USB to RS-232
USB to RS-232 (9-pin Serial Port) Converter is an intelligent, stackable expansion
module that allows connection of any GPS unit to the USB port of a PC when used
with the appropriate PC serial interface cable.
use with GARMIN's eMap or eTrex series, either the eMap/eTrex
PC Interface Cable or eMap/eTrex
Combination Cable is also required. Other GARMIN units require
the PC Interface Cable
or PC Combination Cable
to connect the GPS to the Converter Cable. Magellan units require
either the Magellan
PC Data Cable or Combination
The Converter connects to a PC USB port or USB hub via the USB port, providing
one RS-232 (male) serial port. The converter allows connectivity for GPS units
to newer PCs that do not have serial ports and will support transfer rates from
1200 to 115.2 baud. The Converter DOES NOT provide USB-speed data transfer
rates. For USB-speed programming of GARMIN data cards use the USB
Data Card Programmer.
1.8 m cable has a USB plug on one end (to connect to the PC) and a serial connector
on other (to accept the serial plug on the cable from the GPS unit). Does
not provide direct connection between GPS and PC.
drive (to load drivers)
Mouse or other pointing device
USB Serial Bus port (USB), Type A (downstream)
Windows 98, Windows
ME or Windows 2000 operating system.
The Beta Windows XP driver available
for download from this page MAY enable this Converter to work with your
XP system, but please refer to the cautionary note below. The USB to RS-232 Converter
is not designed to operate with Windows 95 or Windows NT.
Installation and set up of drivers for USB to RS-232
Converter Cables may not be straightforward with all operating system/computer/software
combinations. If the cable you purchase is incompatible with your particular setup
and requirements it can be returned to us. Please keep all packaging and documentation
to ensure straightforward return and credit. Call 1-800-585-9331 for an RMA# if
with CDROM containing USB Device Drivers for Windows 98/ME and 2000, (Windows
XP drivers available for download on this page), Installation Guide.
Drivers & Support
Garmin USB Converter:
XP Driver available for download here USBSerial.zip
for Windows XP Driver
Other Drivers for USB to Serial Adapters Can't find the driver software you need for your USB to Serial Port adapter? Try SerialGear.com