[aprssig] GPS Power and RS232

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 18 01:52:12 EDT 2008

Sorry, I just woke up to what is being requested...

Staples and Radio Shack both have a $10.99 Cigarette Lighter to USB (5 volts) adapter, made by Lenmar.  It wasn't in their stores - they stock a similar unit with a cord (not needed) for about $20.  I thought about making one too, but for $11, in a nice neat package, I can't really do better.

Search for Staples Item 647371, Model AIDCU


Staples sent mine in about 2 days, no shipping.  Drives my Garmin Vista HCx very nicely via the standard USB cable.

Hope this helps,

Greg  KO6TH

> Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 23:17:06 -0600
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> From: needhame1 at plateautel.net
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] GPS Power and RS232
> At 04:07 PM 3/16/2008, Chuck Gooden wrote:
>>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.
>          Most XM radios use a cigar lighter plug to power them with 
> 5VDC.  Find a broken radio with a good cord and you're in business.
>          BEWARE!  Sirius uses 12VDC!  At least MINE does.
>>Also can some one tell me if a serial data from a GPS can be tapped 
>>to go to the THD700 AND a laptop?
>          I believe you can use a simply "Y" connection and be OK.
>          7 3
>          Earl
> KD5XB -- Earl Needham
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