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  1. #121
    littlescrote
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanG View Post
    As regards the charge rate I came across a question in the FAQ's on someones web site ( could well be Maplins) where someone asked about this question. Apparently the GPS needs 5V @ 2A to charge and the aftermarket charger is only rated at 1A !!

    All greek to me but it didn't look promising,I was going out to Maplins this morning to get a cable as I'd forgotten( disregarded) this fact as irrelevent.Obviously it isn't!

    Someone posted on the Pctailor site complaining about charge times plugged into computer as well, something like 2 nights on charge from flat to fully charged if memory serves. They said the supplied car lead was a better bet,so I'm wondering if the proper lead allows more current thru,can any of our resident electrical types look into it?

    I also have a motorola V3 Razr mains charger,that could be the answer for a fast charge. I did read somewhere that if a power lead has the mini USB plug on the end it WILL be 5v.

    The things we do to save a couple of quid eh?
    that makes sense. i believe my maplin charger can only supply 1A so it keeps it ticking along and only draining slowly. and then when stopping whilst out and about for lunch etc i put it into sleep mode and it takes on a bit of charge. it ran from 11:30 to 7pm on saturday on a ride around the peak district using it in this way, so that's ok.

    the supplied car charger does chare it better though, but i didn't want to make up a socket for it anywhere finding a usb cable to a converter under the seat hump to be a more convenient and less cluttered solution

    and it's correct that if it has the mini usb, it will be 5V.

  2. #122
    IanG
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    Here's the accessory kit I've been trying for,with no luck yet

    IMG]http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww74/IanG_53/123743.jpg[/IMG]


    Although listed at Currys they say ' not us,just cross referenced from PCWorld'

    They (PCWorld are showing out of stock) as well.

    If anyone in scouseland is interested Currys there have some in apparently.

    I've just ordered 3 car charger leads from fleabay @0.99p each to do a bit of surgery on.

    One for each bike and one spare in case it's needed.

    EBuyer have confirmed receipt of returned Navigon so hopefully a new one is on it's way.

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    Hopefully im going to install mine properly soon now i have everything i need to do so.

    All im using to wire it to the bike is a lead that is permanently connected to the battery with a socket on the end that takes the car cigerette charger.

    Job Done!

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    with a fuse i hope?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlescrote View Post
    with a fuse i hope?

    The lead comes with a fuse from the Positive feed yes

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    I was thinking of splicing the feed wires from the battery including an inline fuse permanently into the transformer end so there are no joins.

    Although thinking about your way I did already have a socket wired on the Sv for charging the phone when away,spose I could use that as it's already fused.

    Good plan that man

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    This was the pic that should have appeared previously

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    Quote Originally Posted by amb67 View Post
    It was the bluetooth and FM capabilities that sold it to me, wanted to be able to play MP3's on my car speakers via the FM transmitter on the sat nav. Although now I find out that you can't play MP3's and have the sat nav running at the same time.

    Alan I think you'll find you can play Mp3's and use TT at the same time,try playing the music first then going into GPS.

    It works on my V3 running with TomTom7 and iGo8 which is installed with a choice of skins.

    iGO is my choice rather than TT7,especially as you get TTS telling you which road you're turning into.

    Another good thing if using iGO and the Kikker skin is configurable verbal warnings for different types of speedcam and their distance away.

    It also has some fancy motorway sign graphics,although these are even better on the Ultra skin.

    Most fun I've had for 50 in a long time ( sad old git aren't I ? )

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    IanG
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    Ok, I just finished making a screen for the Navigo to keep some of the ambient light out and make it easier to see.

    Bearing on mind this was cobbled up out of a piece of ally sheet with no access to any machine tools and not even a vice,just a pair of toolmakers clamps and a piece of wood, I think it turned out rather well.







    And finally

  11. #131
    amb67
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    Looks good mate!

    I'm a lazy fooker and took the easy option, I painted my screen black so the light can't get through. LOL

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    IanG
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    I've already got a heavily smoked Fabri screen but I thought something like this might work even better.

    Another advantage is that when the power lead is connected it acts as a safety device in the unlikely case of the GPS being jolted loose from the cradle. Just got to run an extension headset lead to under the seat and that's it finished.

    That's until one of you lot comes up with something else bright and shiny that I find I can't do without.

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    littlescrote
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    sweeeeeeeeet

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanG View Post
    I've already got a heavily smoked Fabri screen but I thought something like this might work even better.

    Another advantage is that when the power lead is connected it acts as a safety device in the unlikely case of the GPS being jolted loose from the cradle. Just got to run an extension headset lead to under the seat and that's it finished.

    That's until one of you lot comes up with something else bright and shiny that I find I can't do without.
    No more bright and shiny bits for a while mate, need new pads on the front! 90 FFS

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    Well done Ian mate looks great.

    Given the fact you made it at home with few tools its very well crafted

    Looks similar to mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukcustombike View Post
    Well done Ian mate looks great.

    Given the fact you made it at home with few tools its very well crafted

    Looks similar to mine
    Ta Mark

    Where do you think I got the inspiration from?

    Got to say I've just come back from the first day of my 10 day SolidWorks course,what an awesome bit of kit it is !!

    And the pub lunches are bloody good as well Even better for being paid for by the state

    Now just need some kind soul to .............. GIVE ME A JOB !!

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