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iQ Voltage Information

The iQ has two voltage values that can be changed in settings.

  • SmartSense activation Voltage
  • Low Power Cut-off 

Please see below for more information on each of these.

What is the SmartSense activation voltage?

The SmartSense activation voltage determines if the iQ should be in Driving Mode or not.

The default setting for the SmartSense activation voltage is 13V; during vehicle use, it's expected to function at 13V and above, depending on the vehicle.  

What is the Low Power Cut-Off?

The Low Power Cut-Off's default setting is 12V, meaning if the vehicle's battery drops below 12V, power will be cut to the iQ. Users can adjust this setting via the IQ app, but we advise caution when making any changes. 

Seek advice from the vehicle manufacturer before making any large adjustments. 

Please see the following article for more information on Low Power Cut-Off.

Low Car Battery Mode

The chart below shows what state the camera will enter depending on the car's voltage.

How Many Different Power Modes Does The iQ Have?

The iQ has two modes.

SmartSense Parking mode - This is the security mode between 12 and 13V.

Driving mode - This is whilst the vehicle is in motion and above 13V. 

When the vehicle is below 12V, the camera will shut down.


Driving Mode (13 Volts+)

When the engine is switched ON, the iQ will enter Driving Mode.

This is the default mode and functions from when the car is started, the camera is fully operational and recording. The trigger thresholds will automatically adjust to respond to driving events such as an impact or an emergency stop. 

For more information about what will trigger the camera to create an event, please see the article below. 

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SmartSense Parking Mode (12 Volts-13 Volts) 

When the engine is switched OFF, the iQ enters Smart Sense Parking Mode.

Your iQ will automatically recognise when the vehicle is not in use by relying on a combination of the G-Sensor and Radar for 30 seconds after the ignition has been turned off. If no further movement is detected then Smart Sense Parking Mode will set the iQ into Low Power Security Mode.

The Radar and G-Sensor will remain active during this state and if movement is detected then the iQ will switch back to Smart Sense Parking Mode to capture an incident.

Learn more about SmartSense Parking Mode from SmartSense Parking Mode.


Low Power Mode (below 12V)

Unless adjusted within the app, your iQ will not operate at this voltage. 

The low-power security mode operates using several sensors (primarily Radar) which will wake the iQ into SmartSense Parking Mode if it's determined that there is a potential risk around the vehicle.

The iQ will enter low-power mode while the car is not in use. 

The low power mode is indicated by the icon below:

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