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20: Cut the length of the GPS cable
On my compact mount, the HEQ5 I don't want any unnecessary long cables. The cable to the GPS dongle is very long, I want to cut it down if it's possible.
This is the GPS dongle I have, it only work in Windows 7, but it's the old PL2303 chip. In Linux I have got it to work properly.
More about GPS navigation:
It's the common but old model BU-353.
A look inside the GPS dongle:
The cable is very long to this unit, can it be shortened in a easy way ?
Open the lid on the backside, hold by five screws.
The satellite receiver.
Behind the receiver, the cable is glued in place which make it difficult.
I cut the cable at the GPS end, but recommend to do it at the USB contact instead.
It's very narrow space here and the cable is glued into the GPS chassi. I solder together the two cables I got when I cut earlier.
After a lot of efforts I got it together again.
I use one of the holes I have made in the tube rings to place a steel screw, it will hold the GPS module in place which has a magnet.
Much better now when I got rid of the long cable.