From:
"Ethan Upper" <gps@ethanandsam.com>
Sent: 1/16/2001 9:08:45 AM
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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.

-Ethan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Guy Hammer"
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Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 8:55 AM
Subject: Re: [gpsstash] PS2 connector pin outs and voltages???


> On Mon, 15 Jan 2001, chuckw@silverlink.net 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, guyh@teleport.com
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