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RTLive / Installation

Installation

The RT live unit should be located in the car so:

  • it is protected from moisture
  • mounted away from extremes of temperature, so for example away from the vehicle exhaust
    • It is essential that the RT Live unit should be kept out of direct sunshine as the internal battery can be damaged at high temperatures.
  • not subjected to very high levels of vibration
  • The device can mount in any orientation.
    • Mounting brackets are supplied, although for temporary installations, “scotch lock” tape can be a preferred alternative.


The unit is supplied with a power lead and a fused automotive 12v plug, for many applications the connector will be removed for a hardwired installation. There is no problem in doing this, but the unit must still be protected fused with a 2A fuse.

There are two seperate antennas for the RT live unit:

  • GSM antenna is adhesive and mounted on the windscreen.
  • GPS antenna is magnetic mounted on the roof

Please take care that:

  • The GPS antenna must be mounted on the highest point on the car and pointing upwards
  • The GSM antenna is a self adhesive type and needs to go on the inside of a window
  • GSM and GPS are connected the correct way around on the unit
  • both connectors are finger tight, no tools should be used
  • the cables from the antenna to main unit are not kinked, trapped, or otherwise damaged. If they are then a new antenna will be required, and this would not be covered by the warrantee.

For further guidance about locating the GPS antenna are available here.

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