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Smartphone and the GPS Mount
« on: May 24, 2020, 10:51:37 AM »
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After months of delay, due to both COVID-19 and other reasons, it looks like I will be taking delivery of my Trophy SE this week. So, it is time to figure out a few things. In the first instance I'd like to use a satnav app on Smartphone and I'm wondering how to rig it up the OEM GPS mount, with a USB cable to keep it charged.

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Re: Smartphone and the GPS Mount
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2020, 05:59:21 PM »
The OEM GPS mount has a standard AMPS plate on it, so any mount will work (ex: RAM mount etc.). There's 12v in the left mirror pod for the GPS power feed that you can use - the "GPS connection kit" or whatever they call it is some wires to interface with what's in there - connectors etc. Or, you can make your own - connect a DC converter buck that does 12v-5v to it and run a wire out to your phone.

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Re: Smartphone and the GPS Mount
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2020, 10:03:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by thogland [+]
The OEM GPS mount has a standard AMPS plate on it, so any mount will work (ex: RAM mount etc.). There's 12v in the left mirror pod for the GPS power feed that you can use - the "GPS connection kit" or whatever they call it is some wires to interface with what's in there - connectors etc. Or, you can make your own - connect a DC converter buck that does 12v-5v to it and run a wire out to your phone.

I was considering a more 'permanent' wiring solution, but went the route thogland mentions above in case I have a plug fail, or decide to change devices.  I am using and SAE pigtail that's attached to my battery (battery tender lead) with a battery tender brand SAE 12v to USB 5v adapter (cost like $12, at the Harley dealer of all places).  This contraption sits in the right mirror pod, so it's easy to unplug for winter storage when I hook up the tender.  I mounted a Tackform phone clamp to the OEM GPS bracket.
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Re: Smartphone and the GPS Mount
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2020, 10:57:49 PM »
Fathers Day will hopefully surprise me (well, not really since it was my idea) with an S-P Connect wireless phone dock with a Ram ball mount and a new case for my phone.  Actually a bargain since my old case is getting broken on the corners.  See how that works?  Almost as good as feminine logic! :745:
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Re: Smartphone and the GPS Mount
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2020, 06:38:21 AM »
*Originally Posted by thogland [+]
The OEM GPS mount has a standard AMPS plate on it, so any mount will work (ex: RAM mount etc.). There's 12v in the left mirror pod for the GPS power feed that you can use - the "GPS connection kit" or whatever they call it is some wires to interface with what's in there - connectors etc. Or, you can make your own - connect a DC converter buck that does 12v-5v to it and run a wire out to your phone.

Thanks thodland. AMPS is the magic word that unlocks understanding and point the way to plenty of choices.  :152:

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Re: Smartphone and the GPS Mount
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2020, 11:39:06 AM »
Thanks, that’s what I wanted to know too!
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