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What is a BlackSys CH-100B GPS Mount?

Many of our customers asked for clarification about what a "GPS Mount" for the BlackSys CH-100B is as the name is a bit confusing. Some cameras like the LG Innotek LGD521 or Thinkware F50 have optional external GPS units which are antennas you can plug in and stick elsewhere on the windshield. However, with the BlackSys CH-100B the GPS mount is actually an alternative mount that replaces the standard non-GPS mount altogether. The benefit of this type of setup is that it doesn't add any additional bulk to the setup, keeping the install very clean. 

BlackSys GPS Mount External

You can tell you have the GPS version if it has a plug coming out of the side. If you currently have one of the non-GPS versions of the BlackSys CH-100B and want to add the GPS feature to your setup, you'll need to remove the existing mount and attach the GPS capable mount to your camera. Check out the video below to see how you can swap the mounts, you can either slide it out of the front of the camera or unscrew it to swap them. When the GPS is connected, a blue light on the rear of the unit will be lit up. 

To purchase the BlackSys CH-100B GPS Mount, click here!


Using 128GB Cards with Thinkware F770

Officially the Thinkware F770 is only rated up to 64GB and works well with a decent variety of  64GB cards even from aftermarket manufacturers such as Lexar, Samsung, and Transcend. Because this camera does record at a high bitrate and resolution, it's understandable that customers want to run larger capacity micro SD cards. However, unfortunately the Thinkware F770 is not rated up to 128GB and Thinkware themselves do not manufacture a 128GB card for use in their dash cams at this moment.

Thinkware F770 Front

That being said, a few customers and even ourselves have reported success running 128GB cards on the Thinkware F770 with cards like the Lexar 633X and Samsung EVO+ 128GB. Unfortunately, with the latest batch of Lexar 633X and Samsung EVO+ we've seen issues across the board. There's been some changes with the manufacturing that have affected their compatibility with the F770. At the moment there are no aftermarket 128GB cards that seem to consistently work with this camera so they aren't recommended, and dash cam users should only experiment at their own risk. 

Thinkware 64GB Micro SD

One thing we really like about the Thinkware F770 is that the camera will alert you right away if it doesn't like the card you put in. The message "memory card error, system restarting" will repeat until you put in a memory card that is compatible with this camera. 

Learn more about the Thinkware F770 here

For the Thinkware Factory Micro SD Card, click here

Parking Lot Burglary Caught on BlackSys CH-100B

This video was shared to us by one of our customers in Los Angeles, California. It was caught on the BlackSys CH-100B that's hardwired into his vehicle for parking mode recording. 


We found it interesting that even though the burglar spent over 2 minutes going through our customer's vehicle, he didn't steal the dash cam. This might just be a testament to how discreet the dash cam is. The BlackSys CH-100B has one of the shortest heights out of all the parking mode dash cams, but we especially like the fact that you can disable all the security lights and audio alerts. Had the camera been flashing or beeping, the chances of it being stolen may have been higher. 
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