inReach SE Powered Ram Mount

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  1. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Kind of old and I am sure you have gone through 9 or 10 bikes since this. :D

    How has the SMAKN converter held up?
    Does it have a constant parasitic drain on the battery or only when powering a device?

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  2. krussell

    krussell Long timer

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    Well, not 9 or 10, but there's been a few. That S10 got replaced with a GSA about 2.5 yrs ago. I have not hard wired the Delorme to the GSA, the Delorme battery live is really good so I haven't bothered.

    I ran it about six months without issue. They are really cheap, I figured I'd just replace it as needed. They are potted, so I think it would have ran forever unless vibration bothered it.

    I bought an eastern beaver 3 circuit solution, they make a kit specific of the S10. I put the smakn ' delorme on a switched circuit. I suspect there would be some drain, even when not powering anything.
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  3. chrisnack

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    Hmm glad I'm not the only one with issues... mine shows powered but I constantly slowly lose power while it's on and in the cradle. Annoying as the damn thing is powered.
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  4. chrisnack

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    That's probably my issue actually as I have 12v going to the inreach.. didn't realize it was 5v
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  5. ztrab

    ztrab Been here awhile

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    The issue on mine is loss of contact between the cradle and the unit. It will urn on then lose power and drain the battery. It beater to leave it in power saver mode and not bother with the cheap-ass charging cradle. I carry an aux battery since it won't do you much good if you have been out on the trail for days and have zero charge left on the unit.
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  6. chrisnack

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    yeah i'm only concerned with a longer trip.

    Mine shows powered but it doesn't charge, makes no sense to me...
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  7. fasteddie23

    fasteddie23 Been here awhile

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    Did anyone ever find an unpowered cradle that you use with a Ram Mount setup? I just want to carry it on my bars and use the internal battery, not worried about actual charging. I can't seem to find one that works anywhere. Weird that RAM offers like 6 different mounts for the older InReach but not the later one...?
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  8. chrisnack

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    Yeah, It's on amazon, I have unpowered on my MV and powered on the GS.
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