Ipaq H4700

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 21:02
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Has anyone had any experiences using the Ipaq H4700 and sleeve/jacket gps receiver.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce H (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 01:05

Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 01:05
Hi Krish

Ipaq 5455 and copilot jacket GPS

how can I be of assistance

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Krish - Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 20:56

Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 20:56
What navigation software do you use? HAve you had any problems with this combination? I intend getting the H4700 and new Copilot Ipaq jacket receiver.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce H (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 15:09

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 15:09
Hi Krish

Use Copilot software for City Nav and Ozi Explorer CE with Nat Map 125,000 Raster/mozaic for the bush

Use A 1GB CF card in jacket which stores Copilot maps and approx 1/5 of Aus continent of Natmap series (Converted to OZF format(ozi explore CE).

Small hand portable/walkable lasts approx 2-3 hrs continious when not connected to car 12V (colour screens chew battery power).
There are plenty of battery options avail to recharge PDA's on the fly see Zinc/Air bateries or you can make up your own rechargable NiMH 12 battery pak for extended use.

Very happy with unit , 1 issue when first purchased re communications between Ipaq and Jacket would fail occasionally but rock solid since I have applied the following fix.

The theory is that RF interference from the Ipaq CPU was scrambling the jacket electronics due to their close proximity to each other.
Since I stuck some self adhesive foil to act as shielding on the jacket between the Ipaq and the jacket all issues have dissappeared.
So the theory is about right.

If you wish I could send you some of the self adhesive foil if you have any issues

The unit is now rock solid and I am very happy with it.

Small, portable, usable size colour screen, CF slots allow storage of lots of maps (4 GB CF cards available = 4/5Aus continent @ 1:250,000) and leaves Ipaq SD slot free,
robust, the jacket is tough the most fragile part is the Ipaq screen and I use a rhino Skin front cover only as it fits nicely over the jacket.

see rhino skin on manufacturers website below

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And I purchased it no hassles through Stylus central

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Do not know of any Aus distributors for Rhino

Main limitation is 2-3hr 100% on battery time and there are Ipaq solutions out there beside my home made one.

Cheers

Harrow

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Reply By: Krish - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 17:11

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 17:11
Thanx for that.
Opting for copilot bluetooth receiver - for ease of pda upgrades.
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