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Old 10-31-2010, 03:18 PM   #61
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Certainly the damp power cable. .
Hard to justify!!!

Conducting water or dampness is a problem for the source but not the load.
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Old 10-31-2010, 03:39 PM   #62
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Hard to justify!!!

Conducting water or dampness is a problem for the source but not the load.
Well maybe the result of the trouble for the source was high voltage for the load device?
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Old 10-31-2010, 03:46 PM   #63
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Well maybe the result of the trouble for the source was high voltage for the load device?
Yeah - I'm thinking water got into the transformer that steps it down from 12v to 5v and over-voltaged the unit(s).
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:16 PM   #64
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Yeah - I'm thinking water got into the transformer that steps it down from 12v to 5v and over-voltaged the unit(s).
DC Transformer a new science break through!
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:19 PM   #65
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Well maybe the result of the trouble for the source was high voltage for the load device?
Was this application using USB power input derived from a 12V battery? If so and you got very dirty (salty, etc.) water between the 12V input and 5V output it is possible but those connections should not be close.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:30 PM   #66
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Whatever - you're the rocket scientist, not me

Voltage regulator - is that better?
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:32 AM   #67
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Was this application using USB power input derived from a 12V battery? If so and you got very dirty (salty, etc.) water between the 12V input and 5V output it is possible but those connections should not be close.
Well yeah, it was the Garmin cable made just for that application.

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Old 11-01-2010, 06:42 AM   #68
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So is it likely to damage my gps if I use the mini-usb lead for my blackberry?

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Well yeah, it was the Garmin cable made just for that application.

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So is it likely to damage my gps if I use the mini-usb lead for my blackberry?
No, it's very unlikely to damage it. But you'll need to make sure your Oregon is in "Spanner Mode" or it might just go into mass storage mode when you plug in a non-Garmin cable.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:12 AM   #70
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Well yeah, it was the Garmin cable made just for that application.

Unless water got into the series regulator in that little black box in the cable, water had nothing to do with your problem.
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Unless water got into the series regulator in that little black box in the cable, water had nothing to do with your problem.
So what's your guess, then? It seems highly suspicious that the bike was shut off out in the rain, the gps worked one minute, then it stopped.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:43 AM   #72
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So what's your guess, then? It seems highly suspicious that the bike was shut off out in the rain, the gps worked one minute, then it stopped.
I had an old grey beard from NASA tell me years ago he didn't believe in coincidence when I proposed two events were not connected.

It was raining and GPS went TU, there probably is a connection. Obvious question is; where could water have gone where it didn't belong?

Could it have shorted the 5V in to a data line out in the USB plug? I would think that would have only taken out USB driver, not whole unit.

Could it have gotten in the series regulator in the cable? 12V into a 5V input makes toast quick.
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Could it have shorted the 5V in to a data line out in the USB plug? I would think that would have only taken out USB driver, not whole unit.

Could it have gotten in the series regulator in the cable? 12V into a 5V input makes toast quick.
I think the top scenario is most likely, but when the same cable blew my 780 the next day, I cut off its head.

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Old 11-03-2010, 06:42 AM   #74
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Mechanical stability of the USB connector with the 62s

I got myself a 62s for a trip heading down to South america lasting half a year or so and Iīm not sure if I shall keep it or send it back...
The device itself is quite nice and the free maps of OSM work fine, but Iīm concerned if the connector mechanically will survive this trip...
(My 62s will be placed in my map compartment of the tank bag and will be connected - when onroad - with a Mini USB. Though when going off-road (or when hiking or sightseeing) Iīll detach it and run it on batteries. This at least the theory... )

I just wonder - is there some hands-on experience with the mechanical stability of the USB connector of the 62s? (Actually I didnīt find any real hands-on reviews. Mainly some concerns are listed but I didnīt see anybody actually having some mechanical issue with the USB...)
Please note - i donīt speak about electrical issues!
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I just wonder - is there some hands-on experience with the mechanical stability of the USB connector of the 62s? (Actually I didnīt find any real hands-on reviews. Mainly some concerns are listed but I didnīt see anybody actually having some mechanical issue with the USB...)
Please note - i donīt speak about electrical issues!
My usb connectors wore out on two Oregon 550s so I had to send the units back for warranty exchange. The mini USB method is not durable, but get some good rechargeable batteries and you're all set.
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