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May 21, 2013

The AMPS Mounting Pattern

Filed under: Other Mounts & Accessories — Tags: , , — mountguys @ 11:33 am

The mounting industry does not have an official standard but the AMPS pattern might be as close as you can get.  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.  Manufacturers that have mounts that align to AMPS are RAM, Arkon and Pro-clip.  There are many others as well.

The AMPS pattern consists of four holes located in a rectangular pattern spaced 1.188″ 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 use that 4-hole pattern.  Another common AMPS compliant area is satellite radio.  Almost all of the recently introduced radio cradles have the 4-hole AMPS pattern on the back.

Certain manufacturers like RAM have made almost all of their custom cradles AMPS compliant and use a series of AMPS adapters to attach it to their ball and socket mounts.

The AMPS mounting pattern

The AMPS mounting pattern

AMPS Camera Attachment

AMPS Camera Attachment

 

The back of a Sirius cradle with Arkon's AP012 adapter

The back of a Sirius cradle with Arkon’s AP012 adapter

RAM's RAM-B-347U AMPS adapter with 1" Ball

RAM’s RAM-B-347U AMPS adapter with 1″ Ball

 

May 16, 2013

Alternative Mounting Options for the Golf Buddy Voice

Filed under: GPS Mounts and Accessories — Tags: , , — mountguys @ 4:30 pm

Golf Buddy recently broke ground with a talking golf GPS called the Golf Buddy Voice.  It’s the smallest we have seen.  So small that using the belt clip and placing it on your waistband renders it pretty useless.

In search of a better solution, it was off the the MountGuys Labs we went and came up with two excellent options.  Our popular walking cart and suction mounts work real well when fitted with a special adapter that only works with these smaller clips on the back of the unit.  Take a look at the two below pictures.  We’re sure that you will find this better than placing it around your waist.  Both will use the belt clip that comes with the Golf Buddy out of the box.

Suction Cup Mount for Golf Buddy Voice

Suction Cup Mount for Golf Buddy Voice

Walking Cart Mount for Golf Buddy Voice

Walking Cart Mount for Golf Buddy Voice

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