GPS Companion for Visor ext. Voltage/Polarity ?

Discussion in 'Magellan' started by Walther, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. Walther

    Walther Guest

    it´s 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?
    (I´m going to mount the baby on a motorcycle)

    TIA

    Walther


    If you´d like to answer directly, please use
    walther_[at]_in4tec_[dot]_de as address. Thanx!
     
    Walther, Apr 30, 2004
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  2. Walther

    R Jay Guest

    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!
     
    R Jay, May 1, 2004
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  3. Walther

    Walther Guest

    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 - I´m 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 don´t smoke, neither while biking nor at all) I´d
    like to make up some custom cabling, which delivers power to both GPS
    Companion _and_ Visor (which requires 5.9V=).

    I´m 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 I´m 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
     
    Walther, May 2, 2004
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  4. Walther

    Walther Guest

    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 I´m wrong.

    Walther_[at]_in4tec_[dot]_de

    TIA

    Walther
     
    Walther, May 2, 2004
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