Fuel tracking

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mickef1981
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Fuel tracking

Post by mickef1981 »

Hello everyone.

I am considering buying the XT2 for some EU trips but I would like to power it through my USB socket instead, and as I understand this will not be a problem.

However to use the Fuel tracking ability it says in the manual that the device has to be in the motorcycle mount for this to work.
Are they trying to say that it has to be powered with the included power cable that connects to the battery and then through the mount for this to work?

Thanks for any help in this matter.
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Re: Fuel tracking

Post by technoguppy »

It will not function as you desire if you don't power it via the connection cable they provide. If you choose to power by USB it will not track or "realize" that it is in the motorcycle mount, and won't track the fuel tank info.

Sorry to tell you that but might provide info for a different option or setup.
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mickef1981
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Re: Fuel tracking

Post by mickef1981 »

Thats what I was afraid of..

There is no such thing as a garmin power socket -> USB connector?
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Re: Fuel tracking

Post by jfheath »

Usb socket connections are not a good idea on a motorbike the vibration makes the male and female parts of the connection move against each other and typically, the female half breaks away from the circuit board.

The bike mount is designed to keep the mount and the Zumo locked tightly together.
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Re: Fuel tracking

Post by smfollen »

The XT2 mount supplies 12 volt power to the unit. USB is only 5 volts. The XT2's capabilities are slightly limited when powered by USB.

I should add that the XT wiring harness includes a transformer to reduce voltage to the mount to 5 volts. This is why you can use an XT2 in an XT mount but can not use an XT in an XT2 mount. It is also why Garmin recommends installing the XT2 wiring harness when upgrading from an XT to an XT2.
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Re: Fuel tracking

Post by mickef1981 »

Ok that makes sense. Thanks!