[time-nuts] Another Trimble Thunderbolt-like GPS?

Ed Palmer ed_palmer at sasktel.net
Mon Dec 19 11:47:34 EST 2011


Seems unlikely.  They were probably scrapped rather than resold because 
the original application is obsolete.  Also, it would be a significant 
job to take the module apart so that you could cut off the connector so 
neatly.  There are easier and faster ways to prevent reuse.  Maybe the 
connector pins were gold plated and that batch got recycled before they 
could be rescued.

Ed


On 12/19/2011 10:05 AM, EWKehren at aol.com wrote:
> Connectors cut off so it can not be used in its original application?
> Bert Kehren
>
> In a message dated 12/19/2011 10:55:31 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> ed_palmer at sasktel.net writes:
>
> It's not  paranoia if it's true!  :-)
>
> Take a look at the pictures for #  270725678037 .  These boards don't
> have the connector cut off of the  corner of the board.  Good eyes.
>
> Ed
>
>
> On 12/19/2011 12:47  AM, Peter Bell wrote:
>> Most of the parts (and their grouping) seem the  same as the NTPX26AB -
>> which based on my quick play with one seems to  have basically the same
>> hardware as a Thunderbolt.  The only  strange thing I noticed was that
>> although it would work with the  Trimble tbolt software Lady Heather
>> couldn't recognize  it.
>>
>> Maybe I'm being paranoid, but looking at that photo it  looks like part
>> of the board has been cut off - this would also  explain the slightly
>> evasive "I'll tell you where the power goes after  you buy it".  Of
>> course, this won't necessarily stop it from  working, but it might be
>> worth checking.
>>
>>   Regards,
>>
>> Pete
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at  12:41 PM, Chris Albertson
>> <albertson.chris at gmail.com>    wrote:
>>> There are some Trimble GPS receivers on eBay.    They say "10Mhz 1pps"
>>> but they are not Thunderbolts.  These  are an A4 sized PCB, no
>>> enclosure.  The seller says it takes  48VDC to run.  Seems reasonable
>>> as there is a large DC/DC  power converter in the board.
>>>
>>> Anyone know more?   How to they compare to the Thunderbolt?
>>>
>>> Good photos at  Auction #300628220912
>>> --
>>>
>>> Chris  Albertson
>>> Redondo Beach,  California
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