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Old 11-01-2006, 05:54 PM   #16
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radio shack does sell power adapters that work with the Stiletto. I have one! It is out in my shop right now, but they sell a white power adapter wall wart that you can get many power adapter to choose from.
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Old 11-03-2006, 10:52 AM   #17
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Any luck on the pack cable or will the XM solution work"

Also what about power? http://www.igo.com/product.asp?sku=2904393
iGo has the power tip for the S50. That wouldn't work would it? If it doesn't, I feel that it is only a matter of time that they will have one for the Stilleto.
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:51 PM   #18
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One company had just given me a quote for 29 bucks for a patch cable. I double checked that the ends were correct, and good thing, they had quoted non-center pin ends. OOPPSSS. They dont have the correct conenctors in stock and would be a $40 shipping charge to order the connectors.

Im not sure how easy it would be to do a bulk order, but I would want to see one cable as a sample before commiting. But not real willing to pay 70 bucks for that first cable.
Im still waiting to hear from a few more companys


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Any luck on the pack cable or will the XM solution work"

Also what about power? http://www.igo.com/product.asp?sku=2904393
iGo has the power tip for the S50. That wouldn't work would it? If it doesn't, I feel that it is only a matter of time that they will have one for the Stilleto.
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:00 PM   #19
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Cool. Thanks for the update.

I actually bit the bullet last night. I went a little far out of my way from where I needed to be, looked at the map and found myself 6 miles away from the Best Buy that actually had a Stilleto.

Brought it into work and it has been sitting in the box all day. I got side tracked looking for screen protectors and ended up cleaning my office which really needed it.

Tomorrow is Stilleto day.

What are you doing about power? Right now I will probably just use a ac/dc inverter but not sure yet.
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Old 11-06-2006, 01:36 PM   #20
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Looking at an Xact XTR1 dock the connections are the same except you have to put the Stilleto in backwards.

What if I used those connections. Would it work.

Also on the stilleto (and the XTR1 for that matter) there are 3 connections. One is power, one is the small antenna plug and the other is the the rest of the antenna section where the antenna headphones plug into. Would this work?

I plugged a Stilleto into it without the power connected (the XTR1 requires 6v and I didn't have the plug with me). If I connected the 5v (Stilleto Power) into the dock would this then work.

I am unsure what the flat connector on the docks are for.

Thanks

I am going to take one of the XTR1's docks apart and play around tonight.
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Old 11-06-2006, 02:36 PM   #21
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It should work if you just plug the sirius antenna into the xact dock, do not hook up the power. Let us know what happens.

Don't hook up 6V to the dock while the stiletto is in it though. How much is that xact dock? Can you take pictures of the circuit board once it is taken apart?

I think I will take pictures of my makeshift antenna adapter. It is just the universal dock taken apart. I even use this to charge the battery at the same time while I listen to satellite using a car antenna. It works well just it is too big. I am positive a small car dock or antenna adapter can be made using a small form factor just slightly larger than the universal connector.
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Old 11-06-2006, 02:38 PM   #22
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Oh, also radio shack does sell a power adapter that will fit into the Stiletto. It works with a wall wart that is adjustable. Should I take a picture of this too? Maybe I will just provide everyone with a link, but yes the power adapter is a standard size.
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Old 11-06-2006, 02:51 PM   #23
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If I use the Stilleto power cord and hook it to the xact one it shouldn't be a problem. There is nothing to the xact dock except for changing the size of the antenna plug. I did have a stilleto in the dock but it could not receive a signal. I we did was hook up the antenna wire and not the power cable.

http://www.xactcommunication.com/getdoc.php?id=43 universal

http://www.xactcommunication.com/getdoc.php?id=44 car
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Old 11-06-2006, 05:49 PM   #24
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I think I have the patch cable.

I took my XTR docks apart and that is all that is inside is a cable for the antenna.
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:10 AM   #25
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<b>Patch cable Will Not Work</>

I destroyed one of my XTR1 docks to get the cable but in addition to the cable the flat part next to the antenna plug with the copper teeth needs to have power connected to it. Stupid me should have tried that first. But the XTR1 power is 6v which is fine but the plug for the Stilleto is slightly smaller so it wont fit. If I changed the 6v receptacle to a 5v receptacle then it will probably work but haven't gotten that far yet.

I do have the car dock but I wanted to find a cleaner install. Damn now I am down to 1 patch cable to fool with.

I do believe that sometime in the future some company will have one.
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:32 PM   #26
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I have run into a deadend with the patch cable.
SH, did you mean that the antenna connection from the xact dock FIT the ant connector on the stiletto ?
I know that the connector itself wont fit, but if the connector can be removed from the antenna connector peice (say ... cut away) and just the left with the antenna connector to fit into the stiletto, it might work.

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<b>Patch cable Will Not Work</>

I destroyed one of my XTR1 docks to get the cable but in addition to the cable the flat part next to the antenna plug with the copper teeth needs to have power connected to it. Stupid me should have tried that first. But the XTR1 power is 6v which is fine but the plug for the Stilleto is slightly smaller so it wont fit. If I changed the 6v receptacle to a 5v receptacle then it will probably work but haven't gotten that far yet.

I do have the car dock but I wanted to find a cleaner install. Damn now I am down to 1 patch cable to fool with.

I do believe that sometime in the future some company will have one.
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:54 PM   #27
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the whole connector fit. the problem is that the flat part of the connector is where the power comes in and the stilleto needs that inorder for the antenna to work. the xact is a 6volt product so I would have to change the power connector but havn't had the time to get to radio shack yet.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:58 PM   #28
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With the whole connector attached - yes it needs power (even the car/home stiletto docks need power applied to see the antenna). Im talking about just attaching the antenna connector without using the power conn or the teeth connector. that would prove that the antenna itself does not need power applied. If thats the case, then using the detached "patch" cable from the XTR1
dock will allow you to connect a standalone antenna to the stiletto for better reception ( which is my goal). there must be some old XTR1 docks around cheaper than 60-70 bucjs for a whole new dock. either on ebay or someones basement.
Or until some intelligent 3rd party markets one, along with a better headphone/antenna arrangement

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the whole connector fit. the problem is that the flat part of the connector is where the power comes in and the stilleto needs that inorder for the antenna to work. the xact is a 6volt product so I would have to change the power connector but havn't had the time to get to radio shack yet.
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:22 PM   #29
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I tried this. It made no difference in the signal strength. It must need power.
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interesting ...
where did u get the patch cable out of ?



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