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15361Re: ArgentData GPS won't work with Computer

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  • Jason R
    Mar 16, 2013
      We sell a product we call the "patcher". It's a DB9 Male to DB9 Female adapter with a PCB in the middle and solder pads for the pins to each connector. All you have to do is jump pins 2, 3 and 5, then inject 5VDC on pin 4 of the MALE side to power the GPS. Here is a link:


      You'll see that we have two versions: 1. with 0.1" headers soldered on. 2. No headers, just the bare pads and it comes with a case. We have had many customers buy this just for the purpose of building one of these GPS power injectors.

      I have even built versions with a 7805 regulator grafted onto the board and then ran some black/red small gauge zip cord out the case, through a notch to supply anywhere between nice and 20 volts. The regulator makes sure that no more than 5VDC gets to the GPS.

      Jason Rausch - KE4NYV
      RPC Electronics, LLC

      --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
      > Pin 5 is ground. You want power on pin 4. You can take power from a
      > keyboard port.
      > Scott
      > On 3/8/2013 2:59 PM, Paul Martin wrote:
      > > Thanks to all for responding. I have checked with a Volt meter and
      > > found that I am not getting any voltage to pin 5. Does anyone know of
      > > an easy way to supply the necessary voltage to that pin?
      > >
      > > Thanks, 73
      > > Paul KJ4YOJ
      > >
      > >
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