Re: Powering Tracker2
- My radio(a TM-271) and Tracker2 are powered by power poles through a Power Werx APO. I put a small lamp switch in the Tracker line so I can switch to FM and back. Works OK.
Question for anyone using a DR-635T. Can you set it up to both operate the Tracker2 and monitor FM with it set to V-V reception?
--- In email@example.com, "rogstr@..." <kb1nyy@...> wrote:
> I have my Tracker2 connected to my Yaesu 8900 in my car. The GPS side is a Garmin powered by the cigarette lighter plug. The radio is powered by a PowerPole connection directly to the battery. I have the jumper on the Tracker on the "12" setting and use an RPC Electronics cable with a PowerPole connector, and a serial connector that goes to the T2 mini6 din plug. The T2 plugs into the same power cable as the radio so it is always receiving power even with the car turned off.
> My question: is there any harm in having the T2 always powered? How much does it draw? And is a there a way to have the T2 turn off when the radio is off?