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Fire hazard & broke down 1.5 yrs
After just 1.5 years of using the Blackvue Power Magic Battery Pack B-112 ($270), it broke down. Past warranty, unfortunately. What's more unfortunate is, I opened up the unit and found a burned spot, i.e. fire hazard (and imagine this, inside the car). Wrote to the company on Facebook and the reply i got was: "The manufacturer have informed us that this can occur if the port connection is loose, since a poor connection with high resistance can cause a lot of external thermal output. ...please ensure that the plug is inserted as far as it can g...o to avoid this." I'm sure the reply was not meant to be patronising, but did come across as such. Common sense dictates inserting plugs as far as it can go, anytime, and always--how could i not know? The reply was simply unhelpful. If plugs/ports of battery units are loose on its own, and in cars, the fault lies with the manufacturer; not the user. Hardwiring the unit to my car and killing (or draining) my car battery every 1 year will costs me $250 per year for a new car battery. Therefore, the battery pack's existence does not contribute to safety nor budget nor practicality.
Purchased in June 2018 for $270.00.
B-112 BATTERY PACK NOT DESCRIBED ON BOX PROPERLY.
Bought to power dr750s cameras but as new car only has a constant powered cigarette socket it does not work.but on box just says plug into this .Easy and simple installation.but really is only for ignition powered sockets and does not stipulate this! as ive opened box .Will not give a refund as is no good too me.Not happy.
Great idea but unreliable.
So I bought this with my blackvue dash cam as that is awesome so I bought from them again. This is a battery pack that charges from the aux and then allows the camera to run on after the car is off, Also has a couple of high speed USB outs which was handy since I needed to charge my phone and the aux was taken up with the camera.
It stopped holding charge not long after I got it and now just over a year later it is completely dead.
I would either hard wire the camera power supply or just get used to it only being on when the car is on, There are other brands.. can't be any worse than this.
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