Using XT2 on XT handlebar power

For help and advice on the Garmin Zumo XT2.
semiroundel
Posts: 9
Joined: 01 Aug 2021 16:18
Has liked: 2 times
Been liked: 1 time
Spain

Using XT2 on XT handlebar power

Post by semiroundel »

I fitted the charging/docking point on my bike for my previous XT and want to re-use it for the XT2.
What repercussions are there for doing that, will it fit?
I know that the XT2 has a higher charging ability hence the new mount, but I'm not bothered by that, I just want to know if I can use the old one without detriment.
Stu
Site Admin
Posts: 973
Joined: 22 Apr 2018 21:38
Location: Hull, UK
Has liked: 403 times
Been liked: 217 times
Great Britain

Re: Using XT2 on XT handlebar power

Post by Stu »

I have seen a few people stating that the xt2 fits on the XT mount and works fine!
TripleThreat719
Posts: 87
Joined: 01 Jul 2019 17:35
Has liked: 5 times
Been liked: 31 times
United States of America

Re: Using XT2 on XT handlebar power

Post by TripleThreat719 »

Garmin cautions against it. They indicate that it is a loose fit on the XT mount and you run the risk of the XT2 falling off the XT mount. No more work than it is to install a mount, I'd personally replace the mount and charging cable to take advantage of the standard 12V power into the XT2, and to not risk my new GPS from taking a leap to freedom while riding... but that's just me...
semiroundel
Posts: 9
Joined: 01 Aug 2021 16:18
Has liked: 2 times
Been liked: 1 time
Spain

Re: Using XT2 on XT handlebar power

Post by semiroundel »

TripleThreat719 wrote: 27 May 2023 17:50 Garmin cautions against it. They indicate that it is a loose fit on the XT mount and you run the risk of the XT2 falling off the XT mount. No more work than it is to install a mount, I'd personally replace the mount and charging cable to take advantage of the standard 12V power into the XT2, and to not risk my new GPS from taking a leap to freedom while riding... but that's just me...
Actually I took your advice and would you believe it-it's got a much stronger hold on the unit than the XT mount had-good call!
Also, I never trusted the XT mount and put a tether onto it to keep it roped up in case it fell, and the XT2 doesn't have enough space for the tether base to stick to, so it had to be changed anyway.
Stu
Site Admin
Posts: 973
Joined: 22 Apr 2018 21:38
Location: Hull, UK
Has liked: 403 times
Been liked: 217 times
Great Britain

Re: Using XT2 on XT handlebar power

Post by Stu »

350283595_5909415369168899_2723104603528111183_n.jpg
350283595_5909415369168899_2723104603528111183_n.jpg (189.72 KiB) Viewed 3512 times
According to that the Garmin tread and the Zumo XT2 are backwards compatible with the Garmin zumo xt mount ;)