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Guest jimbouk

According to a thread elsewhere, the Brodit Active Mount for the Kaiser has a bit of a problem. They left out the diode that stops the charge flow going backwards... and thus when the car is switched off, it tries to get power from the device and kills the USB socket in the process.

Apparently one should contact the importers to check if your model/car will be affected.

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Guest jimbouk

Its being discussed over at XDa in the Kaiser Accessories thread.

I want to get a brodit mount and was aiming to get a passive one - but I know a bunch of modacoers have bought mounts recently so thought I would bring it to the forum...

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Guest creamhackered

Thanks for the warning. I've been using this frequently when out and about and hasn't cause any problems yet. I will contact the people I purchased this from and see what they say...

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Guest tomw2505

I've mailed the guys I purchased it from and also brodit. I will add an update if and when I get a reply.

Update:

Pete at www.GPSforLess.co.uk has told me that both the UK importers and Brodit say they are unaware of any issue with the Active Tilt mount.

Kudos to gpsforless who got back to me immediately with a response and again immediately after they had received confirmation from the manufacturer - good service. They also delivered it within 48 hours of the order, I'm impressed!

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Guest Swampie

The charger on my Kaiser Brodit mount has the same part number as the one on my Vario. I'd doubt they'd have changed the spec of the charger between models, considering from the charging point of view, nothing has changed between these (and most other) models

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Guest jontelfer

I've had an email back from Brodit - they did have an early batch with problems but this should be rectified now. They are able to ascertain if you have a faulty part via the serial number.

If in doubt, drop them a line. They reply surprisingly quickly.

Jon

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Guest jimbouk
I mailed my importer and they said they'd never heard about this. Sounds like a load of rubbish.

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I've had an email back from Brodit - they did have an early batch with problems but this should be rectified now. They are able to ascertain if you have a faulty part via the serial number.

If in doubt, drop them a line. They reply surprisingly quickly.

Jon

If it saves any early adopters from frying their USB ports, then I rest my case.

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