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Old 06-11-2015, 07:08   #1
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OpenCPN on Android Double DIN Head Unit

While browsing for some stereo equipment, I noticed that there are quite a few Android-based head units with nice 6-7" touch screens + GPS. Many are priced in the $200-$300 range. ( Examples from Amazon)

I was thinking it might be fun/useful to install one with OpenCPN as a secondary chart-plotter that could also provide audio to the boat at a reasonable cost.

I was curious if anybody has already done this and if so, are you happy with the setup?
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:34   #2
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Re: OpenCPN on Android Double DIN Head Unit

Cool idea.

One thing to consider: These are not made to conserve energy.
Expect them to eat a couple of amps, so not suiteable for a small sailboat.
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