Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




18 posts

Geek


Topic # 113123 7-Jan-2013 13:31 Send private message

Hi, All. 

I have recently been gifted one of these.  I have not owned a GPS unit (automotive) before.  Clearly, they have some idiosynchrasies.

I have spoken to Navman Support as it seemed odd to me that it has to be independently switched on and off (on the unit, itself) rather than it turning on when the ignition is turned on (and likewise, off).

In reality, (they said) the unit has to be plugged in via the cigartette lighter / accessory jack all the time, to ensure it remains charged up as it only lasts for 1.5 hours without charging.

Does anyone know a setting that can be changed or a workaround to enable the unit to turn on when the vehicle ignition turns on, and off when the igbnition is switched off?

Any ideas, helpful.

Cheers.

Create new topic
2986 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 41

Trusted

  Reply # 741185 7-Jan-2013 17:16 Send private message

Can the battery be taken out and it run with only 12V?

Is power on your car actually switched? My Toyota is, my VW is not.




You can never have enough Volvos!




18 posts

Geek


  Reply # 741191 7-Jan-2013 17:33 Send private message

Hi, Niel.

No, the battery cannot be taken out, and I may lose data, even if it could. Yes, both cars that the unit is in have cigarette lighter sockets / jacks that are on, only when the ignition is on or in he accessory position.

Cheers

2986 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 41

Trusted

  Reply # 741298 7-Jan-2013 21:41 Send private message

Some of them turn off after 20 minutes of no external power, auto on when power applied. But looks like it is only some of the MY series, not the Ezy series. A lot of people on forums complaining that Navman is the only GPS they have ever had that does not auto turn on/off.




You can never have enough Volvos!


Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Bad lower back.
Created by TimA, last reply by cep32 on 29-Jan-2015 07:57 (72 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


I have had enough of Vodafone Customer Service... which ISP is for me?
Created by andrewinwlg, last reply by michaelmurfy on 28-Jan-2015 20:10 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Am I going down? App for the fearful of flying.
Created by networkn, last reply by SaltyNZ on 29-Jan-2015 08:15 (44 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Police Speed Campaign - Summer 2014/2015
Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by mudguard on 29-Jan-2015 11:46 (141 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


AdBlockers on Geekzone
Created by freitasm, last reply by wally22 on 29-Jan-2015 09:55 (69 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Spark customers get Lightbox free for 12 months
Created by freitasm, last reply by ARK on 27-Jan-2015 16:35 (137 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


Windows 10 News - 22 Jan
Created by Regs, last reply by joker97 on 29-Jan-2015 07:10 (131 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Police above the law ?
Created by heylinb4nz, last reply by MikeAqua on 26-Jan-2015 14:27 (116 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.