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Old 08 July 2008, 17:28   #1
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Garmin 450S Updates and Playing about help required

I have just bought a 450S which is now wired into my bat

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But is there any way I can connect to a separate connector in the house to have a play?

I cannot find a connector or transformer to do this

also how to i connect to computer and is there a program into my Mac (or PC) that will allow me to

a) update maps
b) enter waypoints

how do i do this ?
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Have a look at https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=148&pID=8056 - the user manual explains how to use SD cards to transfer maps and waypoints.
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Old 09 July 2008, 17:10   #3
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But is there any way I can connect to a separate connector in the house to have a play?

I cannot find a connector or transformer to do this
You can get a separate power/data cable for this. Unless you have flush-mounted your unit, simple enough to just remove and connect up to a 12V supply. Either use a 12V rechargeable or a good quality mains transformer (both from Maplin type outlets).
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You can get a separate power/data cable for this. Unless you have flush-mounted your unit, simple enough to just remove and connect up to a 12V supply. Either use a 12V rechargeable or a good quality mains transformer (both from Maplin type outlets).
mike

thanks for your reply

the only problem is that I need to get a connector that goes from the 12V supply to the. I have hunted high and low but just cannot find one unless I but one from Garmin which I then need to wire up properly. Not being and engineer (or wanting to destroy my unit) I am stuck

I was hoping to locate a wire with a garmin connector on one end and a cigg lighter socket (or just a positive / negative croc clip on the other.

Happy to pay someone to do it if I can find someone
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Something like this ?

http://www.activegps.co.uk/garmin-zu...ower-cable.htm
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Exactly

but I have a Garmin 450S which has a funny circular connector
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Old 13 July 2008, 14:15   #7
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Garmin 450S Updates and Playing about help

Hi, What you need is Garmin p/n 230-0101091800 15.53 plus VAT and post. This will allow you to power the unit from a 12v battery or PSU.
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