[aprssig] Garmin GPS 18 question

Keith - VE7GDH ve7gdh at rac.ca
Tue Sep 13 15:12:10 CDT 2005

Scott N1VG wrote on Sept 13 2005

> I see that the GPS 18 PC takes up to 30 volts. Does anyone
> know if the regulation is done in the unit itself, or is it in the
> cable? In  other words, if you cut off the cable, is the PC the
> same as the LVC version?

The regulator is in the cig lighter plug. If you cut it off on the GPS
side of where the "Y" is in the cable, it will be just like a GPS18
LVC but with a shorter cable. You would then have to provide the
+ 5 V required for the GPS.

73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"

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