Gallexy tab 10.1_Magellon explorist

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My Magellon explorist has a 12 volt power cable and USB plug combined.Could i plug that into my gallexy 10.1 and use the gallexy as a bigger screen?.Have heard of people doing that with a lap top.

Cheers Graeme.
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 at 18:51

Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 at 18:51
Graeme check that the Galaxy 10.1 has a USB port. Talking to the IT guys at work yesterday about this model of Samsung Tablet they were of the opinion that it didn't come with a USB port. Also talking to Nick at GPS Australia there may be some issues with using the Galaxy as a GPS without downloading some speciality software. I didn't ask the question about running the tablet in tandem with an external GPS.
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Follow Up By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 at 20:02

Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 at 20:02
Hi Duncan. Thanks for your reply.The gallexy does not have a USB but an adaptor is available and i ordered one off the net today as well as a card reader adaptor.Also has an inbuilt GPS but relies on downloading maps from google maps and i think navigon from the phone signal as you travel along.No signal i presume means a blank screen with an arrow in as you move.Have downloaded the software for both oziexplorer and memory maps but as there is a need to buy extra maps would prefer to use it as a screen for my magellon if possible.

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Reply By: Ross M - Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 at 18:53

Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 at 18:53
As far as I know the Android operating system doesn't read NMEA data through the USB port.

Is the Galaxy a 3g model? If it is it has it's own internal gps to run the unit reading mapping software. If not you can use a gps/Bluetooth unit and trams mit the signal to the GalAxy.

Just use the magellAn as per normal.
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Follow Up By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 at 20:06

Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 at 20:06
Hi Ross. Thanks for reply.It is the 3g model and has an interal gps.Have no idea about bluetooth gps.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 10:03

Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 10:03
Graeme,

What do you intend for a navigation application. Street applications or Off Road?

If you need off-road capability, your best solution is to purchase and install OziExplorer for Android and the Natmap range of digital maps onto your Galaxy.
OziExplorer can be purchased for a mere $25.00 and coupled with the Natmap Maps (around $95) will give you the best solution for off road and Country wide travel.

No messy cabling and reliance on another GPS that also needs to be powered and another cable to worry about.

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Reply By: Member - Kevin S (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 11:05

Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 11:05
graeme, I have an entry level Android 2.3 tablet and a Garman 765. I plugged the Garman lead into the tablet and it immediately sucked the tablet battery dry and closed the tablet. I had some difficulty getting it started again. So make sure that your Galaxy is plugged into power. Most GPS units, I believe, charge through their USB ports and don't much care where the power comes from.
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 11:17

Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 11:17
Graeme & others, does anybody know whether a car kit is available for any of the Tablet style of 'puter?

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Follow Up By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 11:42

Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 11:42
Hi Duncan.I have a 12 volt charger for the 10.1.
Cheers Graeme.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 21:42

Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 21:42
Just beware that some tablets (such as my Asus TF300) need 15V through their USB lead to charge them. The lead looks just like any other USB lead, but if you hook it up to a normal 5V USB port then it may not charge.

I've ordered a 15V car charger off EBay after the shop I bought the tablet from sold me a useless charger. Can also get the kits with a cradle and window attachment such as This. Looks a bit flimsy though.
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