Dashcam/radar wiring help
I have seen this addressed on other cars but it seems like everyone's situation is different and I'm a novice at electronics. Am trying to hardwire my dashcam and Escort radar detector and hoping someone here might know the answer.
Parts I have available:
Long usb cord (camera power)
Long telephone cable (escort radar detector power)
Add a circuit and fuses
Female cigarette lighter plug
I was attempting to splice the telephone cable and usb cord together so that they would both plug into the 12v to 5v adapter that came with the camera. The usb cable has a red (hot) and black wire inside (ground) The telephone wire has green, red, black and yellow wires inside. Research suggests that the red/green wires are the hot and ground. I tried every combination of wiring the red/green telephone wire to the red/black usb wires with no success. I'm not worried about the "smart plug" capabilities of the stock escort wire, but maybe I am over simplifying by just using a regular phone cable. Any ideas?