The Vector50 is a Prime2 tracker in a protective ABS plastic box with a screw-cap IP68 USB charging port, two internal Nd magnets, flanges for non-magnetic attachment, and a 35 day battery life.
The Vector50 combines robustness with the convenience of a watertight housing, a 5000 mAh LiPo battery, powerful magnetic attachment for ferrous surfaces and cable-tie attachment options for non-ferrous objects. It is suitable for use in a range of hostile usage conditions, provided the USB port's screw cap is closed tightly. The internal PCB (circuit board) is cushioned by an internal foam lining.
It is physically small (105 x 73 x 33mm) and should fit into most tight and awkward places. Any magnetic attachment should be presented to a flat, not curved, ferrous surface.
As with any GPS tracker, it must not be completely enclosed by metal on all sides. The tracker's antennae are under its top surface (opposite magnetic base), which should be set facing towards the outside world/road/sky/etc.
It has the same technical characteristics as a Prime2 tracker. Its sensitive antenna, 50 channel GPS receiver, uBlox GPS chipset and 3G modem gives it excellent speed and responsiveness. Each device comes with a pre-installed SIM card and some free credits for initial usage.
GPS chipset: uBlox all-in-one chipset. 50 channel Class 12
Quad-band operation 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Reception - rapid: TTFF (Time To First Fix): 29s (cold start unobstructed sky), 1s (hot start - already started)
Precision: +/- 2.5m Open sky; at < 1min reporting
Motion detection: 3 axis accelerometer: 8g
Length = 105mm, Width = 73mm, Thickness = 33mm
Weight: 230 gms and 350 gms boxed.
Hermeticity: IP68 with tightly closed USB port cap.
Comes with 2 pin USB charger and USB A to MiniB (5pin) cable supplied. It does not need a wireless charging mat.
Charging port: Female USB Mini B
Charging time from flat: 8hrs
User Interfaces: 7 user interfaces:
Mobiles: Android app (Play store); iOS app (App store); IP app http://188.8.131.52/mobile; Universal HTML
Desk PC/Mac: Silverlight (not Chrome); IP app http://184.108.40.206/; Universal HTML; Device Mgmt Consol (DMC)
The Vector50 doesn't have any buttons or LEDs. Its status can only be seen using a user interface above.
The battery capacity is 5000mAh, giving about 25-35 days battery life under normal tracking use.
Battery life can be extended to as much as 6-8 months by going to Battery-Save mode. In this mode, the device completely powers down between position reports and "wakes up" up in time to send its next position report, then powers down again.
When in Battery Save mode, the Track Panel indicate its next scheduled wake-up / report time.
NB: To change any of its setting when in Battery Save mode, it is necessary to wait until its next wakeup. See the HowTo section on Battery Save mode.
If Battery Save mode is not active on your tracker, it can be activated by email request firstname.lastname@example.org
- Normal operating mode battery life: 25-35 days
- Stealth or Battery-Save mode: 4 positions per day: 6-8 months
The Bond Tracker has a 1 year Warranty.