Re: [gpsstash] PS2 connector pin outs and voltages???
I concur. There's no problem with powering devices from the PS/2 port. I would just check the allowable current limits before doing so.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Guy Hammer" To: Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 8:55 AM Subject: Re: [gpsstash] PS2 connector pin outs and voltages???
> On Mon, 15 Jan 2001, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: > > That may not be a very good idea. You'll be drawing a lot more current > > through the motherboard to drive the GPS. It won't be enough by itself to > > fry it, but it will heat things up a bit more. > > My DeLorme Tripmate has run many, many hours powered by the mouse port > (similar to a PS2 keyboard port) on my laptop without any noticeable ill > effects. > -- > Guy Hammer, email@example.com > http://www.teleport.com/~guyh > -- > 5:55am up 9 days, 10:04, 5 users, load average: 1.00, 1.00, 1.00 > > The gpsstash page > http://www.geocaching.com > The GPS Stash Hunt page. > http://www.triax.com/~yngwie/gps.html > > GeoCache HQ > http://www.braveheart.com.au > GPS Stash Hunt FAQ : > http://www.triax.com/~yngwie/stashfaq.txt > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: > firstname.lastname@example.org > > >