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1. Can SPOT Trace be plugged in to an external power source?

Yes. SPOT Trace can be line powered through a 5v USB connection. For use on a car, motorcycle, or mid-sized boat, a common 12v adapter would work. A marine rated model is recommended for use on a boat. These adapters can be purchased wherever electronics ...

2. What do I do if I believe my asset is, in fact, being stolen?

In the event that you receive a movement alert that is unauthorized and you believe your asset is being stolen, contact your local authorities immediately and alert them of the situation. Be prepared to supply them with the latitude and longitude of your ...

3. How do I power my SPOT Trace?

The SPOT Trace is compatible with the following power sources: • (4) AAA EnergizerTM Ultimate Lithium 8x batteries (L92) – installed• (4) AAA EnergizerTM NiMH rechargeable batteries (NH12) – sold separately• Line power with a 5v USB connection ( ...

4. How do I replace the batteries in my SPOT Trace?

Follow these steps to replace the batteries in your Trace: Loosen the screws to open the back cover. Install 4 AAA EnergizerTM Ultimate Lithium 8x batteries or NiMH rechargeable batteries. Replace cover ensuring that the gasket is lined up and free of d ...

5. How do I perform an initial system test for my SPOT Trace?

After activating service and powering on SPOT Trace, perform an initial system test to evaluate: your messaging system, the chosen location of the unit (ensuring the unit has clear line of sight to the sky and can transmit messages) and profile settings. ...

6. How do I ensure GPS Performance?

SPOT Trace uses an advanced GPS chipset with extremely high sensitivity to give you maximum performance. While the SPOT Trace message transmitter is also very high quality, there may be times when the device will have a GPS signal, but the message won’t ...

7. What kind of battery life and performance can I expect from the SPOT Trace?

For reliable performance, use AAA EnergizerTM Ultimate Lithium 8x batteries (L92), NiMH rechargeable batteries, or line power. Using USB line power will NOT charge rechargeable batteries and is NOT waterproof unless using the custom USB cable (sold separa ...

8. What kind of coverage does the SPOT Trace offer?

SPOT Trace works around the world, including virtually all of North America, Europe and Australia; portions of South America, North Africa and Asia; as well as hundreds of thousands of square miles off-shore from these areas. It is important that you chec ...

9. Will I have to pay text messaging charges if use the text message alert function on my SPOT Trace?

Standard text messaging charges from your mobile phone provider may apply. Check with your mobile provider for details.

10. How do I clean my SPOT Trace?

Follow these general rules when cleaning the outside of your SPOT Trace:• Make sure the power is off• Use a damp, soft, lint-free cloth and avoid excess moisture near buttons or openings• Do not use aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol or abrasives• ...