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2016 Mazda 3 sedan

I just bought a dash cam with a parked mode recording. I need to know which fuse socket to tap so that it has power even if the ignition is off.
 

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I assume you want to tap from fuse block F-02 (between the driver's foot and the door), rather than running another wire through the firewall.
The supply bus for F-02 F1 through F7, i.e. the vertical bank of 7 fuses at the upper left, is powered directly from the battery, unswitched. F2 is the door locks, which might be a good one from which to tap an always-live 12V to USB converter for your security camera.

Give the converter its own 5 A fuse.

Do note that this is a good way to run a battery flat if you leave the car parked for a long time.
 

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Hey,

Thanks for the info. The hard wire kit comes with a voltage cutoff and timer functions to protect your car's battery.
 
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