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by Art
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70
Replies: 15
Views: 397

Re: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70

Doh! Got device software mixed up with the GPS module software.
by Art
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70
Replies: 15
Views: 397

Re: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70

Why would they do that unless reversing a change that didn’t work out?
Even then, it should be 2.95 or something because I doubt they removed every change for 2.90.
by Art
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Garmin serial cable
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Garmin serial cable

I pulled apart a USB OTG card reader to get a USB micro plug,
made my own adapter, and then the 66 said also work with the cable. Thanks :)
by Art
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Garmin serial cable
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Garmin serial cable

I’ve found the GPS also needs to be externally powered.
You wouldn’t be able to tell with the cable intact because the PCB in the cable also needs power,
but if you only disconnect power to the GPS on the GPS USB connector side, it decides not to send or receive NMEA sentences.
by Art
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Garmin serial cable
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Garmin serial cable

I think now that gruen was talking about the extra pin for USB OTG, which the serial cable does have, and is connected. The sheath should be connected too, but it would probably still work without it. I “think” I’ve removed the potting without ruining it. There’s nothing proprietary in the cable’s e...
by Art
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Garmin serial cable
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Garmin serial cable

Ok the outer sheath isn’t connected straight through on my adapter.
Will report back when it’s sorted.
by Art
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Garmin serial cable
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Garmin serial cable

It doesn’t work is the point :D at least for the 66. It isn’t supposed to, but I’d like ti supported. I thought the 66 wasn’t on the list of supported devices simply because it has micro USB connector, but that’s not the case. Even with mini->micro USB adapter it doesn’t work. For a compatible devic...
by Art
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Garmin serial cable
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Garmin serial cable

Hi :) I don’t know if you’d call it an issue, but I wish the Garmin external power/serial data cable worked with the 66. It supports the 64 and Oregons, and several others, but even with mini to micro USB adapter, no go with the 66. If there’s some request list, I’d appreciate it being added. I assu...
by Art
Thu May 16, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Would you buy the 66?
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Would you buy the 66?

I found it absolutely useless to start with, but now it’s getting there. Took 6 months tho.