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  • Holux GR-213 ps/2

    I bought this gps receiver on ebay thinking it was the usb one. Is this one that much worse then the USB? Do I just need a ps/2 to USB adapter to make it work? Sorry for the newb questions!

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    I don't think it works that way, as it's not true PS/2. It just uses the same type of mini-DIN connector.
    If I'm wrong, someone corect me.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      Originally posted by DarquePervert
      I don't think it works that way, as it's not true PS/2. It just uses the same type of mini-DIN connector.
      If I'm wrong, someone corect me.

      Yea, it uses a mini-DIN connector.

      So what are my options?

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      • #4
        While I can't verify that it worked, there was a guy on ebay selling a globalsat br-355, which uses the same kind of connector, he was selling it with a normal ps/2 to serial converter. He claimed it worked. If that's true, than it should be wired like a normal ps/2 connector. Now it could be that in fact that it didn't work and he was full of it, or it could be the that the holux is wired differently in the connector. However, a ps/2 to usb converter is pretty inexpensive, I'd say it worth a try. Worst come to worst, you might try contacting semsons as they carry the gr-213, maybe they can sell you usb cable attacment for it. If not, you could try globalsat, as I suspect the gr-213 and br-355 are identical, just packaged slightly different by holux and globalsat.

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        • #5
          Anyone else?

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          • #6
            I have been researching the Holux recievers for my Palm Zire 31. And alot of them are coming with PS/2 to USB adapters so they can be used with a laptop or carputer.

            Hope I was able to help.....Let me know how it works out for you.
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            • #7
              i reserched this exact one and i noticed that you need a specal adapter hears what you need

              http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=9721387953

              minus the car lighter adapter.

              personaly i just bought the Holux-213U, u for USB, i almost made the same mistake as you did.
              Life Dosn't come with a reset button, if it did you might as well turn the game off.

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