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Brodit 520/720/920 Active Mount Reviewed
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would get one if it wasn't for the fact it has a coiled cable to the plug, that would just hang down over the front of the radio, CD player and heater controls.

With the passive one I use now I can route the straight cable out of sight in the narrow gap down the side.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They do have one for permanent install that has a straight cable if that is an option?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But would then defeat the purpose of using the mini move it clips.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't explain myself very well there, I meant you could use the permanent install version as this has a straight cable and add your own cigarette lighter plug? This version has 12v - 5v reduction circuitry in a small box on the cable so you would need to use a basic cigarette plug that does not have voltage reduction.

It might also be possible to butcher an existing mini-USB charge cable with a straight lead if you wished but I understand that is not a practical solution. The fitted cable uses a shielded mini-USB plug that does not have a moulded 'boot' over it. You would need to shave off the moulded surround of an existing cable to get it to fit! Indeed I may just have a go at that as a straight cable would be a tidier solution for me too Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see now what you mean, using the hard wired version, I have a couple of mini plug and socket units that have one large and one small pin so they will only connect one way.
Could wire the socket in via a fuse to a live connection and put the plug on the straight cable.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
Thanks Andy, the ftp was stalled. It's a good solution. I'm in contact with Brodit about the possibility of adding support for the TMC Antenna so that it can be attached to the mount if desired.

Brodit have replied that they are already investigating s solution to integrate the TMC antenna. I'll keep you posted on developments.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:

Brodit have replied that they are already investigating s solution to integrate the TMC antenna. I'll keep you posted on developments.


Excellent!!! Please Brodit! You know you can do it!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:12 pm    Post subject: Brodit mount for a 720T Reply with quote

Hi all
On the Brodit web site they are showing that they have a mount
for the 720T for 57.99 for fixed installtion and
for the 720 for 43.98 for fixed installtion.

Will the 720T mount have the socket for the TMC receiver Question
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Brodit mount for a 720T Reply with quote

NO_MAD wrote:
Hi all
On the Brodit web site they are showing that they have a mount
for the 720T for 57.99 for fixed installtion and
for the 720 for 43.98 for fixed installtion.

Will the 720T mount have the socket for the TMC receiver Question

The x20 and x20T holders are identical, they are offered as T options simply to avoid confusion but they don't (yet) offer any support for the TMC antenna other than allowing you to manually plug it in.

What you are confusing is the difference in price between the active mount with cigarette lighter connection and that with the hard wire option.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
Darren wrote:
Thanks Andy, the ftp was stalled. It's a good solution. I'm in contact with Brodit about the possibility of adding support for the TMC Antenna so that it can be attached to the mount if desired.

Brodit have replied that they are already investigating s solution to integrate the TMC antenna. I'll keep you posted on developments.


Very Happy If Brodit want a customer to evaluate the new design, I'll volunteer
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Brodit mount for a 720T Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
NO_MAD wrote:
Hi all
On the Brodit web site they are showing that they have a mount
for the 720T for 57.99 for fixed installtion and
for the 720 for 43.98 for fixed installtion.

Will the 720T mount have the socket for the TMC receiver Question

The x20 and x20T holders are identical,


To ask the obvious then... Why the different prices?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Brodit mount for a 720T Reply with quote

Andy_P2002 wrote:
To ask the obvious then... Why the different prices?

They aren't. As I tried to explain above, I suspect the poster was confusing the price of the cigarette lighter versions and the extra cost of the hard wired AMPS connector version.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All

If you go to the Brodit Web page and search for 720 you get

720 with cigarette lighter 39.98
720 hard wire 43.98

If you now search for 720T you get

720T with cigarette lighter 34.98
720T hard wire 57.99
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm confused as to which web-site you are looking at? www.brodit.com doesn't have any pricing but lists the 720 and 720T holders with the same part number for each type, active, hard wired etc.

DSLDevelopments site has the same pricing for the 720 and 720T and again uses the same part numbers.

There is no 'T' specific solution as yet.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one
http://www.dsldevelopments.com/brodit/new_holder/TomTom+Go%20520-720-920-Brodit-Holder.asp

Ok this is not the Brodit web page but they sell Brodin holders
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