Smörgåsboat 2: More tasty test electronics southbound on Gizmo

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

2 Responses

  1. Richard C says:

    Ben, Terrific post!
    Does it look like the VirbX 12v power cable is water proof enough for a Virb mounted on the bow rail of a sailboat? This is a really wet environment but what a great view of the deck while on a boisterous sail.
    You are right, I should have had one of these added to my 7612 a long time ago.

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Thanks, Richard. I suspect that you’d blow the (nice) blade fuse on the VIRB power cable if you lowered the attached camera into solid water, but it may well take any other wet abuse. The VIRB X/XE is supposed to be good to 50 meters deep, and you can sort of see in my photo that the power cable uses two serious and well separated contacts.
    Do you realize that the VIRB can collect wind, heading, boat speed etc from your 7612, and it’s fairly easy to overlay that data on your edited videos using Garmin free software?

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