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#1 Moke Spider

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:08 AM

Sorry if this doesn't belong here, but this thread may - hopefully - be of use to other.

 

I need to mount an Ipad in a vehicle. I've made my own mount for it in the Moke, but I need to be able to put it in another vehicle.

 

I was wondering if others have needed to do this and what they did for a mount?

 

I'd prefer something 'off the shelf' this time around (time's a little short!) but would consider something home brew as well.

 

 



#2 ukcooper

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:11 AM

i use these for the phone, think they do ipad . exspensive but good qyality ...                https://www.brodit.c...it.html?pn=home



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 09:34 AM

Thanks UKcooper.
 

Some very nice gear there, but not sure I can see what might work.



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:00 AM

Thanks UKcooper.
 

Some very nice gear there, but not sure I can see what might work.

following on from his link I found this

https://www.pdamax.d...pz-824:6lb.html

 

this might work in the work shop as well

https://www.brodit.c....html?id=527244


Edited by nicklouse, 16 May 2019 - 10:01 AM.


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 02:16 PM

Note that when you use wireless inside a vehicle, it's a partial Faraday cage and the device needs to ramp up its output to be able to connect. This increases your exposure to the harmful microwave radiation which is also bouncing around inside the vehicle for yet more of an increase in exposure.



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:24 PM

soz was i a rush hospital again ,,,, easyer to see stuff on ebay im thinking                 https://www.ebay.co....t ipad&_sacat=0



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:13 PM

soz was i a rush hospital again ,,,, easyer to see stuff on ebay im thinking                 https://www.ebay.co....t ipad&_sacat=0

 

Many thanks. I am quite impressed with these, they do look better engineered than so many others. Where I'm having trouble though is how any of these attach to the vehicle. I probably should have mentioned this in my opening post, but I'm fitting it in to a borrowed vehicle and so need to avoid drilling holes etc, if you was mine, I'd screw it in somewhere !   While windscreen suction cup mounts are about, some better than others, I was hoping to get some inspiration from something alternative. I'll look a bit harder at these though.

 

< EDIT:  I poked around for a local distributor of these, who I did find one none too far away at all. They have a HUGE range of mounting kits for all manner of vehicles (not Mokes though!) and a suitable holder. I'll order one shortly. I owe you a beer for that - Thanks :shades:  >

 

 

Note that when you use wireless inside a vehicle, it's a partial Faraday cage and the device needs to ramp up its output to be able to connect. This increases your exposure to the harmful microwave radiation which is also bouncing around inside the vehicle for yet more of an increase in exposure.

 

Cheers for that and yes, this is quite true.

 

I don't have a SIM card fitted to the device, I hardly know how to drive it if I'm honest - I'm not 'IT friendly' !! I use it for off-road mapping. As an example of the types of maps, if you look in this thread  http://www.theminifo...munn-run-2018/  you'll see some screen shots (I thought I was pretty big time being able to do those !!)


Edited by Moke Spider, 16 May 2019 - 08:32 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:34 PM

 

Thanks UKcooper.
 

Some very nice gear there, but not sure I can see what might work.

following on from his link I found this

https://www.pdamax.d...pz-824:6lb.html

 

this might work in the work shop as well

https://www.brodit.c....html?id=527244

 

 

Nick, thanks for these suggestions, I was temped to run with one of these.



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Posted 04 July 2019 - 06:49 PM

soz was i a rush hospital again ,,,, easyer to see stuff on ebay im thinking                 https://www.ebay.co....t ipad&_sacat=0

 

I did find a local supplier for this gear, only, when I called, he didn't have stock of what I was after and after chatting with them, what I thought I wanted wasn't quite suitable.

 

None the less, they did offer a solution in this brand of gear, only again, nil stock. None the less, they said they'd get it in from Sweden in 2 days for me at no extra cost. True to their word, they did :shades:

 

I had to do some small fabrication work to fit up the mount (which I knew I'd have to do) and after covering just over 8000 km of some rough outback tracks, it never missed a beat. It really is great gear.

 

ukcooper, many thanks again for steering me on to this stuff, it's ACE :proud:

 

Not the best pic of it, but it's all I have !

 

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 08:34 PM

glad to help , where do i send the bill for the info lmfao



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Posted 05 July 2019 - 07:15 AM

Am I the only one giggling at the peak called 'The Knob'   >_<

 

Reminds me of a place we stayed when cycling the Hadrian's wall route a few years back...…  Low Bell End Farm   :lol:

 

Yes, I must grow up. 



#12 Moke Spider

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 09:26 PM

Am I the only one giggling at the peak called 'The Knob'   >_<

 

Reminds me of a place we stayed when cycling the Hadrian's wall route a few years back...…  Low Bell End Farm   :lol:

 

Yes, I must grow up. 

 

No, I still do. We have many 'Interesting' name places around Australia. The PC brigade are trying to have some of them changed, but so far, they haven't had any success - thank goodness.






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