7-8" tablet system that works


Just finished (with Art's Help) setting up a 7" tablet with window mount with VMSpc using the 501 (USB) Jib that works great. I worked on it for a week attempting to put together a system that charges the little tablet and runs VMSpc at the same time. One of the problems using a tablet with only one port is the tablet only wants to allow one thing to operate through the single port.

I wound up using the following equipment:

1.) Plugable Pro8 docking station. Pricy little unit but will power the Tablet and allow it to run VMSpc at the same time. The pro8 only works on selected tablets.: Amazon.com

2.) HP 7" Stream Tablet (It's compatiable with the Pro8).: Amazon.com

3.) Windshield cradle mount for Stream 7.: Amazon.com

4.) 12 volt to 5 volt 10 amp converter step down Module.: Amazon.com

5.) JIB: Check with Silverleaf on the Jib that is needed with your vehicle. They have several different types depending upon your needs.

I cut off the end of the power cord of the pro8 and connected it to the Power converter, and the power converter input I connected to a cigarette lighter plug to supply the 12v power needed.

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re: 7-8" tablet system that works


I had no idea you were such a whiz with this stuff!! Wow--looks neat! How is the angle while driving? --not too hard on the neck? The shifter-mirror area does seem to be a sweet spot for an additional display of some sort. I like the dual setup.

What is the other display? Now you've truly piqued my interest. How does it work?



7-8" tablet system that works


The angle works great for me. requires very little effort to see and use. The other display is a Banks Power Pack system with Banks IQ. It allows me to change the power level on the fly from Stock to econo and 4 other power levels and also allows me to monitor several engine variables that are a duplicate of the VMSpc. It also has a NAV Unit and GPS in it. I'm tickled pink with it. Getting 10.9 MPG pulling a two door Jeep Wrangler in Texas, haven't tried it in the mountains yet.

Heading to UTAH for a vacation around the first of June. I'll let you know how it works on the trip when I return.


re: 10.9 MPG

Thats quite a setup, Don. Wow !

May you have happy trails, a Blue sky and a tail wind.