15361Re: ArgentData GPS won't work with Computer
- Mar 16, 2013We 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 email@example.com, Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
> Pin 5 is ground. You want power on pin 4. You can take power from a
> keyboard port.
> 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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