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Garmin GPS 18x

Manufacturer: Garmin
Measurement Category: Location
Operating Environment: Above Water, Splash Zone, Dry Enclosed Space
Version(s): GPS 18x PC: DB-9 pin connector with 12 V cigarette lighter adapter - NMEA or Garmin outputGPS 18x USB: A-style USB connector - Garmin format onlyGPS 18x LVC: bare wire - NMEA or Garmin output, with PPS outputGPS 18x 5Hz: provides a 5 Hz update rate.
Mounting: Magnetic; Mounting Plate; Suction Cup; 1 x M3 threaded hole
Communication Protocol: RS-232, USB
Operating Mode: Free Streaming
Power Supply Type: VDC
Power Specification: 4.0 VDC - 5.5 VDC (90 mA typ)


High-sensitivity, 12-parallel-channel, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver is available in CMOS-level serial or USB 2.0 full-speed versions and comes with an integrated magnetic base. The puck-like receiver is 2.4" (6.1 cm) in diameter and weighs just a few ounces. Offered in 3 cable ocnfigurations.

Instrument Measurements

  • Geodetic Position (Position)

Measurement Specifications
Standard (SPS): < 15 m (95% time); DGPS (WAAS enabled); < 3 m (95% time);Both formats: Velocity: 0.1 knot RMS steady;1 Hz standard update rate (5 Hz version available)

Optional Sensors

No optional sensors provided. Please add sensors.

Notes, Considerations & Recommendations

Hardware mounts available. Voltage and current specs vary by connector type, those lister are for LVC (raw wire).

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