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Old 08-16-2019, 01:19 PM   #1
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Default Anyone use a TomTom gps?

Anyone use one & it's so, how do u convert it to 6 volt? I don't want to use my phone cause it'll eat up my minutes
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:48 PM   #2
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There is another thread on GPS charging. Last updated this morning.

Says that the regulator is in the plug.
I use my phone and GPS on 6volts.
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:56 PM   #3
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I use a Garmin navigator and have a small 12 volt battery 9Ah Rechargeable Sealed Lead Acid AGM Battery under the front seat. I connect to the battery with a Car Accessory female Cigarette Lighter Socket cord that lies on the seat. I connect to the battery using a Car Accessory male Cigarette Lighter plug. And I charge the battery using a Car Accessory male Cigarette Lighter plug.
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:17 PM   #4
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I have a garmin and use a small cell phone/tablet charger. Works great. Rechargeable.
https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore
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I use a Garmin navigator and have a small 12 volt battery 9Ah Rechargeable Sealed Lead Acid AGM Battery under the front seat. I connect to the battery with a Car Accessory female Cigarette Lighter Socket cord that lies on the seat. I connect to the battery using a Car Accessory male Cigarette Lighter plug. And I charge the battery using a Car Accessory male Cigarette Lighter plug.
I use a Garmin as well, but I don't use the female Cigarette Lighter Socket. My Garmin comes with USB cord that was intended to download software updates but can be used to also charge. Just plug it into to USB port of any independent charger.

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I use a Garmin as well, but I don't use the female Cigarette Lighter Socket. My Garmin comes with USB cord that was intended to download software updates but can be used to also charge. Just plug it into to USB port of any independent charger.

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I hardwired a USB port in my pickup and plug my Garmin Nuvi into that. I have that port switched so it comes on automatically when I turn on my ignition.
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Old 08-16-2019, 07:47 PM   #7
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I don’t know about Tom Toms but Germans run on 5 volts. The adapter will cut the volts down from 12 or 6 down to 5. Assuming you have a standard Model A with positive ground you have to be careful about the polarity. Reverse the wires + to - and - to +. If your adapter case has metal around it be careful because now it is hot and will short to ground. Just insulate it somehow with tape or something non conductive.
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I hardwired a USB port in my pickup and plug my Garmin Nuvi into that. I have that port switched so it comes on automatically when I turn on my ignition.
That's a better idea, Carl. I'll have to try that.

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With 6 volts positive ground...Remember polarity when hooking up a plug... Chap
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This might provide a solution:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...ing+cell+phone
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If I did this right you should have an attachment. I did this and it works great for my GPS/Cell Phone
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Put the Waze app on your phone. This will do everything, speed,traffic, places of interest.
GPS devices are a thing of the past.
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Does Waze always work out of phone range? I can nearly always get a GPS signal , but using a phone app is uncertain in some patches because of areas of poor phone coverage
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If I did this right you should have an attachment. I did this and it works great for my GPS/Cell Phone
I don't mean to hijack the thread but does anyone make one of these units that will jump/charge 6 volt and 12 volt cars?
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:08 AM   #15
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Put the Waze app on your phone. This will do everything, speed,traffic, places of interest.
GPS devices are a thing of the past.
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Does Waze always work out of phone range? I can nearly always get a GPS signal , but using a phone app is uncertain in some patches because of areas of poor phone coverage
I did a google search to check if I can use my phone GPS app out of the provider coverage area and it came that, Yes I can.

This is for Android :

http://backcountrynavigator.com/android-gps/

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Old 08-19-2019, 08:29 AM   #17
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I'd like to know how people connect devices to the ignition switch to turn it on and off. The ignition switch only connects the coil to the points and does not provide a way of turning on or off anything. Jack
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Tap into the ignition switch existing wiring, or some venders offer an ignition switch with a spare wiring contact/connection.
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