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Old 19-10-2017, 04:04   #76
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.... On my 7" screen it is for example impossible to edit the properties of a waypoint as vital parts of the pop-up window are off screen and you can't get to them......
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Stubbornly and inconvenient yet not impossible if you've a keyboard: Point at the upper frame and right click. Move the pointer down the dialog window. Type "M" and you'll get a holder to move the window up over the upper edge.
That's at least my method on the Raspberry 7" monitor.
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Stubbornly and inconvenient yet not impossible if you've a keyboard: Point at the upper frame and right click. Move the pointer down the dialog window. Type "M" and you'll get a holder to move the window up over the upper edge.
That's at least my method on the Raspberry 7" monitor.
On linux with most UI manager and a keyboard you can do the same with Alt key + left click anywhere on the dialogue and mouse movement.

For raster charts playing with Raster Chart Zoom/Scale Weighting doesn't help, you may need OpenGL?

For small screens getting a responsive layout with wxWidgets seems hard (at least to me).
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Most commercial plotters have a smaller screen with a lower resolution.

The larger the screen the better of course. But the 10" Faytech I use has a nice screen in combination with OpenCPN and vector charts. I'am using it with a Raspberry PI with OpenPlotter. Has a wireless access point and an VNC server.

If I need a larger screen I use my Chromebook with VNC or a smaller one with my Samsung Phone. Chromebooks have no HD and run 14 hours on one battery charge.

The Faytech has two buttons on the front panel, so that you can easily change the light intensity. And look at the power consumption, only 10 watts.

The only problem is to find a spot where to fix the monitor.

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View of my 10" Faytouch Touchscreen and wireless Chromebook 13"

Working with the Wireless Access Point with OpenPlotter and Raspberry Pi
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Re: Need: Cheap, Daylight-Viewable Monitor

How long is the cable harness on your 10" monitor ?

Am I correct that it has speakers as well ?
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High power, sun readable displays are difficult to come by. I purchased a second hand Raymarine A65 for its 6.5" quality display, it turned out to be just 400 nits. So we have to compromise a bit, put it in the shade or something. In terms of water proofing, my suggested approach is to build your system and then cover all the edges of the display/components with silicone. Definitely go for cheaper displays and replace often vs. buying one expensive display.
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How long is the cable harness on your 10" monitor ?

Am I correct that it has speakers as well ?
Hi NV,

Cable harnass consisting of the HDMI, Usb (touchscreen) and Power cable is around 1.80 meter.

Yes speakers are built-in and work via the HDMI cable. Now playing music from the internet.

There are 2 versions VGA or HDMI. The screen support as shown on the image is not included.

Adjustment of the brightness is in front of the screen with a plus and minus button.

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Hi NV,

Cable harnass consisting of the HDMI, Usb (touchscreen) and Power cable is around 1.80 meter.

Yes speakers are built-in and work via the HDMI cable. Now playing music from the internet.

There are 2 versions VGA or HDMI. The screen support as shown on the image is not included.

Adjustment of the brightness is in front of the screen with a plus and minus button.

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I forget to mention. Is has leds for the screen lighting and uses only 10 Watts. In combination with my Raspberry Pi it has a very low power consumption.
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There is no doubt a bigger monitor than an S4 phone is much better!
Bram and others, thanks for the good information. I've tried to consolidate it in this Hardware Page for RPI Accessories under Monitors and Screens.
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$145. vs. $270.

For $125 extra you are getting:

-1000 nits brightness vs 350
-USB touchscreen
-Full IP65 Waterproof enclosure
-wide input power 8-36V
-wide operating temperature range.
-waterproof speakers.
-Remote Control
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Is it nighttime dimmable
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I forget to mention. Is has leds for the screen lighting and uses only 10 Watts. In combination with my Raspberry Pi it has a very low power consumption.
I assume 10W is at MAX brightness ?

Have you measured it at lower brightness levels ?

Is the lowest Brightness low enough not to be overpowering at night ?
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I assume 10W is at MAX brightness ?

Have you measured it at lower brightness levels ?

Is the lowest Brightness low enough not to be overpowering at night ?
Dear NV,

I will try to measure the power consumption on the lowest backlight setting.

Don't know if my simple measurement instrument can do this with a low power consumption.

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Dear NV,

I will try to measure the power consumption on the lowest backlight setting.

Don't know if my simple measurement instrument can do this with a low power consumption.

Bram
I had to use another measurement tool, power comsuption was too low.

With the new tool the outcome is:

Low intensity backlight 4,8 watt and high 7,8 watt

That is with the screen connected to a 240/12 volt adapter

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Thanks Bram,

So, how "Low" was Low ?
Do you have experience with instruments/chart-plotter at night ?
Would the low setting be low enough to keep night vision ?
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Thanks Bram,

So, how "Low" was Low ?
Do you have experience with instruments/chart-plotter at night ?
Would the low setting be low enough to keep night vision ?
NV,

there are also 3 stages in OpenCPN: Day, night light and night dark and in all of these 3 stages you can as an extra adjust the screen setting on the Faytech screen.

From clear daylight to a pits black night.

I suppose you use the system for navigation at night.

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