Obd Gps Tracker

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  1. Stewart J

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    Thinking of fitting a self monitored gps tracker, after researching various options a OBD unit appeals simply plug in and away you go. Anyone gone this route or have any advice. I would fit an obd 2 extender cable between socket and unit to allow positioning away from dash and any electronic fields.
     
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    I looked at the ODB tracker and decided that for the extra £40 it wasn't worth it. Have a look at my post directly after your post on this section regarding trackers.
     
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    Saw your post Mike thought of going that route last year and the EBay link is still saved as an option. The OBD unit does interest as its easily installed/moved to another vehicle, it is self charging and will send diagnostic fault codes etc. I await input from other more knowledgeable funsters. ;-)
     
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    I looked at one and I thought I would rather put a drain on the leisure batteries rather than the vehicle battery especially in winter
     
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    Same here. I have wired my tracker directly into my leisure batteries which I trickle charge with a solar panel.
     
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    Have 100 w solar with smart charger so the potential drain wouldn't be an issue as unit has a built in battery so would only need a minuscule amount of power.
     
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    50 milliamps I believe.
     
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