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Old 26 July 2013, 03:40   #11
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What cable do you need? I've got a garmin 7 pin jobbie loafing in the garage.
Thanks for that - sady it's a 4 pin jobby on the 72, in a square pattern around 12mm across.
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Old 26 July 2013, 04:23   #12
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Max can you link an image/webpage of your garmin model so I can see what you're using.
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Old 26 July 2013, 04:45   #13
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No problem, they are pretty old tech now but cover the basics and they are a tough little unit - bought mine secondhand on RIBnet a couple of years ago:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&k...l_2z9u69ms2f_b
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Max for me if you are sticking to the concept of a small handheld the hassle of getting a power cable and battery arrangement is just too much. I'd do an Ebay sell/buy and get one of the Garmins similar to mine that don't eat batteries. My Etrex Venture CX uses 2 Duracell AAs and they last ages, on a long day out I carry 2 spare batteries but often they aren't needed.

Units like the 276 which I've considered really need a backup 12v supply for when their own battery goes flat, and an older/used one might not make anywhere near the 10hrs.

Another advantage of an upgrade in the small portable would be to get one with mapping. I really wouldn't want to be without it (and yes I do have laminated chart sections and a compass as a backup).

My unit is like this... http://www.adventuresofgreg.com/HPB/...653-738212.JPG
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