Automotive engineer here. Loving my Asset Tracker v2. I see the GPS shield is plainly marked “12VDC Max.” So here’s the thing: most automotive electrical systems are nominally rated at 12 V, but actually operate a bit higher, usually between 12.5 and 14 V, maybe even as high a 14.5 V. Is the input voltage tolerance of this shield such that I don’t need to concern myself with installing a buck converter? I see that I can also power it via a robust USB power source.
The documentation is unambiguous: 12 V Max, on the part, and in the docs.
I ask the question about the automotive battery power, since one can infer from several threads here that that a simple 12 V hookup is what people are doing, apparently without issue. The key word being “apparently.”
Thank you in advance for your suggestions and clarifications.