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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:37 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:21 am 
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I got my Rexing V1 set up today, pretty chuffed with it for £40.

Here's some very boring test footage - change it to 1080p for the best quality version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LxNO4wg-go

Because of the shape of it it's seriously discreet, I can barely see it from my driving position and even from outside you probably wouldn't even notice it. I've mounted it ever so slightly too high, which is why you can see a few of the dots on the windscreen. I'll get that sorted when I can be bothered.

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I haven't tried it at night yet so not sure how it'll be when it's dark.


Nice tour of RVP........

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:24 am 
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Nice one squirrel, looks very good and great quality video, Don't worry about the black dots, how much sky do you need?

Looks as good as my mini 0805, blacks dots in view as well, need one for the back now, tried a cheapy £15 job, was useless, at £40 cant go far wrong with this quality.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:39 am 
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I bought a Mio 518 from Currys on line last week in their clearout sale but had to go from TW to Aylesford to get it as it was the only place that had one. They had reduced and reduced and it was down to £59. When I got there they did not have it! Not happy and a few words with the management, then I saw a 618 in a box, also reduced. They gave another £5 off for the trouble so got it for £64. I have fitted it using the cig socket atm but not had time to try a download for quality yet (runs 2304x1296 HD). It is a GPS unit which also does 'safety cameras', and seems to give plenty of warning, like about 1/4 mile.

I am looking to wire into the 9-5 so that I can use the cig adapter in the TR7. I have ordered a 5V power unit and was going to wire it to the fuseboard with a piggy back in the trailer fuse position A (don't have a tow bar yet and its the only one a piggy back might fit in). Does anyone know if this is always live or only with the ignition? I can't manage to trace it in WIS.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:03 pm 
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Checked fuse A - permanently live so not really what I want. Will try the dimming mirror feed.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:23 pm 
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ScarySquirrel wrote:
I got my Rexing V1 set up today, pretty chuffed with it for £40.

Here's some very boring test footage - change it to 1080p for the best quality version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LxNO4wg-go

Because of the shape of it it's seriously discreet, I can barely see it from my driving position and even from outside you probably wouldn't even notice it. I've mounted it ever so slightly too high, which is why you can see a few of the dots on the windscreen. I'll get that sorted when I can be bothered.

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I haven't tried it at night yet so not sure how it'll be when it's dark.


Based on your picture and the reviews on Amazon, I ordered one yesterday. Arrived last night and I've just finished installing it. Wow. The quality is brilliant. I've got the auto dimming mirror so can't mount as high as yours is, but even so its still totally out of sight behind the mirror. It can be seen from outside but that's a minor point.

I like the way that the cable is mega long. I've run it along behind the headliner, down the pillar, under the wheel/by pedals, tucked it up under the bottom side of the centre panel and into the power socket in the arm rest. Length is just about bang on for this way and it keeps the forward power socket free for my phone charger.

It took minutes to set up and after taking it round the block for a 2 minute drive I'm mega impressed. I'll give it a proper go on the way to work tomorrow and see what its like in the dark on the way home.

Shame its lacks GPS for speed readout but I see that this is going to be available on a new model. I will seriously look at getting one when it arrives in the UK.

Thanks for the tip SS, at this point (very early states I know) I'd highly recommend this cheap but very decent dash cam.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:01 am 
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TWSaab wrote:
Checked fuse A - permanently live so not really what I want. Will try the dimming mirror feed.


That's what I did.
If you don't have an auto-dip fmirror, get some miniature female spade terminals and connect to the block as below. Black is earth, the Purple/Green or Blue/Grey is the switched live. It's at the opposite end of the block to the earth.
Doing this saves disassembling the a-pillar and finding a switched live in the fuse board.
Installed my Ambarella chipped Mini 0805 a few weeks back and very impressed with the quality. £53 off Ebay. Bargain. Can easily be unclipped from its GPS base and used to take pictures of an accident whilst recording location (I've switched the speed logging bit off).

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:14 pm 
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Quad_cam_turbo wrote:
TWSaab wrote:
Checked fuse A - permanently live so not really what I want. Will try the dimming mirror feed.


If you don't have an auto-dip fmirror, get some miniature female spade terminals and connect to the block as below. Black is earth, the Purple/Green or Blue/Grey is the switched live. It's at the opposite end of the block to the earth.
Doing this saves disassembling the a-pillar and finding a switched live in the fuse board.


I do have a dimming mirror. I was think of connecting to that but still trying to figure out the WIS wiring diagrams to confirm its ignition switched (sure it must be) and what colour is what (diagram shows 4 connecting wires IIRC). Are your colours 9-3 or 9-5?

Its currently plugged into the cig lighter but installing the wire was no problem as it just pushed under the edge of the headlining and A pillar cover. The covers easily pull off anyway.

