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  • Offline wotbus@   fr

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    Din/USB connector
    on: May 08, 2021, 12:37:50 pm
    May 08, 2021, 12:37:50 pm
    Hi everyone, just a heads up really as plans firm up for those planning great escapes  :047:

    Rider mount on the way so time to review possible connections  :084:. For me, standard TomTom USB cable into a DIN/USB plug and into the DIN sockect provided right/front the Multi and preferably right angled and compact as not much space there. Quick search on the net and the Optimate gizmo with 2  :062: USB ports seemed to fill the bill so went for it, but not everything is as it seems  :034:

    This is a charger in it's own right and not a simple adapter. The DIN port on the Multi is switched so when I switched the IGN ON to check the as-yet unmounted GPS unit and, nothing  :027:. A further check reveals the USB outlet of the Optimate is OFF until the battery voltage rises above  12.4v - so GPS planning has to be done with the engine running which is not so cool or by switching the GPS on manually before starting the engine which is also not so cool :006:.
    OK, no big deal and there is a solution to every problem but what I should have bought was a simple adapter and not a charger. I can switch the GPS on manually of course but what I really wanted was just GPS ON/OFF with the IGN ON/OFF.

    Safe riding and dry roads everyone  :152:

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    Last Edit: May 08, 2021, 12:42:13 pm by wotbus@

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    Re: Din/USB connector
    Reply #1 on: May 09, 2021, 02:56:05 pm
    May 09, 2021, 02:56:05 pm
    Or…… you could of just used the dedicated GPS feed under the left side black plastic trim
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    Re: Din/USB connector
    Reply #2 on: May 09, 2021, 04:12:46 pm
    May 09, 2021, 04:12:46 pm
    You are right of course and that will probably be the permanent job in the future thanks, but at this moment I was just pointing out the minor inconvenience of using the din socket with a charger and not an adapter rather than comparing the connection possibilities  :002:

     


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