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festy
21st June 2005, 03:34 PM
Pfranc (http://pfranc.com/) offer plugs for Garmin units on a pledge system, usually around $15 a pair. I have a couple of their plugs and they seem to be of better quality than the ones fitted to OEM cables.
Grab an old serial mouse, a random phone charger from Disk Smith's bargain bin and a soldering iron, and you've got a very cheap power/data setup for less than $10.

Dooghan
28th June 2005, 04:59 PM
You can also get them for the same price from gpsoz (http://www.gpsoz.com.au/) using the pledge system. They are just a resaler for Pfranc. I did the same as you festy but I just made 3 of them. 1 for the pc, 1 for the Palm to the pc and a data/power for the Palm/gps. Just don't know why anyone would go and buy one when it is so easy to make one :D

Dooghan

bushie
1st August 2005, 09:14 PM
Brian at GPSOZ is pretty quick to get the plugs out (or at least he used to be)

TuffRR
9th August 2005, 03:54 PM
I wish i knew that before i spent $70 on the Garmin one. :rolleyes:

Dooghan
9th August 2005, 04:39 PM
I wish i knew that before i spent $70 on the Garmin one. :rolleyes:remember google is your friend :D

Nicko
18th August 2005, 02:16 AM
Remember you can buy them here at GPS Australia for around $25 and not disimilar to the geniune article, meaning it's moulded for improved durability.