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Holux GPSslim 236 charging problems

Hi I have a Holux 236 paired with my M3100 PDA. All works well, except for a problem with in-car charging. The Holux charges fine in the car with the supplied mini-USB connector. The Holux charger does not though charge the M3100. I bought a mini-USB Y cable to charge both. It charges the M3100 fine (through either connector) but hangs the Holux so I have to take the battery out to reboot. There seem to be two possible reasons: I found the following on a forum, "We measured voltage coming from different charging cables. Both USB-miniUSB cables for our two GPS's has the same output (pin 1 +5V, pin 5 ground). Both RJ11-miniUSB cables (for our two PDA cradles) also has the same output, but the 5V and ground were opposite (pin 1 ground, pin 5 +5V). It explains why cable didn't work with Holux GPS's and worked with our PDA. It looks like the PDA might have a built-in rectifier so you can charge it either way, but Holux model doesn't." I am not sure about that. I think the problem may be to do with pin 2. The Holux spec notes: A/1 = GND B/2 = NC C/3 = +DATA D/4 = -DATA E/5 = +5v I think the PDA cables have pins 1 & 2 linked - telling the phone "This is not a USB power supply" so the phone charges the battery at its maximum safe rate. I think grounding pin 2 causes a problem for the Holux, despite it noting pin 2 "n/c". I have thought of trying to disconnect pin 2 inside the Holux to see if it fixes it but it would not be easy without risking damage. Can you throw any light on this? Thanks in anticipation Michael

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Go to the Holux support website at:
http://www.holux.com/JCore/en/support/downloadCenter.jsp

NOTE: All quote marks are added by me for emphasis only.

Under the "Select products Catagory" dropdown choose "GPS Receiver/Data Logger".
Under the "Select products series" dropdown choose "Mouse Type GPS Receiver" and

click on Submit. A new page opens showing various receivers. Scroll down to the GR-213u

GPS Receiver and see the one called "GR-213u Driver Program-Vista Driver". It is of a type

of file compression called "rar" which may require a unzip program. I use a free program,

"Secure Zip for Windows". Click on the little yellow box at the far right of the "GR-213u

Driver Program-Vista Driver" line. It will be labeled "9618869.rar". Save the file.
It should be found by clicking on the Vista START and then your user name & should be in

the "Downloads" folder as "9618869.rar".
Creat a new folder for the actual unzipped file by clicking on the the Vista START Icon

& then "Documents". Click on the "Organize" tab & then on the dropdown "New Folder".
Name the new folder "Holux Vista Drvr" & then open it.
Now back at the "Downloads" folder open (Unzip) the "9618869.rar" file. Copy the new

folder "GR-213u Driver Program-Vista Driver" to the "Holux Vista Drvr" folder you created

in "Documents", so that you can later delete all those files that may have built up in

"Downloads"folder from doing lots of downloading.
Open the "GR-213u Driver Program-Vista Driver" folder & see the setup file

"PL2303_Prolific_Vista_3301.exe". The size should be about 2724 KB. Open it to start the

driver install. Now you are almost done.
After Vista has done its driver install, go to "Control Panel" & open "Device Manager".

Now plug in your Holux GR-213 & the "Device Manager" should now show a new entry

called "Ports (COM & LPT). Click on the little + sign to expand it & you should see

"Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port (COM#)". The # represents your Comm Port number

used by the Holux. Right click on "Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port (COM#)" & click on

the dropdown "Properties". Click on the tab "Port Settings"at the top of the "Properties"

window. Change the value in "Bits per second" from 9600 to 4800 & click OK.
Hopefully you have installed the Holux Utility "GPS Viewer" with a shortcut on the

desktop. Open the "GPS Viewer" & click on "Scan". A new window "GPS Scanning" opens

showing GPS found at the same Comm Port # that shows in the "Device Manager". Click on

OK & the scan window closes now showing the same Comm Port#. Click on "Open GPS" &

then on "Cold Start or Warm Start" & all the satellites found should show up. You can close

the "GPS Viewer" & all the other open windows. If all went as described any software you

used with Win XP using GPS should work OK now with Vista.
Now run your software (MS S&T or whatever) & make sure its GPS Settings show the same

Comm Port# as in "GPS Viewer" & baud rate of 4800.

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