GPS 18 OEM for 996. Plug issues.

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pointy

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I know that the above GPS works with the 996 radio. What I want to know is can you get a serial to USB adaptor so that the GPS gets its power from the radio instead of the cigarette lighter adaptor supplied with the GPS?

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pointy said:
I know that the above GPS works with the 996 radio. What I want to know is can you get a serial to USB adaptor so that the GPS gets its power from the radio instead of the cigarette lighter adaptor supplied with the GPS?

Thanks You.
I haven't tried that on mine, but I doubt the GPS18PC or the scanners USB jack is physically wired that way. I do know that the cigarette lighter plug is also neccessary because it drops the voltage down from 12 volts DC to 5v.
 

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Hmmm. You are right in saying that it may not get any power out of the adaptor....Guess they made them that way for a reason.

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The BCT996 doesn't have any USB signalling, it's only the connector style that could be misstaken for a mini USB. Both rear and front connectors are plain serial RS232.

I've made an internal 5v stab modification to my BCT15 to power a GPS without having to fiddle around with an extra cigg plug. Pictures can be found in the BCT15 yahoogroups forum.

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