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[Spares] Adaptive Brake Light System

Discussion in 'Spares for Sale and Wanted' started by GLK, Jul 9, 2018.

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  1. GLK

    GLK Senior Member

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    Bahamas 45th Independence Day Special :) Only £29 delivered.

    I've had no failed units so far, so I decided to keep only six PCBs in reserve for warranty purposes, and assemble the remaining units, so I have an even dozen now - there won't be any more manufactured.

    This is a private sale, however one year warranty will be honoured regardless.

    The system is aimed at older vehicles, obviously.

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    Adaptive Brake Light System by Keep Ness Robotics

    An adaptive brake light system, is fully independent of the vehicle's computer system. In fact, the idea was to be able to fit it to a 30-yr car, and that's what's been achieved.

    The system will know not only when you brake hard, but also the direction of travel, which is its unique feature - and will alert the other road users to the emergency braking, just like the factory-built adaptive brake light systems in the latest models.

    Unlike those cheap Chinese strobe units, it is legal and fully compliant with the current regulations, as it will only flash, when rapid deceleration in primary direction is detected, and will not fail you an MOT.

    The system can be retrofitted into almost any car, and is small enough to be fitted inside a tailgate trim, or a boot lid, etc. A simple DIY installation is all that's required - the unit sits between your existing [third] brake light, and the signal wire from either the SAM, or the brake sensor in older cars. The only additional requirement is an 'ignition on' 12V feed.

    It can also be fitted to flash all brake lights, but please check with me first, and consult your manual as to the wattage of your light bulbs, particularly for cars over 30 years old.

    The unit will be supplied with a top of the range, genuine 3M Dual-Lock mounting pads, and a high density, closed cell, anti-vibration pad, to ensure the best possible fitting and prevent it becoming dislodged over time.

    It can be mounted in any position, at any angle, etc.

    If a DIY install is not something you're comfortable with, a professional should be able to fit the unit in 10-15 minutes tops, so shouldn't be too expensive.

    The installation guide is below. Please contact me, should you have any questions.

    Please note:

    The deceleration threshold is set to 0.5G.
    This corresponds to the UK Highway Code's definition of emergency braking for passenger cars, i.e. 60mph to full stop in 240yd or 73m.

    It is not possible to change it.

    This deceleration rate (
    0.5G = 4.9 m/s2 = 5.36yd/s2 ) might be too high for motorbikes, given the significant difference in weight and driving patterns.

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    I'll have another David.
     
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    I'll take one David, the wife's 169 would be a perfect home for one
     
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    Oh, great! Thanks chaps! :)

    I'll get them posted tomorrow.
     
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    Hang on to mine David as I'll be in France. Once I'm back we can meet up and do the necessary.
     
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    Of course, will do.
     
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    I'm a bit late to this party but could I get two units please?

    Cheers

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    Certainly, thanks Alex!

    I'll PM you right away :)
     
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    I still have 7 units available, the offer still stands - £29 delivered.

    Comes with anti-vibration foam mounting pad, and 3M Dual-Lock strips, plus a spare.

    Can be fixed in any position / direction.
     
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    I'll take another for my 1979 Scimitar.
    What resistors would I need for the Merc 3 brake light set up?.
    PM me your payment details.
    Thanks
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    Fantastic, thanks Phill!
    I just sent you a PM with all the details, and resistors link :)

    Kind regards,
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    This is now well below the manufacturing cost, just want to clear these off, and close this chapter ...
     
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    Last two remaining units - £25 each delivered.

    PM or email: david.glk@mail DOT com
     
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