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post #1 of 12 Old 06-13-2008, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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I used the wiring harness in the box and went straight to the battery.. when its off will it pull the battery down or does it quit charging when its fully charged ??
Also the mapsource program doesn't have much detail, doesnt show many roads, I have it installed correctly.. it just doesn't seem to show the detail of the zumo itself.
I have been able to upload/dl routes ok.
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It'll quit charging when it's charged. I suppose if you left it plugged in for long enough it could run the battery down, but I suspect that time would be measured in days, not hours. I leave it plugged in on my Jeep all the time. I do have it switched on my KLR so that power goes off with the ignition (haven't yet transferred that harness to the Wee, I'm going back to my old 60CSx for the KLR because the touchscreen on the Zumo is just too darned fragile for dirty use).

To get all the roads of the Zumo on your PC, you need to install the City Streets add-on that comes with the Zumo. Otherwise you get just the barebones base maps.

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Mine is on a switched circuit. I'd rather not have a dead battery in the middle of nowhere at o'dark thirty. Switch the bike off and the Zumo will self-power down in 30 seconds.

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It's fine to wire it directly to the battery.
It consumes very small amounts of voltage.

Check out ZumoForums.com for all the answers to your questions...including Mapsource.
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I used the wiring harness in the box and went straight to the battery.. when its off will it pull the battery down or does it quit charging when its fully charged ??
Also the mapsource program doesn't have much detail, doesnt show many roads, I have it installed correctly.. it just doesn't seem to show the detail of the zumo itself.
I have been able to upload/dl routes ok.
I've gone straight to battery so I can start it with the key off.

From the start screen go to Tools - Map - Map Detail. Default is normal, but there are two more detailed settings.

The detail is zoom dependent, though. Zoom in and you'll see more roads, more names.

Get an SD card for it - you can share routes with other Zumo riders, terrific for group rides.

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I think he's talking about the MapSource program...not the Zumo itself.
But you can "zoom in" or "show more detail" on the MapSource too.

Go to ZumoForums.

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I've gone straight to battery so I can start it with the key off.
You can do that if it is connected to a switched circuit. It has it's own battery. You can hold it in your hand and go for a walk if you want.

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I will visit the zumo forum again... I need to put a meter on the zumo charging harness and see what current it draws when its off / charging.. I would assume its very very little.. I'll probably move to a switched circuit though...

As for the mapsource problem.. I'll look over at zumo forum, I didn't like all the registration/keys you had to get, then when I get it working it just doesn't show alot of the secondary roads, so it was difficult to plan routes on mapsource itself.. its almost like a layer of detail is missing on mapsource, I'm sure theres an answer though..

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Jsmith811, when you are in mapsource click on VIEW, scroll down to Map Detail and make sure you have selected the degree of map detail you want. There are seven steps from lowest to highest. Also under View, check that the "Hide GPS map detail" isn't clicked.

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It'll quit charging when it's charged. I suppose if you left it plugged in for long enough it could run the battery down, but I suspect that time would be measured in days, not hours. I leave it plugged in on my Jeep all the time.
you jeep has a bigger battery, several times bigger in fact

don't know exacly how much the Zumo draws, but can't be much less than a radar detecer,

I know from personal experience that a motorcycle battery(14-16 ahr) can be drained in just a couple days

I have my Zumo connected to a switched circuit

if I want to turn it on without starting the bike, I hit the on button and it runs off the internal battery

normally when I start the bike, the zumo powers up, when I shut it of, it asks me if I want to continue running on battery and shuts off automaticly in 25 secons if I do not choose yes


Why woulld anyone want it powered differently? , when you start the bike, if the internal battery needs a charge, it takes it ?



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