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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by runnin4melife, Sep 26, 2012.
Now that's thinking outside the box...
This is my obsolete, for now, setup:
Is that the non-moto Nuvi (not waterproof)?
I have an Aquabox for it or an Oregon GPS if the weather goes really bad...
I feel your pain, the markup on the "waterproof" GPSs is insane! I was reluctant for so long and relied on either a pocket atlas or my cellphone GPS to get me around. This is fine and dandy (because we used to have to do this) but it takes so much time to draft a route then put it in a map case etc... I really like my setup now. Have it in the touratech lockable mount so I don't have to worry about theft as much, it was just so much money so it took a while.
Maybe the price of waterproof GPS' are insane, that's right...
But the lesson I learnt is the bucks you spend in a waterproof GPS is worth the headaches you will suffer by converting your ordinary GPS into a wp one...
I have a cigar plug and usb port from eastern beaver that comes with a rubber plug for both sides. I have been using it for over 3 years on my wee and never had a problem with any water getting in either side. I plug my zumo 550 gps bmw style plug with an adapter in the cigar plug and use the usb for my phone or ipod touch, works great. I'm sorry for no pics as I can't figure how to post pics on this site.
Bill, setup an account on photobucket and upload then copy/paste the html link directly into the text if you want to post. Can you provide a link to the manufacture or a website that sells the item?
i use a garmin oregon, and the burns moto rectangular USB plug. I do not have that fancy little sleeve thingy to cover the plug end and make it waterproof. I did mount it under my gauges and behind the windshield, and thus far it and my unprotected end fitting to the garmin have been working without problems, even through some heavy down pours.
I actually just mounted a second one, to power both my droid and the garmin at the same time. seeing as the garmin doesn't stream music, and the droid tends to lose coverage when up in VT... I did have to replace the cable for the droid, I think the vibration got to the end into the phone, and it wouldn't keep good contact.
I got these from L-Com and they work well.
couple those with these, and bada bing!
Holy crap, $10.95 minimum shipping & processing fee?!!
Yeah, that was a bit of an ouchie, but....seems worth it in the long run for lack of hassle. I'm on my 2nd Garmin "permanent" and at ~$25/pop this adds up.
I've got a generic USB-A power converter with a weather-proof cap which has held up well, but use that to power the cell phone and whatever else. The Garmin acts a little funny on that power supply sometimes (goes into computer mode).