[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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