[aprssig] Nuvi 350 - D710 error message

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Jun 1 13:28:18 EDT 2011

On 6/1/2011 10:05 AM, Sam Guccione wrote:
> Keith, I would try connecting the GTRANS cable to a usb port but none of my
> four computers has a miniusb port not do I have a mini to regular usb
> interface connector. I will look for one. Sam
  You will never find a PC with a mini-USB connector on it's back panel.

USB is a master-slave (a.k.a. "client/server") protocol.  Unlike classic serial 
ports, the two ends of a USB connection are not equal.

USB cables always have different connectors on the two ends to prevent users 
from accidentally trying to connect two masters together or two slaves 
together.    The master connector on the computer end is always the wide flat 
so-called "A" connector.     The cable end facing the client is the 
square-with-beveled-corners "B" connector.  Or in newer small-box gadgets like 
cell phones, digicams and GPS units, the 5-contact "mini-B" connector, or the 
even smaller 4-contact "micro-B" connector is used.  Any cable to attach these 
devices to their computer master or host will always have the large flat "A" 
connector on the other end.

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