A personal site to share my finds with the users of the PPC DELL AXIM X5 and the GPS GARMIN ETREX VENTURE for their use during mountain bike rides.
This cable is a unidirectional cable, it works for the information flow GPS towards Axim
Unidirectional = GPS - > Axim.
Only this information flow is necessary when you use your Etrex as an antenna GPS (example : Tomtom in protocol NMEA).
This personnal cable connects directly between Dell Axim and Etrex, it replaces requiring assembly : the serial cable Garmin, the serial cable Dell and an adapter to connect these 2 cables.
If you want to use your Axim with GPS software
with exchange of roads, tracks or waypoints with Etrex : this cable
will not work, because for these exchanges of data is needed
a bidirectional communication
Bidirectionnel = GPS <-> AXIM
For an bidirectional assembly : to realize an assembly with base of circuit Max 232, see 1 link at the end of page.
Connectors come from godamic
The only difficulty is the soldering of
the pins of the connector Axim, they are very small, don't make a mistake
about brooch or shunt, I use a Weller 15 watts.
I included assembly in the cover of the Axim's connector. And respected rigorously the wiring of the diagram.
How does it work ?
Etrex Venture :
- Input NMEA/Output NMEA
Setting Axim :
- Tom Tom navigator GPS or Garmin Etrex
- Serial cable in COM1
For information this assembly was conceived,
tested and realized, so it is guaranteed functional. It is used with a
Dell Axim X5 BASIC, a GPS GARMIN ETREX VENTURE and Tomtom 2.
The opened connector seen with 2 sides and cable connected with 2 connected and synchronized devices.
Useful links :
To order connectors : gomadic
To find the pinout of Axim's connector : bevhoward
To find the pinout of Etrex's connector : lexicon
Adaptator bidirectional using Max232 : podge
Adaptator unidirectional with serial cable Dell and serial cable Garmin : player5667