confused256

Member Since: October 30, 2009

Country: United States

  • Product GPS-08621 | about 4 years ago

    Excellent piece. Started with no external programming required. Did have to make a TTL converter from IC3232(3.3v) to RS232. Worked perfect with computer mapping set at 4800 NMEA. First fix took several mins. Cold start takes about 1min, memory battery didn’t seem to decrease this time any.
    Caution! Use extreme care with the antenna mounting on this unit. The antenna isn’t mounted/glued/attached very well. Only secured by two nano solder joints on board. I had to take the little shield off and repair nano circuit traces and capacitor that had broken off with very little pressure. Unsure of the value of cap but soldered in .1uf and unit works again. If possible glue the back side(opposite the logo) were white antenna mounting tab attaches to board and solder a brace from shield to shield. If you mount this through a case with ABS shield for antenna it will put a lot of stress on the circuit board if not secured really well to case.

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