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GPS Companion for Visor ext. Voltage/Polarity ?

 
 
Walther
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      04-30-2004, 10:02 AM
its all in the topic...

got a GPS Companion for a Handspring Visor at ebay recently,
but can not find any description of the external power jack.
Though new, there came no external supply or cable with it.

Now: What voltage and polarity is it designed for?
(Im going to mount the baby on a motorcycle)

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Walther


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R Jay
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      05-01-2004, 07:07 PM
From http://www.magellangps.com/en/ , Plug the external power cable into
your cigarette lighter, sale price $17.99 . Or use 2 AAA batteries
for ~ 10 hours to see if you are happy with it on your bike. Why spend more
bucks until you see if your Visor can handle the vibration!


 
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Walther
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      05-02-2004, 12:10 PM
R Jay wrote:
> From http://www.magellangps.com/en/ , Plug the external power cable into
> your cigarette lighter, sale price $17.99 . Or use 2 AAA batteries
> for ~ 10 hours to see if you are happy with it on your bike. Why spend more
> bucks until you see if your Visor can handle the vibration!
>
>

That "external power cable for cigarette lighter" is available for Euro
7,90 here... again - Im still curious: does this contains some voltage
regulation circuitry? Will 12V= toast the GPS Companion electronics?
Seems I have to buy a cable to find out.

Since there is of course no cigarette lighter on my bike and there will
probably never be (I dont smoke, neither while biking nor at all) Id
like to make up some custom cabling, which delivers power to both GPS
Companion _and_ Visor (which requires 5.9V=).

Im going to design some low-cost vibration-insulated quick-connect
water-tight motorbike holder for my Visor/Companion so that I can easily
use it with whatever bike / motorbike / car Im going to use. I even
have two Visors - one with a monochrome LCD for daylight use and a Prism
for the night - which also allows to do route calculation offline on the
one not actually mounted.

Still looking for that info in the topic.

TIA

Walther
 
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Walther
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      05-02-2004, 01:30 PM
Addendum:

Not tested yet - source on the net said the Visor GPS Companion accepts
9-35V=, center positive since it has a built-in voltage regulator.

Please feel free to correct me if Im wrong.

Walther_[at]_in4tec_[dot]_de

TIA

Walther
 
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