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Member Since 30 Sep 2008
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In Topic: My New Mobius Dashcam

Today, 12:21 PM

Tempted to get a second Mobius tbh,
I'd like to get the new Type C lens, my lens has a spot on it and the battery is on it's way out.
I could use this one as an external camera on nice days, on roof or under bumper etc.


I considered a front facing camera in the grill at one point, put off by the fact that any muck on the road may cover the lens (someone sprays their windscreen, some spray gets on the lens, and even on a dry day the dust will start sticking to it)

In Topic: My New Mobius Dashcam

Today, 12:19 PM

 
Actually I think it's a LiPo (lithium polymer) battery which is cheaper and not as good as Li-Ion. I can't remember the exact differences but I think one of them is that Li-Ion can be charged more often without deteriorating.
 


I don't think its a true LiPo pack. If you read the Wikipedia article on the subject there seems to be two types. The type with a dry polymer electrolyte (LiPo), and the type in a flexible polymer casing/pouch with a liquid or gelled electrolyte. The latter being no different to Li-ion packs.

The general manufacture of Möbius cameras may mean that sub par batteries have been used - unfortunately I don't think you'll find a better battery to fit the form factor and case of the camera. If you want to extend it further, you could investigate using a USB power bank as an extended battery.

In Topic: Car Conundrums!

Today, 11:56 AM

Alternator?

Old fashioned windy windows?

In Topic: My New Mobius Dashcam

Today, 11:54 AM

I'll test my battery life after the next trip when I know it'll be fully charged. I'm guessing if the batteries are deteriorating this fast, it's because they don't like being charged for long periods of time and never being used without being charged. Also in the hot weather the batteries will be getting very hot and possibly not holding charge as well?
 
It would be great if they developed a proper lithium ion battery for the camera, and a proper charging mode for it that prolongs its life.

It has got a lithium ion battery, just not a very big one due to the size of the camera.

Mine stills runs for about an hour, had it over a year.

I do wonder if the supplied charger is up to the job, I never used mine (using a higher current plug, then hardwired).

In Topic: Car Conundrums!

Yesterday, 01:17 AM

Window motor.