Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-11-2010, 13:02   #1
Registered User
alibaba.e's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Gabriola BC Canada
Boat: Morgan 41 Out Island "Sugar Bear"
Posts: 48
Connectig GPS to Computer

Want to connect my Lowrance 5M chart plotter GPS to my computor. The connector plug coming from GPS has 3 wires, red, yellow, and black. What pins do they connect to on the 9 pin port on the computer.

alibaba.e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2010, 13:48   #2
Registered User
sabray's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Wash DC
Posts: 3,169
try this also here's the link to the on line manual
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	rs232.jpg
Views:	2210
Size:	44.7 KB
ID:	20934  
sabray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2010, 14:47   #3
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Cruz
Boat: Boatless Again
Posts: 3,718
The black will definitely go to pin 5, and either the red or the yellow will go to pin 2--whichever your GPS manual says is NMEA out (probably red). It won't hurt to try either way.

Note that most modern computers do not have a 9-pin RS232 serial port. If yours doesn't, you will need a serial to USB converter, which should be available for about $20.
donradcliffe is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MaxSea Locks Out GPS when Computer Goes into Standby cfpcfpcfp Navigation 3 23-05-2010 10:35
Furuno GPS - 'GPS Week Number Rollover' bitman Navigation 0 25-11-2009 03:53
Garmin GPS Won't Talk to Computer Blue Charts? luke timmerye Marine Electronics 11 27-08-2009 08:34
Basic GPS, computer, and e-charts...??? Connemara Navigation 16 19-01-2007 14:55
GPS Chart Plotter Different Position than Computer Jon D Navigation 9 12-09-2005 10:43

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:47.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.