Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx Mounts for Boats, Cars and Other Places

One of the longest life Garmin model series I have seen was the old GPSMAP series from over ten years ago.  The initial marketing was for marine use.  The devices doubled as a car GPS and marine chartplotter.  Soon, they also began to show up in cars and even on handlebars.  A lot of these devices are in use today and that’s probably why they introduced the Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx.  It’s probably time for an upgrade if still using a GPS from over ten years ago so why not stick with the beloved GPSMAP series. The new Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx … Read more…

AMPS Pattern Mounts

The mounting industry does not have an official standard but the AMPS pattern might be as close as you can get (at least for small electronics).  The AMPS pattern is a series of four holes aligned in a rectangular pattern.  Some manufacturers use two of the four holes while maintaining the AMPS pattern spacing dimensions.  The mounting pattern consists of four holes in a rectangular pattern spaced 1.188 inches by 1.813 inches.  Some manufacturers also have 2-hole adapters that support the diagonal measurement of 1.912 inches. The AMPS pattern is fairly well-known in the HAM Radio industry where many head plates from … Read more…

The AMPS Mounting Pattern

The mounting industry does not have an official standard but the AMPS pattern might be as close as you can get (at least for small electronics).  The AMPS pattern is a series of four holes aligned in a rectangular pattern.  Some manufacturers use two of the four holes while maintaining the standard pattern spacing dimensions.  Manufacturers that have mounts that align to AMPS are Bracketron, RAM, Arkon and Pro-clip.  There are many others as well. We see this pattern being used mostly for small electronics.  As you get into larger devices such as displays and televisions, the AMPS pattern is simply … Read more…