[ntp:questions] Re: Looking for time sync hardware supported under Linux for under $400?
davep at hmgcc.gov.uk
Wed Jan 18 10:54:32 UTC 2006
Hal Murray wrote:
> [Context is Garmin GPS-18LVC]
> But why bother. Just plug it in. It won't have as much noise
> rejection as real RS-232 but it will work fine unless you need
> a long cable. (If you need a long cable you have other problems
> to worry about.)
> Mine is working fine.
The other neat trick (also mentioned here in the past) is to take power
for the GPS from a USB port on the server. The GPS-18LVC needs 5v at
about 100mA which a USB port should easily support.
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