My apologies if this is redundant information, however after not seeing this GPS puck
in the "supplementary hardware" of the manual I thought I should post my results for documentation
The Dual XGPS150A ( Universal Bluetooth GPS Receiver for Today
) is a Bluetooth connected, mini-usb charged hockey puck GPS
of solid performance that works well with the iPad
. I have used it with both car navigation
and with Navionics
. It has a switch by the mini-USB socket that selects either ios or other (read standard) communication protocol.
There is little info on the web either forums
, youtube or the non-existent Dual support forum on its use with windows other than a few comments that it either could not be got to work, or that it could, but with difficulty.
I have one, and this is how you set it up..
1. Select "non-ios" by sliding the mini dip type switch towards the mini USB socket
2. Turn on the XGPS150 and set your laptop
to add new BT device. It will discover the XGPS and connect.
3. Windows will then try to install a device driver, and fail. There will be an "!" warning on the device icon.
4. In START>DEVICES & PRINTERS; right click on the XGPS icon and select "properties"
5. In SERVICES; Uncheck Wireless iAP and Check Serial
Port, you will see a com port identified. hit OK
6. The "!" warning will have gone
7. In OpenCPN
select the com port seen in the device profile and it will work... the XGPS150A provides updates on a once per second basis.