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07-30-2013 04:06 PM
riparke
proclip mount tomtom


My tom-tom on a pro-clip mount, I put in a switched 12v power socket in back of glove box (GPS goes on and off with power), when I wired a Gentex dimming rear view mirror with homelink door opener I had from my previous car.
07-27-2013 05:00 PM
henryd1981 I got my ProClip earlier this week and just finished installing it. It looks great and I can't wait to actually use it! :D
07-27-2013 04:59 PM
henryd1981
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Originally Posted by 2kwik4u View Post
The factory USB port will NOT maintain charge on my Galaxy Note 2 while the screen is lit. It "slows" the discharge to make it all day usable in a road trip application, but it still drains. The two hour road trip from Indianapolis to Louisville yesterday had me using GPS, and streaming audio (over Bluetooth) the entire time. Battery started at ~90% and was down to ~80% over the two hour stretch. Plugged into the USB port in the center console the entire time.

I'm considering a higher powered USB charging solution instead of the factory plug. I don't use the USB for data anyway, so it's no big loss IMO.
If the slow loss of battery continues to bother me, I can always go to Walgreen's and buy a cheap $5 USB charge adapter for the 12V outlet. I used to have one until I gave it to my niece. It worked fantastically better than the more expensive one I got at Target. I can't remember what brand it was or how much it was exactly, but I had to exchange it once and it still would not work. I just threw it out eventually.
07-22-2013 10:22 AM
TboneZX3 The power port > USB adapter is still working fine for my Galaxy, but I'm considering this as a more permanent solution:

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-Dual-...I247LSPA8VFO3F


I will probably install it on the back of the console, above the power port if room is available on the inside. 2.1A output will be more than enough when paired with a dedicated charger cord.
07-22-2013 09:47 AM
2kwik4u The factory USB port will NOT maintain charge on my Galaxy Note 2 while the screen is lit. It "slows" the discharge to make it all day usable in a road trip application, but it still drains. The two hour road trip from Indianapolis to Louisville yesterday had me using GPS, and streaming audio (over Bluetooth) the entire time. Battery started at ~90% and was down to ~80% over the two hour stretch. Plugged into the USB port in the center console the entire time.

I'm considering a higher powered USB charging solution instead of the factory plug. I don't use the USB for data anyway, so it's no big loss IMO.
07-21-2013 05:17 PM
henryd1981
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Are the USB ports in the center console sufficiently powered to keep a phone charged while it's being used for nav or pandora or whatever? I'm thinking about getting a proclip, but not quite sure what to use to keep it powered.
I just ordered my proclip the other day and should hopefully get it during the week. I got the one that mounts on the passenger side of the center stack.

I was curious as to what happens when the USB cord is plugged in along with using both Bluetooth streaming and Waze. It was only a 10-15 minute drive, but I think it at least maintained the level of charge on the battery. It does charge some if you aren't using the phone for anything. I have a Samsung Galaxy S4.
05-08-2013 11:43 AM
TboneZX3 I use a power port > USB adapter that sits flush, and plug it into the socket on the rear of the console. It works great, and leaves my USB ports open for data.
05-08-2013 11:12 AM
Tytanium I just don't like having the 12v port having a charger sticking out of it permanently. Running a cable to the center console seems a little less obvious
05-08-2013 11:06 AM
gsxrboy I used the USB port for charging my phone while using Slacker and Waze, it charges it fine. I just didn't like the cable running into the arm rest. So I purchased a separate charge, plugged into the other power source (cigarette lighter?)
05-08-2013 10:55 AM
Tytanium Are the USB ports in the center console sufficiently powered to keep a phone charged while it's being used for nav or pandora or whatever? I'm thinking about getting a proclip, but not quite sure what to use to keep it powered.
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