wouldn’t be advisable?
PS - I am aware of hardwiring kits going down the side pillar to the fuse box, just think this is an interesting idea