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Re: GPS Units

Post by Linesman-A » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:45 pm

Here is a DIY QI charging solution like I did it myself: http://www.ram1500diesel.com/forum/ram- ... rging.html
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Re: GPS Units

Post by dragos » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:19 pm

Linesman-A wrote:
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[...]I used a standard USB cable connector but used quite expensive USB connectors made by Cable Solution. The connectors are very precise and made of aluminimu
Do you have a link for that?
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Re: GPS Units

Post by dragos » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:22 pm

Linesman-A wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:45 pm
Here is a DIY QI charging solution like I did it myself: http://www.ram1500diesel.com/forum/ram- ... rging.html
I'd try to emulate this one:
http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/w ... e.1206037/
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Re: GPS Units

Post by Linesman-A » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:47 pm

dragos wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:19 pm
Linesman-A wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:20 pm
[...]I used a standard USB cable connector but used quite expensive USB connectors made by Cable Solution. The connectors are very precise and made of aluminimu
Do you have a link for that?
There are several suppliers, one I have made good experiences with is: http://www.oehlbach.com/de/computer/usb/
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Re: GPS Units

Post by Linesman-A » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:50 pm

Personally I want to test such solution next: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDmFWCuWs8o. Maybe the magnetic connector has a positiv effect.
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Re: GPS Units

Post by Titsken » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:52 am

On AliExpress you can find an waterproof rugged phone with QI loading for about 150 euro. Maybe my next pruchase.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Qi-Wire ... autifyAB=0
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Re: GPS Units

Post by Didado » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:10 am

Though it is nice to have a rugged phone as a replacement for a dedicated GPS I find it over kill. I've done a reasonable amount of off road vacations with an iPhone 6 without a special case including a Rally Raid. Even in the pouring rain it was not an issue. Neither was charging through the Lightning port an issue so far. The last few years the majority of the higher end phones have become waterproof even if the manufacturer doesn't claim it.

I test gadgets for living and I have the Cat S60 and the Sonim XP7700 sitting here on my desk. Even so I never use them because there's no real need. Besides the CAT S60 charging port and buttons are in such a position that they are in the way of for example the Hondo Garage Perfect Squeeze mount 'grips'. Good chance they are in the way of the RAM mount X-grips too.

Sure the rugged phones have 'glove ready' screens but a little trick on a regular smartphone is to wet your glove finger with your tongue and often (not always) it does the trick.
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Re: GPS Units

Post by Schussboelie » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:20 am

I like my Garmin 590...
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Re: GPS Units

Post by Craig » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:17 pm

I am enjoying my new Montana 680. Lots to learn but seems good so far.
Ram mount. Powered and lockable base and unit for just £590 from my local bike dealer.
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