Magellan Explorist GC FAQ: Cabling
What is the USB cable used?
Explorist GC uses an industry-standard USB mini-B connector. It's the same connector used on many (pre-2009) Motorola cell phones as well as the Garmin USB models like Nuvi and 60CSx.
Can I power my Explorist GC from USB?
Yes, the device can be run without batteries, drawing power from that connector.
Can I recharge my batteries in the Explorist GC from USB?
No. You must remove rechargeable batters and charge them in a suitable charger.
What is the transfer speed of the USB commection?
It is a High Speed connection, providing a theoretic 480Mbits/second, though real-world transfer rates are lower than this.
Is a physical serial port available?
No. The device is USB-only.