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Re: Do you hide your Nuvi or PDA in the car?

#151 Post by eskay » Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:19 am

this is how i install my nuvi in my car ...

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2171
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Re: Do you hide your Nuvi or PDA in the car?

#152 Post by eskay » Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:01 pm

AxeLa wrote:
eskay wrote:this is how i install my nuvi in my car ...

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2171
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very cool... :thumbsup:
not the one above ( that is a tom tom) ...
Garmin Nuvi 610 in my car ...
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The one in the picture is a Toyota Altezza that come with the auto tilt navi compartment. Meaning that the compartment still remain as stock. I just took out the screen and put in a nuvi 610. The auto-tilt motor is still working. Before i step out from my car, i just close the navi screen by pressing the button beside. Leaving my dashboard clean as stock.

For the signal part, i m still using the internal antenna, means i don't use any external antenna, at first i thought i need to add an external antenna, amazingly i find it almost as accurate as mounting on the windscreen. I guess the reason might be the cover made by plastic so it doesn't affect the performance. :wink:
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Re: Do you hide your Nuvi or PDA in the car?

#153 Post by edgarchen » Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:37 pm

Quite a neat design, sleek and safe.
So the power charger connector in your compartment is compatible to nuvi models, similar to those suction type.
That's universal.

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Re: Do you hide your Nuvi or PDA in the car?

#154 Post by AxeLa » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:18 pm

eskay wrote:
not the one above ( that is a tom tom) ...
Garmin Nuvi 610 in my car ...
Image

The one in the picture is a Toyota Altezza that come with the auto tilt navi compartment. Meaning that the compartment still remain as stock. I just took out the screen and put in a nuvi 610. The auto-tilt motor is still working. Before i step out from my car, i just close the navi screen by pressing the button beside. Leaving my dashboard clean as stock.

For the signal part, i m still using the internal antenna, means i don't use any external antenna, at first i thought i need to add an external antenna, amazingly i find it almost as accurate as mounting on the windscreen. I guess the reason might be the cover made by plastic so it doesn't affect the performance. :wink:
Scare very hot if leave it inside.... :-k
Omnia HD with GMXT & Garmin 10X / Agis NavFone /
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Re: Do you hide your Nuvi or PDA in the car?

#155 Post by eskay » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:27 pm

hot when operating ? or
hot when leave the car under the sun?

below the compartment was a aircond duct .
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UPD:Radiating antenna in VCool car, Battery, 12v or Direct?

#156 Post by psp » Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:42 pm

Hi all

Just to share before and after pictures of having radiating antenna in a fully "VCool" car (with Nuvi310). That is a more than 50% improvement on signal strength and accuracy.

UPDATE: I have done further testing on the same car with "Vcool" with

1) Nuvi310 using build-in antenna
2) using 12v power radiating antenna, http://www.sanav.com
3) using battery power(3xAA) radiating antenna, http://www.pc-mobile.net
4) plugging in the external antenna (using the included external antenna from the battery power radiating antenna)
5) back to using build-in antenna

Hope this is clear. \:D/ \:D/
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using battery power(3xAA) radiating antenna
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plugging in the external antenna
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Re: Radiating antenna in VCool car

#157 Post by mcwk » Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:52 pm

Hi Bro,

Can you share more details on your reradiating antenna? Where do you mount it, anyway?
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Re: Radiating antenna in VCool car

#158 Post by psp » Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:29 pm

I mount the active antenna on rooftop and the radiating antenna can be anywhere inside the car. The radiating antenna need to be power by a 12v source. Attached some pictures.

Hope this explains. :thumbsup:
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Re: Radiating antenna in VCool car

#159 Post by splee » Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:31 pm

Hi,

I have the same problem with vkool. Where can I buy the radiating antenna? and how much does it cost?

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psp wrote:I mount the active antenna on rooftop and the radiating antenna can be anywhere inside the car. The radiating antenna need to be power by a 12v source. Attached some pictures.

Hope this explains. :thumbsup:

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Re: Radiating antenna in VCool car

#160 Post by SilverBeauty » Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:41 pm

psp wrote:Hi all

Just to share before and after pictures of having radiating antenna in a fully "VCool" car (with Nuvi310). That is a more than 50% improvement on signal strength and accuracy.


Hi Bro PSP, glad that the antenna solved your problem. :thumbsup:
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