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Old 28 August 2007, 18:36   #11
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Your biggest problem will be powering the GPS unit.

You could use a hand held or in car model that takes a 12v input. My Garmin GPS12 does. You could mount it inside the console - should still pick up signal. Failing that just have the lead coming out and connect the handheld to the lead each time. It always comes in handy as a backup!!!
I guess in car module inside console was the way I was thinking (no point on paying for cost of displays and buttons etc if all I want is a simple cont. feed.

There is a 12V car accessory socket inside my console.

If I connect my existing h/held (or another h/held) I end up needing a bracket of some sort and probably a custom cable which will be more than a separate in car module.

Console is about 5mm thick polyethylene so expect to get OK signal.
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Old 28 August 2007, 18:41   #12
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I think you'll find that your Garmin GPS12 does not take a 12v input. It does not contain a regulator and should only receive a maximum of 8v. However, that's easily sorted with a wee 7805 regulator and a couple small capacitors.

I do think your idea of a GPS12 is a good one though, since it's a sound unit and the power/data connection is the same as Neil's GPS76c so the connector could be swapped between units if necessary.

Neil, a wee note; the power and data connection pinouts for the GPS76c are wrongly defined in my manual, yours may be wrong too. Here is the correct pinout diagram.
Jeff, thanks a fountain of knowledge as ever. I can see the benefit in being able to swap 76c and a 12.
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