Obd Gps Tracker (1 Viewer)

Jul 1, 2010
3,208
34,873
SW Northumberland
Funster No
12,394
MH
Hymer B 588 DL
Exp
Since September 2010
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.
 

M1ke

Free Member
Mar 12, 2012
198
118
Huntingdon
Funster No
20,131
MH
Auto Trail Tracker FB
Exp
5 years
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.
 
OP
OP
Stewart J
Jul 1, 2010
3,208
34,873
SW Northumberland
Funster No
12,394
MH
Hymer B 588 DL
Exp
Since September 2010
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. ;-)
 

buckby

Free Member
Sep 6, 2013
213
147
nottinghamshire
Funster No
27,954
MH
coachbuilt
Exp
3
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
 

M1ke

Free Member
Mar 12, 2012
198
118
Huntingdon
Funster No
20,131
MH
Auto Trail Tracker FB
Exp
5 years
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

Same here. I have wired my tracker directly into my leisure batteries which I trickle charge with a solar panel.

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 
OP
OP
Stewart J
Jul 1, 2010
3,208
34,873
SW Northumberland
Funster No
12,394
MH
Hymer B 588 DL
Exp
Since September 2010
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.
 

M1ke

Free Member
Mar 12, 2012
198
118
Huntingdon
Funster No
20,131
MH
Auto Trail Tracker FB
Exp
5 years
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.


50 milliamps I believe.
 

Join us or log in to post a reply.

To join in you must be a member of MotorhomeFun

Join MotorhomeFun

Join us, it quick and easy!

Log in

Already a member? Log in here.

Latest journal entries

Funsters who are viewing this thread

Back
Top