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MarvinGomes

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Converting Holux USB GPS Receiver to Serial
« on: October 24, 2019, 03:55:24 AM »
No idea where to ask this so I've come here. Point me in another direction if there's a better sub.

Question:

I have an old Holux USB GPS receiver. I think the model is GM-210. I have no use for it as a USB device, but do need it to go into a D-sub 9 port.

Can I just snip the USB end off of it, take the power leads and re-terminate them to a 5 VDC source, then take the other 2 TX/RX wires and terminate those to the D-sub?

Will that work?

Boyd

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Re: Converting Holux USB GPS Receiver to Serial
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2019, 08:48:12 AM »
Doubt that you'll find the answer here, these forums are for the support of the free maps at GPSFiledepot. Not sure where else to ask, 5 or 10 years ago there would have been lots of places, but today the same sites are mostly ghost towns. LaptopGPSWorld is the only site I can think of, but I wouldn't hold out too much hope...

http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/hardware

jolly47roger

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Re: Converting Holux USB GPS Receiver to Serial
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2019, 11:03:02 PM »
There is a utility software - GPSU - that interfaces with many types of GPS unit. Maybe post the question in their user forum. www.gpsu.co.uk

 

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