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[aprssig] GPS FIX MOUNT FOR MOBILE USE???????????

Jason Winningham jdw at eng.uah.edu
Fri Jun 24 02:37:24 UTC 2005


On Jun 23, 2005, at 8:39 PM, Ed L. Locklear, KF4CHG wrote:

> One other caveat on the GPS18 PC/LVC units, DO NOT USE MORE THAN 5VDC! 
> If anyone were to plug into 12VDC they surely will have a hockey puck.

I have bought and used multiple units of the PC and the LVC. The PC and 
the LVC are different units (out of the box, anyway).

If you plug the 18-PCs cigarette lighter plug into a cigarette lighter 
socket, nothing bad will happen.

The GPS18-PC cigarette lighter plug expects standard automotive 
voltages; the specs say 8 to 30 VDC.  The lighter plug contains the 
regulator, so if you remove it, the remaining wires expect a regulated 
5V (4.0 - 5.5 VDC).

If you chop the cable off of a GPS18-PC between the GPS and the split, 
you have a GPS18-LVC.

-Jason
kg4wsv





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