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Re: Garmin GPS Reviews

#491 Post by SilverBeauty » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:38 am

bertY wrote:#-o
how can i download a map in map 60cs ?
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:welcome: bro bertY :welcome: to malsingmaps where all Garmin is discussed.

It is obvious from your first post that you have not read or have no access to the manual. ](*,)
If you have the manual please read it, instructions are found there. :-k
If you don't have then go to Garmin website and download the manual. Link below
http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/GPSMAP60 ... Manual.pdf

Spend some time in our wiki for some basics of GPS and then move on to General Reference for more in depth knowledge.

Post questions here if you do not understand terminology or procedures. Seniors will help you. :thumbsup:

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Re: In-car Power Supply to Nuvi 300/370

#492 Post by wow netvigator » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:59 am

http://www.thegpsstore.com/Gilsson-GUSB ... 8C222.aspx

http://www.amazon.com/Hardwire-StreetPi ... hisProduct
I think it is another solution for it. Power cable for Garmin.
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Re: In-car Power Supply to Nuvi 300/370

#493 Post by moeyHC » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:09 am

Greetings To All,

At last my in-car USB charger is done.... here are some pictures.

The Charger charging my Nuvi and a Hand Phone. Max current is 3.0 Amp (total).
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The Powered 2.0 USB HUB makes distributing power cheap and easy. 4 Ports for a total current of 3.0 Amp.
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The naked look inside. The main regulator is the DC to DC Step Down LM2596S-5.0 fix +5V simple switching regulators.
Input voltage range from +8Vdc to +40Vdc... Output +5Vdc +/- 50mV.
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The schematics and specifications can be found HERE

I'll try my best to do a write-up on its construction and post when I find time. For the technically incline/DIYer the Datasheet should be sufficient to get you started.

Like all DIY projects:- Do it at your own risk. Malsingmaps.com and I take no responsibility. If you are not a qualified Electrician get someone who is to assist. Electrical Fires in Automobile are not uncommon.

Happy DIY....cheers...!
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Re: In-car Power Supply to Nuvi 300/370

#494 Post by cassy » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:41 pm

Congrats, a nice diy 5v p'supply. Noticed u made your own pcb. Care to share if u will be able to supply the pcb & at what cost. Not all usb power cord can supply power to the nuvi data usb port. I noticed the garmin usb cord will only default to data connection mode but some handphone usb cord will default to powerup mode. The value of the pull resistor to gnd will determine the mode.

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Re: In-car Power Supply to Nuvi 300/370

#495 Post by moeyHC » Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:25 pm

Thanks for the compliment cassy.

Making PCB is easy if you have the right software and a proper place to dispose off the chemical. I make my own PCB but on a small scale because disposing the by product is a pain in the neck #-o . There is a shop in Pg that will make prototype PCB for a small fee. The contact is as follow:-

Tonsin Component.
30 Argyll Road,
10050 Penang.
Tel:- 604-264-4691

I have the Artwork (scaled to 1:1) and is as attached (counter check the dimension of your printout to the dimension listed).

I found a way to 'Fool' my Nuvi out of the Data mode when using the Data USB port. Plug in the USB power and let the Nuvi goes into the Data mode, unplug the cable and wait for it to restart, plug in the cable again. It will start up in the navigation mode.... :mrgreen: You must do this before the Nuvi is fully booted up. Nuvi 6xx users may not be able to do this. For me I use the wind screen suction holder input.

Hope this helps.... cheers!
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Re: In-car Power Supply to Nuvi 300/370

#496 Post by sentravip » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:03 pm

To the OP,

If the idea is to hide the installation and to free your ciggie light port, then it's doable.

The unit should be able to be powered directly by the car battery without the use of the ciggie light socket. Just splice the the ciggie light socket contact point and connect it to your 12v source.

It's an irreversable act, but then it serves it purpose?

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Cheapest Nuvi with tracking capability

#497 Post by ahbahari » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:36 pm

Hi

My friend planning to go to US next week. Planning to buy a Nuvi set which have tracking capability. What is the model available suggested?

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Re: In-car Power Supply to Nuvi 300/370

#498 Post by moeyHC » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:02 am

sentravip wrote:To the OP,

Just splice the ciggie light socket contact point and connect it to your 12v source.

It's an irreversable act, but then it serves it purpose?
I don't like to alter anything when I DIY unless absolutely necessary especially when it is non reversible. So, don't cut or splice, just use the right connector as shown below.
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You also need to Fuse the input as shown for safety reasons.
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Cheers...!
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Re: In-car Power Supply to Nuvi 300/370

#499 Post by sentravip » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:43 pm

moeyHC wrote:
sentravip wrote:To the OP,

Just splice the ciggie light socket contact point and connect it to your 12v source.

It's an irreversable act, but then it serves it purpose?
I don't like to alter anything when I DIY unless absolutely necessary especially when it is non reversible. So, don't cut or splice, just use the right connector as shown below.
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You also need to Fuse the input as shown for safety reasons.
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Cheers...!
Yeah, I like urs better... Good stuff u got there mate. Any plans to send it into a small scale production and start selling it?

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Re: In-car Power Supply to Nuvi 300/370

#500 Post by Edwin » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:57 pm

moeyHC wrote: I found a way to 'Fool' my Nuvi out of the Data mode when using the Data USB port. Plug in the USB power and let the Nuvi goes into the Data mode, unplug the cable and wait for it to restart, plug in the cable again. It will start up in the navigation mode.... :mrgreen: You must do this before the Nuvi is fully booted up.
Hope this helps.... cheers!
I read how you tried to 'fool' your Nuvi out of data mode. I use a Nuvi 200 but can't do the same. Could it be cos, the USB cable is connected to the PC. Must it be connected direct to a power source? Even though I waited for my Nuvi 200 to start up fully, when I replug back the USB cable, it will again switch back to Data mode.

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