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The SiRF III is the best one out there so far... My TomTom has the same chipset. Always impressed how fast it gets a lock and how good of reception it reports in the worst locations.
 

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The SiRF III is the best one out there so far... My TomTom has the same chipset. Always impressed how fast it gets a lock and how good of reception it reports in the worst locations.
My Garmin has the same chipset. It also has blue tooth as well as an FM traffic receiver with a lifetime subscription. I could be sitting at a light under an overpass and still get satellite reception.
 
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My Garmin has the same chipset. It also has blue tooth as well as an FM traffic receiver with a lifetime subscription. I could be sitting at a light under an overpass and still get satellite reception.
My TomTom gets a lock and 8 satellites in my basement, thats impressive!
 

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Got to any store selling electronics and buy a USB to cig power adapter. USB is 5v.

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that did cross my mind at first, I was just hoping for a more elegant solution i guess :cool: maybe a purpose built cable or adapter meant for 12v car plug --> ps/2 for power

thanks tho
 
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Find an old cell phone cord at a dollar store or thrift store... A lot of them are 5v or less. These GPS units usually have a range of 3-8v that they will work off of. So its fairly easy to find an cig power cord to chop.
 
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I don't see how you are suppose to use this with your scanner. It only has the usb end???
Actually the GPS has a PS2 type end, then you buy the appropriate adapter, USB or Serial, for your use. Or chop off the PS2 plug and install a DB9.
 
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