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Data cable for etrex

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Hi All

 

I seem to have misplaced my serial data cable for the etrex. It has that flat plug with 4 contacts. The cable that garmin will sell me for an exorbitant price. I bought one from a guy who makes them up for R200 (Still expensive but a lot cheaper than garmin)

 

Does anyone have one lying about that they no longer use - it really is essential as with out it my yellow etrex becomes a dog and I have to load caches by hand and can't download tracklogs.

 

I intended to take it overseas with me but never saw it during my travels so I assumed I left it at home - but I can't locate it at the moment.

 

Thanks

 

Trev

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Have you searched the internet for instructions to make your own cable? It can be done although it might not look as pretty as a Garmin cable. If you're desperate enough, then surely, a home-made cable is better than no cable?

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Have you searched the internet for instructions to make your own cable? It can be done although it might not look as pretty as a Garmin cable. If you're desperate enough, then surely, a home-made cable is better than no cable?

 

Yes Andre! it is easiy enough to make from an old credit card to make the plastic part and a old serial mouse cable - then no soldering is required!!!!\

 

I think it only uses 3 of the wires!

 

Any one have a old serial mouse they no longer need - will be going to a good cause! Or any other

 

I did email the pfranc for SA Kalle, the guy who I bought my cable from, but sadly he has not replied - on his website he states Larry pfranc number 1 and manufacturer of the plugs has passed away so I am not sure where that leaves the project. I will keep trying to reach Kalle or another pfranc

 

http://www.pfranc.com/

 

Trev

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There used to be few hanging around near Rhodes Memorial - don't know if they are still there?

 

Ha Ha - Mouse hunt!

 

Not done it yet!!!

 

Trev

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