G1W Battery Replacement

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hello,

i am new here and was wondering, if anyone knows , if there is a Capacitor, that can be fitted into the G1W, in place of the battery..

also if there is a Capacitor, a link would be appreciated...

i know they make a G1W-C, but i have this one now, and ran out of time to send it back..

Thanks
 

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Be aware that the G1W (and it's brothers) do not seem to be maintenance-friendly. I tried to replace the battery myself, but damaged something on the logic board, rendering my G1WH unusable now. I was very careful not to damage anything, but unfortunately I did. See my thread: https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/threads/g1wh-acts-weird-after-replacing-battery.7423/ .

Not that I want to discourage you to replace the battery, but just as a warning as what might happen.

Back to your actual question, I have not seen any dedicated capacitors for the G1W. I might be wrong, but you should be able to use any capacitor as long as they fit and produce the required amount of voltage and current. There might also be a small chance the board and/or firmware must be compatible with a capacitor. For example, my G1WH stopped recording 10 seconds after the power was disconnected, which is much longer than any capacitor of this size can supply power for.
 
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hello,

yes, thanks for your help. it does appear that the G1W really isn't something you can mod, thats why i am going to replace it with the Mobius, which seems to be the cam to have..
 

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hello,

yes, thanks for your help. it does appear that the G1W really isn't something you can mod, thats why i am going to replace it with the Mobius, which seems to be the cam to have..
No problem! I have done the same thing after my G1WH died. The Mobius is much more maintenance-friendly.
 
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