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Old 16 June 2007, 11:59   #1
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Using a chartplotter at home?

I've got a Navman Tracker 5505i and I'd like to be able to use it at home to plot routes etc and I'm wondering if it's possible to buy a spare cable and connect it to the termnials on a battery charger rather than have to go to the expense of buying a spare battery, anyone know if it's safe to do this?

Also, are spare cables easy to come by?

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Old 16 June 2007, 12:14   #2
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you could splash out on C Map pc planner and user card, you could then plan your trips etc on the pc and transfer the data with the user card, the kit costs about 150 quid.
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Old 16 June 2007, 12:39   #3
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Fred DO NOT connect it to a bettery charger, it will not be pure DC and will damage to the plotter!!
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Battery chargers often use half wave rectification because it is cheaper.
You can run electronics from this if you have a battery in parallel with the charger because the battery absorbs the high voltage spikes that would kill electronics.
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Either go down the PC planning route or get yourself one of these

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...ce=14&doy=16m6

or

http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?...1&doy=16m6#faq
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Old 16 June 2007, 15:13   #6
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Have one for sale

Hi Scouse Freddy

My post of the 12th May. its bits and pieces.
attempted link below.
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=19374

will be open to offers, and it has extensive and reasonably current numerous charts.

Thanks
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Thanks for all the replies. I've decided to take the Maplin route and buy a power unit and have also ordered a spare cable for my plotter.

Cheers!
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