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Which USB to RS-232 serial adapter?
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EmmEff
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Oct 18, 2004, 12:47 PM
 
The Keyspan is the most expensive, but presumably one of the more compatible ones. There are all sorts of cheapies on eBay. Will any of those work?

I want to connect my Garmin eTrex Vista GPS to my iBook.
     
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Oct 18, 2004, 09:43 PM
 
Not all of them work, but I know that the better keyspan one's do. The best advice I can offer is to find a forum based on your gps and then ask there, as there's more likelyhood of people having tried the different models on your particular gps.

FWIW, I have a keyspan adapter and it works with both my gps's, my heart rate monitor and my pronto remote control. Well worth the $35.

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Oct 18, 2004, 09:50 PM
 
I think it might just be safer to go with the Keyspan... $35 won't kill me for the best compatibility. Thanks
     
   
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