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    Unhappy Now getting problems with my BU-303

    Hi Guys...

    OK just about finished my VanPC install...

    Now I'm getting problems with my BU-303...

    BLOODY TYPICAL!...GPS is the main reason for building this VanPC

    OK I’m not looking for “OH ditch it and buy a decent GPS” answers…I’m looking for a bit of advice from BU-303 users…

    My system is:

    EMIA M10000
    256 Ram
    3.5” drive
    Lilliput 7” touchscreen
    BU-303 USB GPS Mouse
    PW-120-M

    Today I installed the BU-303…which took a while…it seems to have installed in as a USB to serial port adapter…gonna have to check and see what it loaded as to my laptop….as this does not ring a bell…

    Today I finally got the system to the test stage…and on the road…

    I placed the BU-303 where I usually put it when I was working with my laptop…and it took time to acquire satellites….quite a while actually…then when on the road..it was dropping satellites even in clear skies with no buildings near by.

    I checked it with InfoMap Navigator 4…and Destinator 3 through Frodoplayer…also with GPS info…and although most of the time the LED wasn’t flashing…at one point…the LED was flashing…and GPS info told me that there was no lock.

    I have noticed that the BU-303 is powered all the time from the PSU (PW-120-M).

    I’m just wondering if maybe…the BU-303…just needs rebooting….and all will be well…maybe it’s as simple as that?...After all…it hasn’t been powered down since I installed the drivers...and all the problems I was having today…but I'm now only thinking about this...will try this in the morining...

    Anyone got a similar system…and can give me any advice…on how I should be going about trying to resolve these problems…or how they use there system?

    Also…was the BU-303 is powered…how long will it take to drain my battery?

    Thanks in Advance to you all!

    vintageb3

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    OK So I got to my VanPc again today...

    The GPS is working since I rebooted the GPS...silly me!...I should have done that initially...but to be honest...I did not realize the USB ports are powered all the time.

    I’m going to fit a master switch to cut power to the PC anyway….so this will mean that USB devices will be powered down…and will give my battery a rest.

    Sometimes I’m away on business for a month at a time…so knowing that everything is off…gives peace of mind…

    Thanks to all who read this…and I hope it helps someone.

    vintageb3

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    interferance

    if you place the BU303 near the lilliput, it might drop out because of the interferance caused by the lilli (and in my case, a xenarc).

    just a thought if it continues too drop out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishy
    if you place the BU303 near the lilliput, it might drop out because of the interferance caused by the lilli (and in my case, a xenarc).

    just a thought if it continues too drop out.
    AH!...Well that may tie in Fishy...I was trying the BU-303 right next to the lilliput on that ocaasion....the next day...I did move it away.

    What would you recomend as a safe distance?...it's now about 18" away...and seems to be OK..

    Thanks so much for your input!

    vintageb3

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    Look at my post on the bottom to solve this

    GPS dropouts caused by xenarc?

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