pragmatic, on Jan 5 2005, 14:54, said:
But the main problem is how doI power the the cradle in ADDITION to powering the Bluetooth GPS unit. I regularly undertake long journeys and in reality the M2000 and the GPS will need to be powered at all times. Assuming there is a splitter cable solution available for this can you advise on a particular model. I take it a decently sized SD card is also required. Is anything else needed?
Thanks in advance for any help.
I know what you mean. I've got the phone, and a Road Angel in the car so there's a big problem with power connectors. The TomTom GPS I use is Bluetooth, and has a battery so I don't need to plug it in.
I went for the cheap option. Halfords do a couple of car accessory power splitters - 3 or 4 port. I went for the 3 port one at 9.99. It comes with screws and sticky pads so it can be mounted properly. Only prob I've got is that the plug doesn't sit in the cigar lighter socket properly, so it occasionally works it's way out. I might end up just snipping the plug off and splicing another cable somewhere.
For the cradle, I went for an unpowered windscreen / vent mount that I found on Ebay. Cost about £15. As I've got a BT headset I don't need the extra features the one you've pointed out offers.
One thing to bear in mind, if something says it'll fit the XDA2, check that the M2000 will fit. It's electrically compatible with most if not all XDA2 accessories, but physically the M2000 is slightly larger. It looks like you shouldn't have too many problems with the one you've linked to, as it's a universal one for many PDAs.
Regarding the SD card question, I use a 256Mb card. However for all the other things I use it for, it's currently full. I'd recommend going for at least a 512Mb card, the price isn't that much more at the moment.
Edited by dazza12, 06 January 2005 - 12:31 AM.
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