The X bike is now sporting The Plug that I’ve only had laying out on the workbench for the last year and a half. It took a little fiddling to knock out the star nut, feed the cable and tighten up the works, but now at around 4 mph the little LED lights up and the Garmin gives a beep that it is getting external power. Way cool!
That’s a short USB cable with a buffer, so I have to really come almost to a stop before the Garmin throws up a warning window that it’s going to battery. Even then, as soon as I speed up again, all goes back to normal.
I’m guessing that I’ll need to come up with a small cache battery to charge my phone and/or Nook, since they tend to be a bit more finicky.
Not bad for $8.00!