[aprssig] Flaming AvMap G6
spam8mybrain at yahoo.com
Mon May 9 10:20:40 CDT 2016
I contacted AvMap, and they were very fast in responding to me. Apparently this is the first time this has ever happened to any of their products, and my unit is 4 years old. They are very eager to see the unit and find out what the cause was.
So I have to say I am quite happy with their service response for an out-of-warranty device.
Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
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From: Scott Miller <scott at opentrac.org>
Date: 05/08/2016 9:54 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Andrew Pavlin <spam8mybrain at yahoo.com>, TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Flaming AvMap G6
I would talk to AvMap first. Any time a device catches fire, the
manufacturer SHOULD be interested in hearing about it. They might
want a chance to do a postmortem on it without it having been
subsequently messed with.
On 5/8/2016 4:50 PM, Andrew Pavlin via
always wondered why the AvMap G6 was considered a hot
property, and I found out today when mine caught fire.
doing a lousy job of syncing up to satellites to get a fix,
and then the fix was really bad (always off the road).
Suddenly, I heard a frying sound and clouds of
vision-obscuring acidic smoke poured out of the back of the
thing. A bit of a shock to happen on the Interstate highway,
but I kept my cool, pulled the cigarette lighter power cord
for the GPS, rolled down the window to clear the smoke out of
the car., then slid the power switch on the device to OFF,
took it off the magnetic mount bracket, and unplugged the
cable to my Kenwood D710.
haven't had a chance yet to open the GPS up, so I'm wondering
if anything is salvageable. If it was just the battery going
bad, can I get another battery, or is the rest of the
Anyone else ever
have a "feature" like this?
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