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Re: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi 350 Question

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  • Patrick
    That likely means that it interfaces with the gps using FMI or something along that lines... and therefore most likely you would have the selection of traffic
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      That likely means that it interfaces with the gps using FMI or something
      along that lines... and therefore most likely you would have the
      selection of traffic or aprs which kinda sucks......

      p

      Clay Jackson wrote:
      > I have one of the traffic radios, and it wants to plug into the side
      > port, not the dock port. It also requires external power (provided
      > through the dock port), so, unless one were to cobble up a cable that
      > had power, it would be kinda difficult.
      >
      > BTW, the traffic radio feature is useful; but sometimes lags
      > significantly behind what I get from Google Traffic on my iPhone.
      >
      > Clay
      > N7QNM
      >
      > On Jul 18, 2008, at 1:28 PM, Garrett Sloan wrote:
      >
      >
      >> --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "Patrick" <winston@...> wrote:
      >>
      >>> Okay, so I know that to enable FMI on the Nuvi 350, you need to
      >>>
      >> plug in one of the
      >>
      >>> Garmin 5 pin FMI cables to the side port.. The question I have
      >>>
      >> though, is if I have the
      >>
      >>> 5 pin connector in the side (thus enabling FMI), will the data also
      >>>
      >> be available on the
      >>
      >>> dock port?
      >>>
      >>> Wouldn't it be really nice if instead of having to plug into the
      >>>
      >> side port to use the
      >>
      >>> nuvi, you could just plug a dongle into the side port (and leave it
      >>>
      >> there) and get all
      >>
      >>> your data off the FMI cable, but plugged into the dock? It would
      >>>
      >> save a heck of a lot
      >>
      >>> of wear and tear on the side plug.
      >>>
      >>> p
      >>>
      >>>
      >> It would be nice to only have the one plug in the dock, unfortunatly
      >> the cradle usb connector only powers the nuvi, and I believe (I
      >> haven't opened the cradle yet) the additional 2 connections between
      >> the nuvi and the cradle are used to pass traffic information to it
      >> from the optional radio traffic module which from what I can tell
      >> plugs only into the dock usb connection and not the side port.
      >> I believe the dock has some hardware/active components in it as the
      >> additional 2 connections (other than 5vdc and ground) do not pass
      >> straight through from the usb connector to the nuvi connector.
      >> Once I recieve my OT2m I'm planning on opening the nuvi & cradle up
      >> and rewiring it a little bit... I'm planning to either wire it
      >> to "clone" the data+ and data- connections from the side port to the
      >> 2 connections on the rear connector then making a usb plug dongle for
      >> the side to make the pinx to pin5 8.2k(I believe) connection to put
      >> it in serial mode as you were thinking, else I'm thinking of adding a
      >> small reed internally with the resistor and a small magnet to the
      >> cradle to accomplish the same thing (all dependant on the ability to
      >> add a second reed without interfering with the one the 350 uses one
      >> to tell if the antenna is up or down).
      >> I plan on detailing it all and throwing a page or 2 up when its done.
      >> I'm also adding remote leds & switches to the modified cradle for the
      >> OT2's indicators, to switch profiles and enable/disable the ppt to
      >> the radio as it will be located out of sight.
      >>
      >> Garrett
      >> VE6RKY
      >>
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