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#316 mixmasterlooney

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 02:20 PM

Great job on the custom mounts gents including you sonic it looks very professional and neat. I like the custom rear camera mount that's a winner for

Great job any chance you could take a few close up pics of the front bracket/rain sensor? 
 
Do you think you could hide the camera in the rain sensor and maybe cut a little hole? only prob i was thinking with this idea is would the camera be sitting to high up?
 
Are you going to hardwire the front cam?
 
 
I've got to wait till the end of the month until i've funds.



You could do that with the extended lens mate

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:12 PM

Great job on the rear view mount. I like it. Have you been using your two Möbius long and how reliable do you find them?

I'm looking into a rear view one as well. Have you got this hardwired in?

Thanks,

 

I have only received the one A lense Mobius that came last Monday, and the one hard wire cable that came this Saturday. You see I was only intending doing the front for now.

 

So I tried the Mobius in different positions on the windscreen on a mount, did road tests. Then I fashioned a mount for the rear of the sensor housing, did road tests, all on the Mobius battery you understand.

 

When the cable came on Saturday I fashioned a couple of brackets for the rear view  Mobius [using the one camera to set it up] Like I say I made two brackets because I [wrongly as it happens] thought the first one was causing the camera to produce vibrating videos. On making a revised second bracket I came to the conclusion the problem lay elswhere, hence the solution with the rubber grommet.

 

You see windscreen mounted, or home made brackets mounted cameras attached to say the rain sensor housing. themselves attached to the windscreen. Dont suffer from vibration because the rubber seals around said screens absorb the vibrations transmitted from the road though the wheels to the body shell . Hence when I attached my rear view bracket to the body shell.....

 

Anyhow once I solved the vibration problem, I thought sod it, I'll use the one 3M 12v to 5v cable I have to hard wire the rear camera. I ran the cable across the rear of the roof, then down the "B" Pillar, the Ground wire was just long enought to connect to either of the Ground points in the front passenger side sill area. The Positive wire I had to extend a bit to reach the fuse board.

 

I took the decision to have both cams on their own cables wired back to a shared piggy back fuse on fuse number 108. Decided against tapping into the interior lighting circuit, so if either cable turns out to be less than reliable, they will not cause the interior lighting to fail, or me having to faff about fishing the inline fuse connector out of the roof headling, for testing.

 

 

So there you have it, as to reliability, to earlier to say, but my expereince with the camera, and what I've read about others experiences with the Mobius over on the Dash Cam Talk forum. Led me to order a "B" lense Mobius for the front as I was that impressed by the one I have, and another hard wire cable .Expecting camera to arrive possibly this Saturday if I'm lucky [bracket made and fixed in position] And again if I'm lucky the hard wire cable should be here by the following Saturday.



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:13 PM

Great job on the custom mounts gents including you sonic it looks very professional and neat. I like the custom rear camera mount that's a winner for



You could do that with the extended lens mate

Yes thats what i was thinking im a bit worried about ruining the rain sensor cover i was trying to see how much they were to buy online but cant find them



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:22 PM

One more day and I'll get to get my hands on my NON mobius dash cam!!! Until then I have to sit around feeling jealous every time this thread gets updated as it pops up on my content!!! :lol:

 Hee, hee Ian thats how I felt  .................NON Mobius ......well I don't know about you posting about it on this thread .....you better get clearance from Kurt first ;)



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:27 PM

Cheers Higgsy,

 

it was Kurts guide, and his thread with your enthusiastic input that convinced me to get on with it,



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:34 PM

I much prefer your idea of extending the wire rather than tapping into any lights on the car, that would make the hard wiring a little more complex

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:17 PM

Yes thats what i was thinking im a bit worried about ruining the rain sensor cover i was trying to see how much they were to buy online but cant find them

 

The 8" one is just over £4, now the Mobius manufacturer and eBay seller Kurt linked to at the beginning of the thread [and whom I bought my camera from] sells them. Now I received an email back from them today  [Mandy] as I enquired if they did a longer cable, ANSWER CAME BACK NO the 8" [20cm] one is currently the only one they do. Though they are working on a longer one but not sure when they will have it.

 

My thinking regards possibly using a longer cable was that having aTitanium spec I have a Sun Glasses Case attached to the roof by the driver grab handle...........me thinking, good hiding place for the camera body if cable extension long enough. Now they are hoping to do a longer cable [#16 camera they do 8"/15" and 25" cables] but extending cable lengths can lead to technical problems.

 

One thing you do notice with the Mobius manufacture, they try and get things right, rushing to market is not their first priority

 

Now the above was backed up by the fact I found out on the DCT forum [a must join forum] that the makers don't list all they sell, on Ebay, I reckon because they are so busy as it is. But they told me in that email today  they also have in stock the B lense Mobius, but then it could go out of stock very quickly hence they don't list them on eBay [because of the demand from their authorised sellers I assume ]  But would have to be through PayPal not eBay. Not a problem that.

 

 

Unfortuneatly last time I asked that question they said they were not selling the B Lense Mobius via eBay because of supply problems. So I went and ordered one from Bang~good, would rather had ordered it via the manufacture because the other one they supplied arrive in eight day, Not a clue how long Bang~good will take to deliver.

 

So remember when emailing them, they do struggle sometimes to understand what your writing , for instance in that email I sent them, I told them I had purchased a B lense Mobius from Bang~good, saying I still did not understand why they dont sell them. Then I get the reply.......if I want one they will sell me one............That said their English understanding trumps my Chinese every day of the week

 

Now regards photo's of Rain Sensor housing space, well it would be a tight one if indeed it's possible at all. Think on, 8" extension cable installed aligned, and at same time attached to Mobius body it's self attached to back of mirror. Then the need to beable to get to same for memory card access, replacing battery in time.....

 

Look you got to do some ground work yourself mate, take the housing off, it can be a struggle see what your up against. Then there are possible interferance issues to contend with, but there are fixes out there. I could tell you everything , but better you empower yourself  by reading this thread  if it wont load for you register, as you need to do that to view photo stuff.


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 05:24 PM

Good information there. They do reply to you but as you say sometimes don't understand. Keep your messages simple and questions separate that gets good result

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:08 PM

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Nice install for the rear mobius. Couple questions:

 

Did you run the cables through the roof lining to get to the back.

 

Which fuse did you use to power the mobius or did you tap into the existing cable for the front mobius

 

Did you use a DC cable longer than 3m for the rear cam or was the 3m one long enough.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:12 PM

I think the way i would do it for speed/ease is use the existing wiring for the front cam and poke a long rod from back of headling to the interior light tie a wire to it then pull it back through. Then splice the 12v-5v transformer onto the wire at the rear end.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:26 PM

 

Nice install for the rear mobius. Couple questions:

 

Did you run the cables through the roof lining to get to the back.

 

Which fuse did you use to power the mobius or did you tap into the existing cable for the front mobius

 

Did you use a DC cable longer than 3m for the rear cam or was the 3m one long enough.

Cheers

All that info is in paragraphs 5 and 6 in post #317.....pay attention at the back please :rolleyes:



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:08 PM

I think the way i would do it for speed/ease is use the existing wiring for the front cam and poke a long rod from back of headling to the interior light tie a wire to it then pull it back through. Then splice the 12v-5v transformer onto the wire at the rear end.

 

Cheers James sounds like a plan 

 

All that info is in paragraphs 5 and 6 in post #317.....pay attention at the back please :rolleyes:

 

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:57 PM

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