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#121 sonic113

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:35 PM

Nice, have a quick test of your cables if you can before installation.
I think the custom/modified mounts look neat tbh.
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Will do Kurt. Yeah the custom mounts are tidy looking. Hopefully I can get a nice compact install . I will keep posted any how's mate.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:19 PM

ok I finally got round to installing the Mobius dash cam and I can say I'm very glad I went with this Cam. it very very Compact and the video quality is superb.

 

I wanted a more compact mounting bracket so Instead of using the suction cup mount or the adhesive mount I made my own and it attaches directly to the rear view mirror bracket.

 

Also I hardwired the cam in using Kurts excellent PDF guide the only thing I did differently was I crimped a connector onto the earth wire just to keep it neater attached this at the earthing point in the passenger doorway. 

 

I then give the bracket a quick paint just to blend it in with the Mirror. From the out side of the car the camera is pretty well hidden as it sits and blends in with the rear view mirror. From inside the car its not that noticeable either unless you where actually looking for it.

 

Here are some pics of my installation.

 

 

Drilling the rear view mirror Bracket.

 

 

Making the new mounting bracket I tool a bolt that fitte dthe same thread of the mobius base unit and cut of the tip measured the amount from one end that attaches to the mobius + the thickness of a washer and nut.

after i got this correct (took a bit of trail and error and a few bolts lol!) I put a 90 bend in the bolt and then added more nuts and washers.

 

 

Attaching the New mount to the Rear view mirror Bracket

 

 

The new mount attached to the mobius cam and the Rear view Bracket.

 

 

The crimp connector I added to the earth point and the piggy back fuse with the 7.5 and 3amp fuse attached. All cables where tidied back nice and neat to keep things right.

 

 

Test of new mount attached with camera as well. I made this so you can adjust the vertical and horizontal angles if need just by turning the cam up, down, left or right and then hand tighten the nuts to keep it in that position.

 

 

 

when i was happy with the angles and fittings I then give it a quick paint (may give it another coat when i get time lol)  to blend it in with the dash and rear view mirror. I used a brush and Hammerite smooth satin black as it dries with no too much of a shine so I though it helps blend bracket better.

 

 

and finally the finished installation of my Dash Cam. a close up view from inside the car and a close up from the outside.

 

 

 

I'm happy with all and now I am experimenting with different camera settings to see what suits best. At the moment I have it set to auto start when ignition is on and when car is turned off it will record for a further 10 secs or so before shutdown. I have also set it to loop record and create clips of 3 minutes each as I find it keeps an acceptable size for fast transfer to the PC. The camera does get warm when in use but like said before that's normal and does not seem to bother the camera in any way. I would highly recommend this camera and a fit and forget installation. I will get used to this one for a while and then maybe consider a set up for the back window.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:42 PM

Nice tidy mount there Sonic



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:31 PM

Thanks I think it makes it very compact and am happy with it.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 10:01 AM

Did that Adrian Flux guy ever come back with a list?

 

Almost certain my camera won't be on the list, but also certain it'll be as good if not better than most on said list!



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:17 PM

Proper well done sonic your crimp is also very professional although I ignored that to keep it simple I like that others can put their own twist on it to suit their needs, the mobius is a very flexible cam

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:03 PM

any body know how to change the date on this camera

mine sometimes doesnt switch on when i turn the ignition on

 

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:10 PM

Is that the same camera James has? He would know if so

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:26 PM

Is that the same camera James has? He would know if so

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 08:52 PM

Proper well done sonic your crimp is also very professional although I ignored that to keep it simple I like that others can put their own twist on it to suit their needs, the mobius is a very flexible cam


Thanks Kurt. Been using the Möbius for a few days now and its great. I'm considering one for the rear window. Also going to experiment with the motion sensor as well. Would be nice to use that when parked up.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:24 PM

any body know how to change the date on this camera

mine sometimes doesnt switch on when i turn the ignition on

 

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That looks like the gs800l camera. James has this cam and I know that there is a glitch somewhere in it that he resets its every now and then I think its when the memory card gets full maybe.

 

have you got this hardwired in or running of the 12v socket?



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:52 PM

That looks like the gs800l camera. James has this cam and I know that there is a glitch somewhere in it that he resets its every now and then I think its when the memory card gets full maybe.

 

have you got this hardwired in or running of the 12v socket?

its hard wired .ill try a reset see what that does .



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:25 PM

its hard wired .ill try a reset see what that does .


No problem you can also upgrade the firmware I think as well on this camera. See how a reset goes first and you may have to go through the on screen settings to set them to your own preferences reset usually reverts back to factory settings.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:58 PM

No problem you can also upgrade the firmware I think as well on this camera. See how a reset goes first and you may have to go through the on screen settings to set them to your own preferences reset usually reverts back to factory settings.

how can i upgrade firmware ?



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:53 PM

I'm not 100% sure myself but a quick google may show you how.
What exactly is your cam doing?
Is it charging and working OK as a standalone camera?
Are you just having these issues when its hardwired in to car?
was is working fine up to a point that any changes or anything was made?

From what James has said about that model of can its seem to be pretty reliable so I would say that any issues your having is probably easy fixed.

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