On both USA and CA models fuse 87 is hot only when ignition is in "run" (not "accessory"). That's the fuse I tapped for the DRL mod for my USA FE so they only come on when the engine is running.
That's why Thenorm's camera is auto-on when he drives, auto-off when he doesn't, as described above in post number 6.
IF you wanted the ability to optionally record with the ignition off, you could parallel-wire a tap to always-hot fuse 66 with a discrete switch between that tap and a "Y" in the power feed to the camera after the fuse 87 tap. Not saying you should, but if you wanted the camera audio to keep recording with the key off .... for example during a 'traffic-stop' :-0
'14 Escape SE 2.0 FWD (25 Sep 13 build); 201A SE Convenience Package; Power Liftgate; Leather Comfort Package; Oxford White on Med Light Stone Leather (SYNC 2 w/8" MFT screen)
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