Posted 7/17/2017 08:05 (#6131083 - in reply to #6130781) Subject: RE: Experience with Bad Elf GPS for iDevices
Southern Minnesota Between Freeborn & Wells
Drilldo - 7/17/2017 04:01
I have been using the bad elf for a couple of years. It is an amazing little gadget.
Yes it won't work with some cases and you may need an extension.
Regarding the charging issue you may need to make a change to the configuration of the Elf - by default the Bad Elf Direct Connect for the Lightning socket only allows 1A through to the connected iOS device. Your iPad is going to need more - you can find how to make this change here: https://badelf.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/5000704053-t...
I do agree lighting cable would be better but they supplied the micro USB with mine so I was ok with it.
I have my iPad mounted in a piece of machinery and keep the charge cable constantly plugged in to it.
Thanks for the link on the charging issue. By changing the charging setting I may be able to keep the iPad charged. By using an extension cable, I would be able to use it with my Otterbox case. These would correct a couple of my complaints. I may have a change of heart and keep it after all. I did get it for $80 during the Amazon promotion of late.
With the extension cable, I would be able to mount mine in different locations dependent on the cable length. I'm wondering if it would be desirable to mount it on the cab window with velcro. Does the orientation of the device affect the reception? Guess maybe I should email Bad Elf.