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Re: [tracker2] Re: Serial Cable Length Between Nuvi & OT2m?

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  • Scott Miller
    Yeah, that should be fine. Prior to my Nuvi, I just used an off-the-shelf serial cable (male-female) run into my trunk for the GPSmap 60CS. Scott (I think I ve
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 6, 2008
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      Yeah, that should be fine.

      Prior to my Nuvi, I just used an off-the-shelf serial cable
      (male-female) run into my trunk for the GPSmap 60CS.

      Scott

      (I think I've been programming too much this weekend - I ended that
      sentence with a semicolon the first time around!)

      Mike Wren wrote:
      >
      >
      > Sorry, I should have been more specific. I'd like to add a 10'
      > section of cat5e with a set of db9's and sleeves, rather than hacking
      > up the factory cable. Yes, the factory cable is quite long, but not
      > quite enough.
      >
      > I assume adding the db9's won't make a difference vs. splicing the
      > factory cable.
      >
      > MW
      >
      > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Isn't the stock cable about 10' long? In any case, I'm assuming you've
      > > already figured out that it won't reach for your installation if you're
      > > splicing it.
      > >
      > > Stay on the pigtail side of the converter circuit lump, and you should
      > > be fine. It's got an RS232 transceiver in there, and it's just 9600
      > > baud. The RS232 spec says 2500 pF max, so for UTP CAT-5 that's like
      > 147
      > > feet. At 9600 baud, you could probably run at least twice that.
      > >
      > > Scott
      > >
      > > Mike Wren wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Good Sunday morning everyone - I'm planning on taking advantage of the
      > > > decent weather today and doing a more permanent install of the Nuvi
      > > > 350 and OT2m in my vehicle.
      > > >
      > > > To do so, the Nuvi will be on my dash, and the OT2m and radio will be
      > > > hidden in a rear quarter pannel of my RAV4. To do so, I'll obviously
      > > > need to add an extension to the Garmin FMI cable.
      > > >
      > > > I'll be using unshielded Cat5e cable. What is the maximum cable length
      > > > I can use before I have to start worrying about RFI, etc. The run
      > > > will be no more than 10', but if anyone has already tried this and it
      > > > hasn't worked, it will save me a few hours this afternoon.
      > > >
      > > > Thanks!
      > > >
      > > > Mike Wren
      > > > N2QDK
      > > > Albany, NY
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
      >
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