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othilla
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: TMC extension lead Reply with quote

I mount my OneXL using a Brodit clip in the centre of my console and have found the RDS-TMC lead not long enough until now.I have just ordered a Carcomm Active cradle that comes with an extension lead for this very purpose.

http://www.carcomm.nl/carcomm/webshop/index.cfm?page=productDetail&ModShopCatId=6715693B-3048-737E-4EA4EF0BD05E6158&ModShopProductId=E2F3C26A-3048-737E-4E87983EEE426845
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well after driving round with this for a few days now and my problems with dropped signal strength while charging the Carcomm cradle has nearly cured this problem.I now get signals where I never did before.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where did you actually get the mount from, I could not see the option to buy a mount on Carcomm's website
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So neither of you read my recent review of this cradle then Crying or Very sad

http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/carcomm-tomtom-x20-cradle-a1966.php

UK Supplier is TotalPDA as displayed at the bottom.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That will be a No from Me Embarassed

Only just gone bact to TomTom after a couple of years with a Pda Satnav Setup. Off to read it now,

Thanks Darren Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bought it from http://www.pdaplus.nl/catalog/index.php

Yes I read your review but at the time you wrote it the OneXL cradle did not have the TMC lead which is why I posted to say it now comes with this and it has solved all my problems of charging.
I have hard wired it in,mounted it on a Brodit clip and run the TMC extension behind the dash and up to the corner of the window,very neat.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've now updated the review to add the availability of the XL with TMC version Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was quick Razz
Actually it was your review that finally made me buy it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear it, it's my cradle of choice, works well, looks good and means I have been able to semi-discretely install the TMC antenna at last as I hate trailing wires!

I've got the pigtail routed under the dash and out to the near-side A Pillar. The antenna then routes up the A pillar secured using some clips I had over from a very old cellphone car-kit install.

It's not perfect but it is a darn sight neater than before!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what you mean about looking bulky but when you put the tomtom in it somehow makes it look smaller and you don't notice it so much.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any idea if the TMC extension lead is available by itself?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No it's not as it's built in to the unit.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

However, Carcomm must be either manufacturing or purchasing the extension. Has anyone tried contacting their customer support to see if they would consider selling it separately. They may not realise that there is a potential market for this!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll ask.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to add that I bought the carcomm cnm-160 on the recommendation of this thread over the brodit powered mount due to the lack of tmc lock on in a SEAT leon (tomtom 520t)
i'd tried all sorts of aerial positions with no joy.

as soon as this is connected it locks on straight away! tuning by the tomtom is almost instant and stays locked on during my travels to work(shoreham to gatwick). normally the tomtom would not lock at all with the standard aerial.

the tmc is run under the dash and up behind the a piller and under the front roof lining.

glad i paid the extra.
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