Lowrance XOG

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by northidaho, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. rwamf

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    I run one of these on my KLX300R, no battery, and it maintains Output voltage 15V DC, max. 160mA output with Input voltage 4.5 - 40V DC or max. 25V AC
    Most handheld GPSs require less than 2.4 watts. But for example, the Garmin GPS276C input requirements (~10W) are substantially higher than this unit's output.
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  2. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    Interesting, but my bike already runs on 12v dc, its just without a battery at idle the head light dims a little. SO I was curious if anyone tried a cigarette plug on a bike with voltage drops I'm not worried about it getting to much voltage.

    As to AC voltage I know how tat goes, I had to wire up voltage regulator on my ATK it uses AC and plowed 3 headlight bulbs before I got it right. :cry The manual was wrong on the schematic.
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  3. Countdown

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    If you already have rectifier and regulator, I would hang a battery across the line to protect from high voltage spikes and from low voltage at idle if I were going to run a several hundered doller electronic think on the circuit. If not a battery, at least a very large capacitor.
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  4. tokenboy

    tokenboy Gnirly Adventurer

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    I went down to the local GPS store at lunch today and played with an XOG for about 20-30 minutes. What a nice little unit. The interface was great, the touchscreen response was extremely good as well. Bang-for-the-buck wise I think I have found my next GPS unit for on the bike.

    I demo'd it side by side with a Magellan Crossover and came away thinking the Crossover to be a piece of garbage. The XOG was extremely nice.
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  5. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Been here awhile

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    hi robert, i just picked up an XOG from amazon for 228.00 bucks, brandy new. the manual seems a bit lax. got a couple of questions for you if you don't mind.

    #1, is there any need to cut any high def. maps from my map create 6.3 to load to the SD card.

    #2, how many trails or routes can be loaded to the xog before i need to use the SD card. i just have music on the sd card right now.

    #3, is there any way to have the music control buttons appear on the map page like my i-way 500 ?

    so far i like the unit and will be using it on my dr-650. it's a much smaller unit and wont look so much like a TV.... <grin> the screen on my i-way is much brighter though. the xog has version 1.5 loaded so i guess i need to download the latest 1.7 version before i start asking to many questions.

    thanks in advance robert,

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  6. rwamf

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    1. Only if you want the TOPO info, The Topo maps are older but in many areas they do show more of the back roads. I like them on the SD card as I can turn off the old topo roads and highways and leave the topo lines on with the NavTeq maps, and the Topo on the XOG is not a mess like on the Garmin units

    2. I have loaded 94 tracks in mine and all was fine, another time I loaded a file with only 57 tracks and it said it was full, I do not know why, I hardly had any waypoints saved etc. But you have to load them to an SD card and from the SD card. SD cards are cheap, and the track files are very small.

    3. Yes you can make a skin , I have not took the time to learn how to make a skin, check out "gps passion" for more info on skins
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  7. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Been here awhile

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    hi robert, thanks for getting back to me so quickly.
    this is what i needed to know.

    do i have to use the lowrance card reader that came with my i-finder exp.c or can i just transfer them to the sd card with any reader or just use the xog with the sd card installed??

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  8. rwamf

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    For "usr" files any SD reader will work( or the XOG itself) , but for Mapcreate Topo maps you need their reader/writer., But any maps you have already put on an SD card for your ExpedtionC will work in the XOG,
    Remember if you put "usr" files on the SD card using the XOG as the SD reader, you must power it down and back up before the XOG will see the files that you transfered, or eject the card and back in.
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  9. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Been here awhile

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    thanks again robert. and i do have most of what i need already on a card for the exp. so thanks for mentioning this. i prolly would have had a lite bulb go on eventually, duhhhh. <grin>

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  10. WIDGIN

    WIDGIN When In Doubt, Gas It Now

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    After a lot of research, I ordered an XOG from Amazon today. :clap Should be here some time next week. To get the best detail on fireroads in the area should I order Mapcreate 7.0? From what I can tell, it provides better trail info than the downloadable topo's?
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  11. rwamf

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    It is 1999- 2002 road data, and it shows allot of minor road data not on the Nav-teq maps, plus it is allot cheaper than the downloadable maps.
    make sure you buy it with their card reader/writer as that is the only way to use the maps with a GPS.
    One cool feature is you can turn off the topo roads and highways but leave the topo lines on with the NavTeq maps, very cool. if you are going to run it on a bike , make a small sun shield, it helps allot to see the screen in the daytime,
    have fun with it.
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  12. Ishai

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    Robert- could you please post a picture of a sun shield that works for you?also- RAM is finally shipping their motorcycle mount for the XOG- I just mounted it on the bike but have'nt had a chance to test ride . It feels sturdier than the car mount as it should be -feels like it should be fine on the Uly.
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  13. rwamf

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    I made one out of some semi soft plastic, It works, I use a 90 deg power adapter and use a large rubber band cut from an old inner tube to hold it all together[​IMG]
    But I am going to buy one of these, I bought one for my 600c and it great.
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  14. Ishai

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    Thanks a bunch Robert- That looks good. Which sun shade model you think works best with the XOG?

    Ishai
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  15. rwamf

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    The one listed, the 316, as it is for the smaller units listed, should work fine.
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  16. woodside

    woodside Been here awhile

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    Robert,

    Thanks for all the information you've provided on the XOG, it has been very helpful.

    Just received mine last night and it'll get mounted to my 990 tonight. :1drink
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  17. jcrider48

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    Why the XOG and not the iWay? Looking at the specs the the sceen is bigger and better resolution. What am I missing?:huh

    Thanks for the help,

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  18. rwamf

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    The Iway 600c has a Hard Drive and as such could be a problem with vibration over the long run. I ran mine for a year on my GS (too big for the Dirt Bike) and since I got the XOG, I just use it now on both bikes.
    The 600c is an amazing GPS and what you get for the money is hard to beat, Full US Navteq street maps, Full US Topo maps, and Marine maps as well.
    The XOG is small and light has a good size screen and handles tracks very well.
    Good price too.
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  19. Mr. Visible

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    Robert-
    I am looking to hardwire my XOG with a right angle USB power cable like the one you listed. However, I want to avoid the bulky cigarette lighter adapter. Do you know if the 12V DC to 5V DC regulator/converter is in the cigarette lighter adaptor or in the inline module. If it is in the inline module I can hack off the adaptor and attach a smaller SAE plug.
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  20. rwamf

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    I have two right angle adapters, and the Garmin one is in the Cig adapter plug the other one doe not have a plug just bare wires and the regulator is wired in-line. I put a SAE plug on that.
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