My cam has GPS and (as standard) shows the time and MPH on the screen normally. I have noticed that the MPH lags real speed though and slowing down it takes a second or so to show '0' after you have stopped which may not help in an accident!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:04 pm 
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I don't trust GPS for speed, it said I was doing 200mph last month, I was only doing 140


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:21 pm 
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TWSaab wrote:
Quad_cam_turbo wrote:
TWSaab wrote:
Checked fuse A - permanently live so not really what I want. Will try the dimming mirror feed.


If you don't have an auto-dip fmirror, get some miniature female spade terminals and connect to the block as below. Black is earth, the Purple/Green or Blue/Grey is the switched live. It's at the opposite end of the block to the earth.
Doing this saves disassembling the a-pillar and finding a switched live in the fuse board.


I do have a dimming mirror. I was think of connecting to that but still trying to figure out the WIS wiring diagrams to confirm its ignition switched (sure it must be) and what colour is what (diagram shows 4 connecting wires IIRC). Are your colours 9-3 or 9-5?

Its currently plugged into the cig lighter but installing the wire was no problem as it just pushed under the edge of the headlining and A pillar cover. The covers easily pull off anyway.

My cam has GPS and (as standard) shows the time and MPH on the screen normally. I have noticed that the MPH lags real speed though and slowing down it takes a second or so to show '0' after you have stopped which may not help in an accident!


The images are of a 9-3. Yes it is ignition switched and I've switched off the mph display. Mainly because 2.8 turbo.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:19 am 
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I don't trust GPS for speed, it said I was doing 200mph last month, I was only doing 140


:park:

Well it is a "general positioning system" working on the same outdated system of identifying where you are by distance from landmarks. I used such a system sea kayaking. Reckoned I was doing 30mph at one point on a mill pond. I could only see the Ailsa Craig and it felt like I was doing 30mph :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:34 pm 
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Got one from Aldi the other day of all places, £29 and chubby brilliant!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:42 pm 
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On the M2 tonight - Green 9000 - was it Olly from Margate?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=345qmXXUyPk&feature=youtu.be

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:42 am 
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Following Squirrels purchase I too got a Rexing, this one for the rear, haven't tested video yet.

Looks good and discreet inside, and outside hardly visible

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I have an E-prance mini 0805 at front, again discreet inside and out, picture quality is amazing.
I will colour the white cable so it blends in more, chose white so it notices less with trim.

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drivers view is hardly affected.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:25 pm 
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Glad my post was able to help some people out.

Further to my last post I have also since hardwired it using this kit from Nextbase, it's for Nextbase kits but just has a mini USB cable so will work on any camera with a mini USB port for power: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nextbase-Car-C ... al_qh_dp_t

I wired it the same way as before only this time it was fed into the fusebox near the passenger door. I just pulled out the fuse for the 12v socket, inserted it into the Nextbase adapter thing and then plugged the whole thing back into where the fuse came from. Worked first time and starts up with ignition/turns off when I turn the car off (well, after about 5-10 seconds). Pefect!

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The hardest bit was hiding all of the excess cables. Can anyone tell me if this is unsafe?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:01 pm 
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I have a 5V adaptor with mini USB and bought a fuse adaptor similar to the Nextbase one. However, on the 9-5 the fuses in the end of the dash are so cramped together that I don't think you can fit the fuse adaptor in apart from a few end ones which are not suitable. Will have to try something else.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:58 am 
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Had another go last night and managed to get the piggyback into the cig socket fuse (with a bit of filing) and both fuses in, and the door still closes with the piggy back facing the front of the car. Could also see the earth point just behind the fuse box. Will try and find time at the w/e to finish wiring up to the cam.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:52 pm 
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The Techmoan youtube channel has reviewed a lot of dashcams, I find his reviews very well rounded.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:25 am 
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So after my recent traffic accident i have been seriously considering a Dash Cam. They seem to be all the rage these days, and after my recent accident i can see why.
Additionally given my high milage my odds against having another accident would be higher. I could be lucky and escape another accident, but there appear to be far to many muppets on the road.

I thought if i was going to do it, then i want a front and back cameras. Just in case i get rear-ended again !.
So do you buy 2 seperate cameras, or do you buy a specialist camera which has an additional plug in rear camera.

After researching online reviews, and feedback about various cameras. Including the famous Techmoan channel on Youtube. I decided to go for a chinese brand camera that includes an additional plug in rear camera. It has all the features i want and once wired up it will not need attention until such a point as i need to get video recovered from it.
But what surprised me most was the price and how cheap they are.

I went for this Camera kit which is just £25.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 2020946711

Then got a 32GB Class 10 Micro SD card,
Hardwire battery monitoring & Cut off kit.
And a bunch of car electrical connectors so i can wire it all up properly and neat.
Total price, just under £50 all in.

That is remarkable and almost too good to be true.
Will be fitting all the kit next weekend. So will then report back video performance front and back and update the thread.

Has anyone else done a dual dash-cam setup just out of interest ?.

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