12v power off delay circuit. Need Help

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Joined Feb 28, 2015
I'm trying to setup a car dash cam in my car and have run into a bit of an issue. Basically I want to power my camera for 180 seconds from my car battery after I turn off the car.

So I need a circuit that will detect if the car is on (from a 12v connection to fuse box, this connection will have power when car is on) and it will also get power directly from the battery.

So when the car turns off the the circuit will detect that no power is being supplied from the fuse box connection and thus will switch over to the battery connection to power the camera for 180 seconds. When the car turns on again the circuit will detect that the fuse connection has power and will start powering the camera.

I found this on eBay but I'm not sure if this will let me do what I want as stated above.


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