I had been using my blink XT camera with internal batteries on the mount with it screwed to a curtian rail with the camera mount fixing plate mounted vertically with the camera plate pivoting downwards about 15 degress. Everthing was fine. 9 months later when batteries run out I decide to buy usb power cable as the obvious solution.
I go to fit the cable to the camera & I notice 2 things:
- The opneing in the rear case is only just big enough to take the moulded body of the usb connector. It just fitted so that was OK, but the clearance was less than 0.25mm all round. I was lucky!
- I go to fit the camera with usb cable onto the mount & cant. The usb cable directly hits the mount. Whoever designed this did not think this through.
I was thinking they should have made an 1" long extension to clear the cable, but thought about it & there is actually a ‘simple’ solution without cutting holes in the bracket.
Rather than mounting the backet with the fixing plate to the upright wall/surface & the pivot axis towards the bottom of the camera, you have to rotate the mount 180 degrees, with the pivot axis towards the top of the camera & mount the fixing plate to a different horizontal surface/ceiling, not the wall. This is a pain but achievable with my installation.
It is not ideal & not clearly explained anywhere. I had my camera nicely located before & now I have to fiddle around making a block to adapt a situation that should never arose in first place.
I work as a designer & this is something I would be embarrased to have been involved with if I were responsible.