[ntp:questions] Re: Looking for time sync hardware supported under Linux for under $400?

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk.invalid
Fri Jan 20 09:23:13 UTC 2006

Hal Murray wrote:
>> Terje, what's the power consumption?
>> Low enough to steal power from the RS-232 port?
> Garmin's data sheet says the GPS 18-LVC takes 60 mA.
> TI's data sheet for the MAX207 says typical short circuit current
> is 10 mA.
> It wants between 4 and 5.5 V.  Even if you find a driver with enough
> current, there is no guarantee that the voltage will be reasonable.
> Probably better to use the USB trick.  I've seen similar hacks
> stealing power from the keyboard/mouse connectors.
> On the other hand, I have a SIIG CyberPro/CyberSerial PCI 4S that
> has jumpers setup to feed out 5V or 12V on some pin.  The
> documentation doesn't say which pin or how much current.

Thanks, Hal.  I hadn't checked the consumption - it was just an idea to 
make the installation even neater if possible.


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