Rino 120 Data Cable

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    GlennMc

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    I have a Rino 120 that has been around for at least 15 years and I’m quite happy with it. I have however lost the original serial data cable and it seems like they are discontinued. Does anyone know of a source or have one for sale?
    Thanks in advance, Glenn
     
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    You will find it very difficult to find this item, I think the Rino 120 has a similar (but not the same) connector to the GPS12, GPS38, GPSmap60, GPSMap176 etc. Like this :-

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    The Rino 120 connector appears to have a 'Flat' section (shown in blue) making it unique, the 4 connectors seem to have the same function, I'm guessing it has a different shape connector because the other units use 12 Volts or more and the Rino 120 is only 4.5 Volts

    You will also have problems connecting the Rino 120 to a modern computer as they no longer have serial (RS232) ports so you would also needs a serial to USB converter like this one :-

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    Thanks for responding. I can find a few used 120’s on the market that have a cable with them so I may go that route. I have used a serial port adapter in the past and will do the same. I read somewhere on this site that there is a 32 bit / 64 bit OS issue that could be a problem but I don’t know. I don’t want to buy a new one at $650 to replace a perfectly good gps just because Garmin considers it outdated.
     
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    Yes, I found that it is best to look for a serial to USB converter that works on the operating system you have on your computer, for example the one in the picture will work on Windows XP but nothing newer, so if you have say Windows 10 or 11 make sure the seller states it will work on those operating systems
     
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