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Old 8th September 2016, 14:35   #61
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Thanks a4anurag for posting this article.

As i am a novice as far as wiring/fuses are concerned, could you please provide the link for Hard Wiring Kit on GearBest and Amazon.in.
Thank you for the kind words.

I'll suggest you to get all items like fuse tap cable, fuses, hardwire kit from AliExpress.

It cheaper than what is an on Amazon.in
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Thank you for the kind words.

I'll suggest you to get all items like fuse tap cable, fuses, hardwire kit from AliExpress.

It cheaper than what is an on Amazon.in
Can you please provide the links for the same from AliExpress. Just want to ensure that i am getting the right stuff.
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Can you please provide the links for the same from AliExpress. Just want to ensure that i am getting the right stuff.
Please check post no. 42 in this thread. Attaching the link for easy reference.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...ml#post3956007 (DIY Install & Review - The Mini 0806 Dash Camera)

Do let me know if you need any help in installing.
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Placed an order on Gearbest for the same. The link is http://www.gearbest.com/car-dvr/pp_138841.html?wid=21. For people interested in auto accessories, this site is offering 10% off.
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Anurag - very detailed thread and amazing DIY! For a noob like me, this is exactly that I needed.

Since quite some time I have been considering getting a dashcam installed. Mini 0806 fits the purse, but I wanted to check if the 135 degree wide angle is good enough? SJCAM SJ4000 has a 150 degree wide angle and should be marginally cheaper. Whats your take between the two?
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Thank you for the kind words Sir. Happy that the thread is useful for all.

I have no idea about the SJCAM busy so won't be able to comment on the comparison. Apologies.
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I just got my mini 0806 and there is no residual charge in it. Just want to confirm whether it was the same with your mini 0806.
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I just got my mini 0806 and there is no residual charge in it. Just want to confirm whether it was the same with your mini 0806.
Don't exactly remember it buddy. Apologies.

But I have an habit to first fully charge the equipment before using so while I did the fitting and all wire routing, I charged the dashcam using the car charger provided in the package.
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Today i setup the dashcam though with a 12 V charger initially for now.
Just want to confirm the settings that you have overridden. I have guessing u have overridden VIDEO RESOLUTION, TIME STAMPING and DATE AND TIME. Let me know if there are some other setting which you have overridden and the values for the same.
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Just want to confirm the settings that you have overridden. I have guessing u have overridden VIDEO RESOLUTION, TIME STAMPING and DATE AND TIME. Let me know if there are some other setting which you have overridden and the values for the same.
Resolution is set at 1280 x 720 @ 60 fps 16:9

Rest all at Auto.
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Anyone interested in buying this from gearbest - there is an 18% off coupon code (verified as I managed to place an order for this using it)

Code: CAR18OFF for an 18% discount (limited time only)
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FIRST ISSUE SINCE INSTALL

While driving three days back, the dashcam stops recording and throws an error that read "Frgmt Err Need Format"

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Switched the unit OFF and restarted it to see if the issue solves or no. Sadly it didn't. After 5 minutes, the error appears again.

As it was displaying, 'Need Format', I did go ahead and format the card. The error hadn't appeared since then. Have driven over 300 kms so far.

Any reason what the issue could be?
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I received this error with my Mini a few times when it was in use. This is due to continuous overwriting and the employed space prioritisation technique (if compared to HDD's and SSD's) that leads to data fragmentation over a period of time, only a format resolves it. It's recommended to format the card while it's in the camera at least once a month to refresh the partition tables in order to avoid issues.

It could also be a failing card or battery, usually media testing utilities like H2testw will not tell you explicitly that the card is about to fail, one would have to compare the current read & write speeds to when the card was new. Test the battery by checking how long it records without power on a full charge.

I've read that you use a Samsung card but towards general awareness, one should avoid the red and grey Sandisk Ultra cards for dash cam use as they have a tendency to go into read-only mode on encountering an error, and that's the end of the card. Best cards for dash cams are MLC based, Transcend and Lexar being the preferred choices.

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It's recommended to format the card while it's in the camera at least once a month to refresh the partition tables in order to avoid issues.
I do the in-dashcam formatting weekly or biweekly.

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Test the battery by checking how long it records without power on a full charge.
I'll check this technically.

But IIRC it hardly has any power on battery.
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Not trying to scare you but in case it does not hold charge, usually it's a dying or puffed battery that needs replacing. Also the power supply and current/voltage management being inherently flaky on these doesn't help if the battery has gone bad thus leading to other errors and issues.

Also if you're interested in bumping up the video quality through higher bitrates, check out the below linked modified firmware.

http://mini0806.com/1/post/2015/05/0...e-version.html
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