[aprssig] GPS Power and RS232

Bill Vodall WA7NWP wa7nwp at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 18:42:41 EDT 2008

>  Anyone know where there might be a small power converter to go from 13.8
>  volts to 5 vdc to power a GPS.  I know how to make one  but am really
>  looking for something readily available at this time.  If not I will
>  have to order some parts and make one.

I find the box of old disposed Cell phone 12V adapters and chargers at
the local thrift stores to be a ready source of cheap power adapters.
Sometimes I leave the cig-plug intact.  On others I perform surgery
and replace it with the appropriate low voltage connector.  Sometimes
even power poles...   (Can I mention that word here?)

Just check the output voltage rating and you'll find adapters from 3 to 9 V..

Bill - WA7NWP

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