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[aprssig] Best way to hookup Garmin 276c

Dave Schwartz davenpat at sympatico.ca
Sun Mar 26 22:51:58 UTC 2006


I'm using the 276c (with City Select 7 too). Both serial ports (and 
power and voice) are in the same jack but and the USB is below it. You 
can download the manual from the Garmin website and have a look.

Your best bet is to use the supplied pigtail cable. I've got mine hooked 
into an unused switched circuit with external power on/off set. I 
canibalized a cheap PC speaker for the audio and am using COM2 for NMEA.

Michael J. Wolthuis wrote:

>I just got a Garmin 276c and I don't have it yet, but I want to get the
>right cables ordered.   I know it comes with the USB cable and I bought
>Mapsource v7.0 to load it.  It also comes with 010-10513-00 which has bare
>wires for data, power and audio.  I really want the audio and this would
>require external speaker, but I like the idea of using the speaker in the
>cigarette lighter adapter.
>
>So my question is, can you use both 010-10514-00 the mini garmin connector
>to DB9 and the 010-10512-00 power adapter with speaker somehow?
>
>What I need is audio, power, data for APRS (NMEA output) and USB to
>laptop/mobile computer.
>
>Best ways found out there?
>
>Mike
>Kb8zgl
>
>  
>


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