Need some advice/help with a new Garmin 62s

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by redog1, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    I want to hard wire the 12 volt adapter to my bike (KLR650) for my new Garmin 62s, I did this with my 60CSX by cutting the cigarette lighter plug off and running it to the battery, it worked great but that gps has since died, I'm hesitant to do that with the adapter for the 62s as it appears different. Anybody done this and experienced any problems?
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  2. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    The 62 does not have the 12V power socket that the 60 has/had. The only external power on the 62 is mini USB, which is stepped down to 5V and is not recommended for motorcycle use. It's much safer to use high capacity NiMH rechargeables. Using mini USB power on the MC has fried units. The cigarette lighter power cord for the 62 MUST be kept as supplied. Applying 12V to the mini USB input will also fry the 62.
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  3. Countdown

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    Like 250 said, there is a powersupply in he 62 car supply cord. The usb connector is not designed for vibration and if you ever get the power cord wet and it shorts he 12V input to the 5V output, your GPS is toast.

    The 78 is the only new generation hand held with 12V power input and suitable for motorcycles.
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  4. MitchG

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    Here's what you need from Powerlet to do what you want to accomplish properly:
    Note: This adaptor has the Garmin adaptor included, this is important!!

    http://www.powerlet.com/product/mini-usb-direct-to-battery-harness/258

    NOTE: Dielectric grease is your friend on the mini usb end.

    Yes you can cut the end off the car adaptor that Garmin supplies and wire direct to battery, just be careful to get the polarity correct and add an inline fuse between the battery and adaptor on the positive lead...
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  5. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    Did some more digging last night after I posted this and found out the info as you all had posted, do not cut the 12v cig lighter end off of the adapter and hard wire. The adapter won't work like the one for a 60CSX. I did find this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/360554599220?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

    on flea-bay. Haven't ordered it yet but looks to be the answer to my question and thanks for the tip on the diaelectric grease. I think I'll run the hard wire kit but utilize rechargeble batteries primarily, Use the hardwired usb connection in the event the batteries go dead when I'm out and not in a position to rercharge them. Thanks again everyone. :clap
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    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    I'll check those out more in depth, looks like exactly what I need.
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