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Openplotter hardware (GPS receiver)
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Anybody knows about possibility of using GPS USB receiver as GPS receiver?
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#2
It should be okay, as long as you give it enough power. You may have to plug it into a powered USB hub. That's what I do with this one.

I'm just about to change over to this. It requires external 5v supply and an RS-232 converter, but it can be mounted on a stern rail and should give better sensitivity. I chose the RS232 version because I ultimately want to run it through an RS485 converter and directly output NMEA strings.
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#3
tested a few all have worked out of the box strait into the pi no power problems at all
mare liberum
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#4
Thanks for all. I want to buy it for using in openplotter.
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#5
The one in your post works out of the box in my set-up.
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#6
I used one of these gps usb on board for a 4 weeks summer cruise, without any inconvenient. On my (aluminium) boat is a big plexiglas "buble" (1 sqm) under which it is located. It is connected through a powered usb hub, and it worked flawlessly without even powering the hub !
I guess in a fiberglass boat you can locate it under the deck, far from any metallic gear, avoiding any corrosion or water inlet.
Config : RPi 3, OP 1.1
Cordialement
Didier B





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