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Old 05-23-2014, 11:29 PM   #661
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Do mean you have a solar panel with a regulated 5V (USB) output on mini USB plug?



If so, yes you could plug it into USB connector on your 62 and the 62 would automatically toggle between internal battery and external solar panel when available.

Well according to the specs on the thing it says it has a "5v output to device" it has an internal 5400 mAh lithium battery so I was hoping it would consistently run of that battery regardless if the GPS' own batteries are dead or not. Worst case scenario I just use the solar charger to charge the batteries.
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:25 PM   #662
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Well according to the specs on the thing it says it has a "5v output to device" it has an internal 5400 mAh lithium battery so I was hoping it would consistently run of that battery regardless if the GPS' own batteries are dead or not. Worst case scenario I just use the solar charger to charge the batteries.
Sounds like Plan A would work just fine.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:59 AM   #663
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Just bought a 62s and ordered City Nav from GPS City. I see it has a bunch of mapping on the unit that I guess is of no use to me can I just delete those or do they overlay into the City Nav maps for one reason or another?
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:10 AM   #664
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That 62S was new or used? Modern Garmin handhelds like the 62/78 can have many maps onboard, in separate files, so existing maps don't necessarily need to be removed.


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Old 06-10-2014, 11:04 AM   #665
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can I just delete those or

do they overlay into the City Nav maps for one reason or another?
No, no.

No need to delete any existing maps.

They do not over lay (transparent), it only displays one set at a time no matter how many are turned on but there is an order and it redraws all each time it moves (if like 60/76) so best to turn on the one you want and turn the others off except base map in case you ride off the one you are using..
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:53 AM   #666
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Hey guys I'm sorry to drop in like this but I'm between 62s and 78,for light trails up north WI in MI and a lot of street riding.I'm trying to figure out how important 24k Topo map are ,how they interact with base map that comes with device.And where CN come into play not raly sure if you have to switch to CN manual or the whole thing takes over automatic.Price point of 78 makes little more sense then 62s.
CN and 24k topo maps come on data card so how you use 2 data cards.
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:30 PM   #667
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Of the two...
> 78 because external power connector
> Forego the topo maps (you're in IL, how many hills are there, really? ) and install CityNav. Far more useful.
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:59 PM   #668
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Price point of 78 makes little more sense then 62s.

Keep in mind the 78S is more directly comparable to the 62S.

Wireless file transfer and a faster usb port are both worth getting.


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Old 06-16-2014, 05:56 PM   #669
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Wireless file transfer and a faster usb port are both worth getting.
Worth it to you or him?
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:03 PM   #670
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CN and 24k topo maps come on data card so how you use 2 data cards.
Better off to get the maps on DVD rather than the data cards. Then load what you want/all you want onto the 78.
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:22 PM   #671
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62 just looks more rugged and trail friendly, based on looks.No proper charging capabilities is huge disadvantage.

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62 just looks more rugged and trail friendly, based on looks.No proper charging capabilities is huge disadvantage.

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None of the handhelds but the Montana and Monterra charge through USB. The 4 pin and USB only provide power to run the GPS, not charge it.
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:29 AM   #673
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One recent exception is the latest Oregon 600 series. It has a battery which is USB rechargeable.
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:42 AM   #674
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That does work to power the unit. The issue is it will likely cause the unit to fail with any kind of moisture/rain.
Great care should be taken when using it.

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Old 06-17-2014, 04:31 PM   #675
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Can anyone explain in short terms how CN works with device base map, and what happens when you add topo maps.Is there simply Road and Trail function that you switch or everything interact with each other.

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