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.




1027 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 221


Topic # 191746 15-Feb-2016 08:43
Send private message

Looking for solution with Clarion Car Nav AV Unit - i.e. map upadate from US to NZ.

 

Need to find ways of reading the SD card; need also external active GPS antenna.

 

US map is displayed on the screen. SD card which comes with it is not readable in Lynux/Windows - anyone had experience with reading those SD Navi cards in car units?

 

I have no external GPS antenna to test reception on th ebench - looking for advice on making / reusing external active GPS antenna.

 

Clarion external GPS is powered by 5V (according to Service Manual)

 

As I do not have time to go to the wreckers to find external antenna - something like this:

 

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=77&topicid=191635

 

I was looking at what I can reuse. Teared apart old Uniden in car box with foldable antenna - looks like that antenna is powered by 2.8V

 

Uniden GPS is working device - I'd rather give it away to somebody rather than take the antenna out of it (as if it will not work - I would not be soldeig it back again).

 

Anyone has experience with active GPS antennas? Voltage range, precautions for not burning device or antenna?

 

 

 

 


Create new topic
2118 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 629

Subscriber

  Reply # 1492427 15-Feb-2016 09:47
Send private message

If you plan on using it as a full car stereo, before you go wasting a bunch of time, have you tested that it can pick up NZ FM stations? Lots of US stereos are locked down to only work on .1,.3,.5 where as NZ tends to use .2,.4,.6 steppings.

 

 

 

I would say you would be lucky to find NZ maps for a clarion unit, they are not super common over here. 




1027 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 221


  Reply # 1492994 16-Feb-2016 08:27
Send private message

lxsw20:

 

If you plan on using it as a full car stereo, before you go wasting a bunch of time, have you tested that it can pick up NZ FM stations? Lots of US stereos are locked down to only work on .1,.3,.5 where as NZ tends to use .2,.4,.6 steppings.

 

 

I have put my fillers out and my auto mechanic mates are digging through the piles of junk in their garages to find me active GPS antenna, active FM antenna and rear car camera. So that it can be fully tested on the bench. As for the "time wasting" - I have invested thousands of hours of my time into Research and Development. It is all huge fun. 

 

 


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:





News »

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43


Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27


2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25


Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28


Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16


SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15


Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51


Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44



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.