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Old 05-10-2013, 05:54 PM   #361
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Power cord or 276 and 78?

I have a 276c on my bike that is hard wired to the battery.
Can I use the same power cord to power my 78 (that I am thinking of buying)
They both use the round power plug and they look the same.
I love the 276 but it doesn't have a microcard slot.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:56 PM   #362
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I have a 276c on my bike that is hard wired to the battery.
Can I use the same power cord to power my 78 (that I am thinking of buying)
They both use the round power plug and they look the same.
I love the 276 but it doesn't have a microcard slot.
I don't think it is the same, but all I have to go by is pictures of the 276C cable online, and it does not look the same as the one I had for my other Garmins which used the 78 type of connector.

This is the 276C cable.



This is the 60/76/78 cable.



Not a great picture but it is much rounder than the 276C as far as I can tell.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:00 PM   #363
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Yup, that big round connector is standard across most Garmin receivers.

I say "Most", because there's a few (like my ancient GPS12) that couldn't take more than 8 volts on the power lines. The presence of a center pin tells you it's a low-voltage model.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:28 AM   #364
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62/78 Setup

If you only use Tracks in your 62/78 or participate in Dual Sport rides and follow their Tracks, I have Setup instructions along with may other tips for using your 62/78.

They can be found on my web site:

http://www.dualsportwest.com/Gps/GpsOverview
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:08 PM   #365
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Transfering gpx file

I copied a gpx file into the gpx folder in my 78. I can see the file there but the 78 does not see it, that is the tracks do not show on the map page.

I used Mapsourse to downloaded the tracks and waypoints and now there is a temp file in the gpx folder and all the tracks show on the track page and map page.

What am I doinig wrong?
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #366
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You're thinking logically.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:06 PM   #367
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I copied a gpx file into the gpx folder in my 78. I can see the file there but the 78 does not see it, that is the tracks do not show on the map page.

I used Mapsourse to downloaded the tracks and waypoints and now there is a temp file in the gpx folder and all the tracks show on the track page and map page.

What am I doinig wrong?
Send me the file as an email attachment and I'll try it on my 62S.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:04 PM   #368
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You're thinking logically.
Totally forgot it was Garmin!

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Old 07-01-2013, 06:59 AM   #369
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Send me the file as an email attachment and I'll try it on my 62S.
This is it
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File Type: gpx A-E-E-A Raw.gpx (1.06 MB, 20 views)
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:53 AM   #370
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I copied a gpx file into the gpx folder in my 78. I can see the file there but the 78 does not see it, that is the tracks do not show on the map page.

I used Mapsourse to downloaded the tracks and waypoints and now there is a temp file in the gpx folder and all the tracks show on the track page and map page.

What am I doinig wrong?
So what's supposed to be wrong here? My 62S is not handy so I transferred the file through Basecamp to my Montana and all the tracks are in the Track Manager, ready to use, and so are all your waypoints, in the Waypoint Manager.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:49 AM   #371
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Dumb question....I am using my 62s for a lot of onroad riding and I have a minor issue that may have been discussed but I can't find it. I prefer to use the "Trip Computer" as my main screen. Is there a way to set it to switch to "map" when approaching a turn? My other GPS's can do that, but can't seem to do it with the 62.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:04 AM   #372
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Dumb question....I am using my 62s for a lot of onroad riding and I have a minor issue that may have been discussed but I can't find it. I prefer to use the "Trip Computer" as my main screen. Is there a way to set it to switch to "map" when approaching a turn? My other GPS's can do that, but can't seem to do it with the 62.
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Not a dumb question at all, but you won't like the answer. It's not possible to get any of the new generation of Garmin handheld units to switch and notify you on upcoming turns.

Even the mighty Montana won't alert you.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:28 PM   #373
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So what's supposed to be wrong here? My 62S is not handy so I transferred the file through Basecamp to my Montana and all the tracks are in the Track Manager, ready to use, and so are all your waypoints, in the Waypoint Manager.
See post 365. copied .gpx file to 78 and it is there but no track in track manager.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:30 PM   #374
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Dumb question....I am using my 62s for a lot of onroad riding and I have a minor issue that may have been discussed but I can't find it. I prefer to use the "Trip Computer" as my main screen.
Tell me, why on earth would you ride with trip computer page on?
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See post 365. copied .gpx file to 78 and it is there but no track in track manager.
See post 371. I used Basecamp and sent the file to the gps and it worked.

The problem must be your procedure because the file is fine.
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