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Re: Powering the T2 in mobile install.

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  • captcurt@flash.net
    Thanks Bob: Yep..that makes sense. My installation is completely portable so I m not too concerned about running anything down. Its gonna be used in a big
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 20, 2010
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      Thanks Bob:

      Yep..that makes sense. My installation is completely portable so I'm not too concerned about running anything down. Its gonna be used in a big diesel truck for the summer ..it would probably run for months on the truck battery..but we run the trucks nearly 24/7 anyway.

      Thanks

      Curt

      --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "k7rbw" <flyboy_pa34@...> wrote:
      >
      > I have a Kenwood radio and currently use a single cable to connect the radio to the T2. The mike jack provides power (about 7.8 v) making for clean cabling. The downside to this arrangement, as I found out recently, is that the voltage from the mike jack is regulated so the tracker always sees the same voltage even as the 12v to the radio is dying. Consequently you don't get any indication of the battery level from the tracker's telemetry.
      >
      > So, with that in mind, when I get to installing this somewhere, I think I'll take the tracker power from the 12v source used by everything else even if it means an extra cable.
      >
      > 73!
      >
      > --bob
      > K7RBW
      >
      > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "captcurt@" <captcurt@> wrote:
      > >
      > > OK..I guess I answered my own question.
      > >
      > > Just found the pinout info on pg 6 of the manual showing the power-in pin on the radio connector. Should have guessed it would have been there since all the rest seems so well thought out.
      > >
      > > Looking forward to running this with on-line linked mapping for a 15,000 mile summer road tour.
      > >
      > > Thanks
      > >
      > > Curt
      > >
      > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "captcurt@" <captcurt@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > For a portable mobile installation, what is the normal way to power the T2?
      > > >
      > > > Do I use the regular power in jack and parallel that off the radio 12V feed?
      > > >
      > > > I intend to have the radio and tracker in a bag, with a single cable out of the bag to a cig plug and distribution of the 12V out to the Nuvi350 also from the bag.
      > > >
      > > > I see the reference to powering the T2 via pin 4 of the serial connector but no similar reference for powering thru the Radio connector...so I assume that isn't an option. (too bad since that would result in only one cable between the T2 and radio with a single connector on each end)
      > > >
      > > > Thanks
      > > >
      > > > Curt
      > > >
      > >
      >
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