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[aprssig] Can I run a GPS18 from the +5v on the USB cable ?

Jason Winningham jdw at eng.uah.edu
Sat Apr 29 12:16:31 UTC 2006


On Apr 29, 2006, at 6:48 AM, Andrew Rich wrote:

> Can I run a GPS18 from the +5v on the USB cable ?

Assuming it's an 18LVC or an 18PC with the regulator (inside cig  
lighter plug) chopped off, yes.

> What is USB supposed to be able to deliver in current ?

Max 500mA per device, IIRC.  It shouldn't have any trouble with the  
18.  Another data point is the 18USB, which runs off USB power (too  
bad that one won't NMEA).

-Jason
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