Ultra rugged Kyocera phones,GPS smartphones ..my guide

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by PDX Alamo, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    Which disc charger?
    I thought it would make it too thick to grab, as well as possibly not keeping up with a full brightness screen and helping it to overheat?
    Maybe I'm overthinking it
  2. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Would you have some pics of the setup.?
  3. Eugene A

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    Hi, thanks for reply. What do you mean by "cooldown mode"? It's not a phone shutoff? I strongly believe that navigating and charging is a baseline requirements for a GPS replacement, and such phones do exist so, it's not an extraordinary thing to ask for.

    Yesterday i found a good deal on a locked E8630(40$) so i already have the device and will be testing it in those conditions. I will report my findings. So far i ran the GPS test app and was impressed how fast and reliably i got 10+ satellites lock - a lot better than on any other phone i have, so at least in this regard Kyocera looks promising.
  4. massrider

    massrider Been here awhile

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    I did see that thread, thanks for the details...... I do like your mount, I may be copying your design.

    https://www.mill-max.com/new_products/detail/146 These are the one I was referring to but I just went back and looked at the specs and I'm not sure they would be rugged enough or have enough stroke to work on a bike bouncing down the road or a trail. I do like how they could be mounted from the front side in a drilled hole in the mount and not having to rely on gluing them in from the back side.
  5. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    I still don't understand why we can't just plug a charge wire into the phone. I run that way constantly and phone has a full charge at the end of the day and never shuts off.
    I have no idea about any of this power saving stuff, just plug in, turn it on and go. I do use a right angle plug on the phone end and that relives any stress on that plug I think.
    I even leave it plugged in and charging in the rain, not by plan but because I never think about it when it starts raining and only notice it if I stop and take the phone off for some reason. (go inside for a snack, coffee or lunch)
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  6. webmonstro

    webmonstro A Aventura Continua....

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    If you do a lot of off road the USB port will get loose over time . mine have happened . Also if you fall and hit the phone it will rip the port out . This has happened to me on a old dedicated gps .

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  7. webmonstro

    webmonstro A Aventura Continua....

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    If you do a lot of off road the USB port will get loose over time . mine have happened . Also if you fall and hit the phone it will rip the port out . This has happened to me on a old dedicated gps .

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  8. rarepartbuilder

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    Thanks for the info.
    The pogo link you posted looks like the right design .. i quickly checked the site to see if they had a similar unit with a larger contact pin { something around 3/32" would be nice } ..I really like that top flange to counter any push through/out concerns as you had pointed out. The DF pro phone has pogo openings that are are approx .119" x .179" with a .460" center to center but the back case could easily be opened up to expose more of the contact pad.

    On a clamp down phone mount I think the only off road concern for pogo would be the weight of a vibrating wire disengaging the pogo contact from the phone contact surface.... maybe put a loop from the phone mount via a rubber insulated cable clamp {pic below} to the pogo's it may even be positioned/preloaded to further help keep the pogo's engaged :dunno

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  9. paul snip

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    My XD setup on my Can-Am atv.
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  10. paul snip

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    Pro Setup on my girlfriends ATV:
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    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Two questions. What and how is your waterproof charge system on the XD and looks like you glued the charger in the pro?
  12. paul snip

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    It's very simple. The usb charching port is waterproof. In the cap of this port i made a long hole. Just big enough to get the micro usb through. Then i take a 90 degree micro usb plug and trim the rubber until it goes deep enough in the charging port. With a little drop of superglue I secure it in the cap. To make it waterproof I took some 2 component (epoxy?) glue. I can take the micro usb plug out together withe the cap. The cap also secures the plug.
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  14. slartidbartfast

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    Nice! I still think the pogo pins are the more elegant solution. However, my DF XD went through some horrible weather with only a regular microUSB cable in place and a smear of silicone grease.
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    I have pogo pins. But for now this seems to be a problemfree solution. The caps for the usb port also can be bought seperate. Also maybe in the future I'm going to change to pogo pins. In the hardcases I bought is a hole for the charging pins.
    The Kyocera's are the best navigation devices I have owned untill now. Including my old Zümo (had a lot of troubles with it).
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  16. cyberdos

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    All I'm saying is that for the seldom times that overheating does become an issue it's not a big deal (to me) to simply unplug it from its charging port and/or close some background apps until it cools off. Keeping in mind that I ride in over 100 degree heat a lot.
  17. PineLaneRider

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    My DPF goes into cool down mode and turns the screen off if it is over 100F. It completely shuts off after 30 min of riding at sub 15F.
  18. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    sub 15f?

    :eek7

    Screw that! I would completely shut off the bike and hide close to a fireplace.
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  19. PineLaneRider

    PineLaneRider Been here awhile

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    Same to your 110F...:hair:grim:-)
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    These smart phones must be telling us something. :loco
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