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Old 14th May 2015, 11:26   #181
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After the firmware update, I drove 1700kms in 9 days, involving multiple 8+ hour journey in hot weather. Even left it directly under the coastal afternoon sun couple times for hours. The Mini 0805 is working flawlessly now.

The installation looks quite discreet, although not as discreet as my earlier ABEO recorder.

Is it stuck to the windshield using a suction mount or a double sided tape?

How long can it record on its internal battery only?
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Old 14th May 2015, 11:34   #182
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Double sided tape, which I think adds some shake to the video on rough roads. There is no suction mount option, which I think would have resulted in must stable video.

Haven't tried recording on battery so far.
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The Mini 0805 is working flawlessly now.
I opened up my camera after Gearbest told me they'll refund a paltry $30 if I can't resend it back to them.
This is what the internals look like:
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It was a shot in the dark at best,but luckily for me the camera came on once I plugged in the USB. However, once I put it all back together,it went off again. So opened it up,moved a couple of wires around and its been ok since. I'm guessing either a lose wire or overheating is the issue,but not sure if I can fix it.
Its been working for two days now.Hope it stays that way!
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Old 14th May 2015, 13:42   #184
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Finally, I received my Mini 0805 I connected to my car it worked fine, but I have booked a new car and once I get the delivery will install it and test how it works. Will keep this thread updated.

Thanks Shashank for you support
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All in all a very good product and am quite happy with it touchwood.
Thinking of getting the DrivePro 100, it is available on amazon.in for Rs.8,575.

1) One concern for me is the car charger socket, since only one is available on the Civic and I use it for charging my smart-phone continuously when using the gps.

I already own a dual usb charger, so can I buy a seperate cable which charges through the USB cable? I see on the reviews that the socket on the dashcam is not the same as the micro-usb on smart-phones?

I tried browsing for charger-socket-splitters but no good brand is available online, and anyway I am afraid to blow the fuses or damage anything.

Does the suction-cup stay on properly for long drives (eight to ten hours continously) ?

Thanks for your earlier reviews.

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I already own a dual usb charger, so can I buy a seperate cable which charges through the USB cable? I see on the reviews that the socket on the dashcam is not the same as the micro-usb on smart-phones?
You can buy this.

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I have not used it personally but it seems to be good and I am thinking of buying one.
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You can buy this.

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I have not used it personally but it seems to be good and I am thinking of buying one.
Yes, I have a similar one with two usb-ports, but the port on the DrivePro100 is not the same one as is used by smartphones, So I cannot use this with a regular cable for the DashCam.

Also if I plug this in to charge my smartphone then I cannot use the included charger to power the dashcam!

(a quick browsing on the net says that the dashcam has a 'mini-usb-port' instead of a 'micro-usb-port' used on smartphones).
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a quick browsing on the net says that the dashcam has a 'mini-usb-port' instead of a 'micro-usb-port' used on smartphones.
Right.

Get an adapter like this http://www.amazon.in/StarTech-com-Mi.../dp/B002O1S8IE

Regular smartphone charging cable (mico-usb) goes in at one end, and the other end (mini-usb) goes into the dashcam port.
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Thinking of getting the DrivePro 100, it is available on amazon.in for Rs.8,575.

1) One concern for me is the car charger socket, since only one is available on the Civic and I use it for charging my smart-phone continuously when using the gps.

I already own a dual usb charger, so can I buy a seperate cable which charges through the USB cable? I see on the reviews that the socket on the dashcam is not the same as the micro-usb on smart-phones?

I tried browsing for charger-socket-splitters but no good brand is available online, and anyway I am afraid to blow the fuses or damage anything.

Does the suction-cup stay on properly for long drives (eight to ten hours continously) ?

Thanks for your earlier reviews.
Hello Manim,

I had a mini usb cable (from my Ps3 wireless controller) with which i tried to charge the camera from my car's stereo USB output. It gave some error of some sort like cannot connect to PC or something like that.

Now i haven't tried it i am pretty sure you would be able to charge the camera using a USB splitter from makes like Capdase etc (search Capdase Dual Usb Car Charger With Sync & Charge Micro Usb Cable in Amazon) which has it's own built in fuse so it does not blow the car's fuse.

It would be better if you get a separate cable which would fit the camera. I think as you had researched too you would need a mini USB cable instead of a micro USB cable.

I have left the camera in the car since Saturday and it's still in place firmly today. So 8-10 hours is not a issue. The trick is everytime you use the suction mount wipe the glass area clean before attaching and it will stay firmly in place.

Edit:- Be sure to check the amp requirement for your Mobile charging when you get a dual USB charger.
For the DP pro 100 it's
Input: DC 12V~24V Output: DC 5V 1A

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I tried browsing for charger-socket-splitters but no good brand is available online, and anyway I am afraid to blow the fuses or damage anything.
Another option if you worried about blowing fuse etc is to get a power bank for your smart phone which can be used to charge the mobile device on the move. The power bank itself can be charged at your home.
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Yes, I have a similar one with two usb-ports, but the port on the DrivePro100 is not the same one as is used by smartphones, So I cannot use this with a regular cable for the DashCam.

Also if I plug this in to charge my smartphone then I cannot use the included charger to power the dashcam!

(a quick browsing on the net says that the dashcam has a 'mini-usb-port' instead of a 'micro-usb-port' used on smartphones).
why not buy a mini usb cable, there are those coil cables available for mini-usb phones/devices.

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Right.

Get an adapter like this http://www.amazon.in/StarTech-com-Mi.../dp/B002O1S8IE

Regular smartphone charging cable (mico-usb) goes in at one end, and the other end (mini-usb) goes into the dashcam port.
Rs.450 for a adapter when the mini usb cable costs only Rs.60-70/-
Am I missing the point here ?
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why not buy a mini usb cable, there are those coil cables available for mini-usb phones/devices.



Rs.450 for a adapter when the mini usb cable costs only Rs.60-70/-
Am I missing the point here ?
At least with the SJ4000 using a cable directly is not possible. When I connect the camera directly in a USB socket on the XUV, the system understands it as a external hard drive and I can not use it as a dash-cam. So I plug a car-charger in the DC charging point and then use a USB-to-miniUSB cable from there to the cam. IN this configuration, the camera just draws power from the USB and does not get into a external drive mode.

This might be a problem specific to SJ4000 or the XUV. So please check if it behaves the same way in your configuration.
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I am using this, solid build, USB port and battery analyzer.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ring-Automot...f=pd_cp_auto_1
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Rs.450 for a adapter when the mini usb cable costs only Rs.60-70/-
Am I missing the point here ?
Don't buy it online - it barely costs 40-50 in local stores. Plus with all smartphones usually using the same micro usb cable there already are redundant cables lying around.
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Here's how exactly it's been fixed, it shows the voltage of battery as well.
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