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BT-Q818XT Quick Installation Guide
A. Standard Package
(1) GPS Unit BT-Q818XT (2) Lithium-ION Rechargeable Battery (3)
mini USB Cable (4) Cigarette Adapter + Warranty Card + Quick Guide
NOTE 1: The Cigarette Adaptor can only be used to charge
BT-Q818XT. Please don’t make use of it with devices other
than BT-Q818XT.
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B. Appearance
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2.
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5.
6.
Power jack (mini USB type)
Power switch (Off/1Hz/10Hz)
Battery status LED (Red/Green)
Bluetooth status LED (Blue)
GPS status LED (Orange)
Internal antenna
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C. Battery installation
C-1 Put Battery in place: Press the PUSH button on the bottom side
of the unit (1) and pull out the battery cover. Insert battery in the
unit (2) and put battery cover on to the cabinet (3), then push down
and force it forward to fit firmly (4).
C-2 Take Battery out: Press the PUSH button on the bottom side of
the unit (1) and pull out the battery cover (2). Then take out the
battery from the unit (3).
D. Charging your battery
For the first time using the
BT-Q818XT, please charge battery
until it is fully charged. Take the
power cable and connect it to the
power jack (mini USB type) and
recharge through travel charger or
car cigarette adaptor. This will begin to charge the battery. Charging
time is 3 hour typically.
- When the Power LED is Red, battery power is low status. Please
recharge.
- When the Power LED is Green, the battery is under charging mode.
- When the Power LED is off, the battery is fully charged.
*Charge Input Voltage: DC 5V
Caution: Risk of explosion if Battery is replaced by an incorrect type.
Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.
E. Start to use
E-1 Getting satellite fix with Q818XT
Q818XT is built in GPS module which needs to be used in outdoor
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environment. When switch on your Q818XT, the GPS will start to
acquire the satellites position. Once the GPS position is fixed, GPS
LED will be flashing.
E-2 Activate the Bluetooth function in your PDA/Smart phone or
PC
Before activating the Bluetooth function in your PDA/PC, please
switch on BT-Q818XT Receiver for paring and check if your device is
equipped with Bluetooth function. If not, you may need to acquire an
optional CF/SD Bluetooth card or Bluetooth dongle.
NOTE: The code is “0000” if required for the pairing in the first time.
E-3 Automatically create a shortcut in Bluetooth Manager window
After the pairing complete, the system will then find a quick connect
device “Qstarz 818XT” in Bluetooth Manager. In further use, you just
need to click it to connect to this Bluetooth GPS Receiver.
E-4 Check the Serial Port in Bluetooth Setting
After complete pairing with the Receiver, please click “Serial Port” to
confirm the assigned COM port. If you use PDA/PC to pair the GPS
Receiver, please check “Outbound COM port”.
E-5 Activate G-Mouse function via USB connection
1. Install the USB Driver (Only support Microsoft Windows XP / Vista/
Win7)
2. Connect BT-Q818XT with your PC
3. Check the COM port no. your PC is assigned for BT-Q818XT
Go to <Start> \ <Settings> \ <Panel Control> \ <Performance and
Maintenance> \ <System> and Select <Hardware> tab and then click
<Device Manager>. Expand the <Ports (COM & LPT)> and check “GPS
USB Serial Interface Driver” to see which COM port is for BT-Q818XT.
E-6 Set correct Serial Port in your map software
Activate your navigation software and make sure to select the
correct “Serial Port”.
E-7 Switch off the Bluetooth function
Switch off GPS function in your PDA/Smart phone/PC, then the
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Bluetooth connection will be disconnected automatically. Then put
BT-Q818XT power switch to “OFF” position.
F. Change fix update rate and Activate A-GPS by
QstarzGpsView software application
To activate these functions, an USB cable and driver installations are
needed. Please prepare an USB cable and install the driver.
Driver could be downloaded from our website:
http://www.qstarz.com/download.php
1. Connect BT-Q818XT with your PC by mini-USB cable.
2. Switch BT-Q818XT on.
3. Execute QstarzGpsView.exe
4. Select COM port (To find the valid com port, please go to <Device
Manager> and expand the <Ports (COM & LPT)> and check “GPS USB
Serial Interface Driver”) and set the baud rate to 115200.
5. Click On button to establish the communication between
BT-Q818XT and your PC. If the connection is successful, the NMEA
stream will keep showing.
6. Click Setup tab, and you can change the Fix Update Rate. The
higher number means the device can bear extremer environment.
After select an update rate, click Set to save the setting.
7. Click Update button under AGPS to update the almanac data. The
program will connect to assistance server and download almanac
data automatically. You can also check the effective period of AGPS
by clicking Query. Clear almanac data by clicking Reset.
Note1: A-GPS can boost GPS warm start speed to always lower than
15sec fix after the first fix. The A-GPS efficiency will decrease
when time goes by. If it expires, you would have to download
almanac data again or delete it because the acceleration
efficiency of fix will become totally ineffective.
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Note2: Please don’t update the almanac data via Bluetooth
interface.
Note3: Under 10Hz fix update rate, DGPS function and A-GPS
update will be disabled.
G. OTHERS
G-1 LED Indicators
LED Status
Power
(Red/Green)
Bluetooth
(Blue)
GPS
(Orange)
Flash
ON
OFF
Low Power (Red)
Recharging
(Green)
Fully
charged
Flash per 2 sec.:
Bluetooth connected
and transmitting Mode
Flash per 5 sec.: Power
saving mode
Not
connected
/Pairing
GPS not
powered
GPS position is fixed,
Navigation
Detecting
Satellite,
GPS
position
not fix
GPS not
powered
G-2 GPS Features
1. Baud Rate: 115,200 bps / Datum: WGS-84; Hot/Warm/Cold Start:
1/33/35 sec. (averaged)
2. 66-channel Bluetooth GPS Receiver with super high sensitivity at
-165dBm
3. Bluetooth Version: V1.2 / SPP profile / Class 2 with 10 meters in
open space
4. Low power consumption, built-in rechargeable Lithium battery (up
to 42 hrs after fully charged)
5. Size: 72.2 (L) X 46.5 (W) X 20 (H) mm / Weight: 64.7g (battery
included)
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H. Trouble Shooting
Problems
No position
output but
timer is
counting
Can not turn
on the
COM port
Can not find
out
BT-Q818XT
No Signal
No Signal
Reasons
Weak or no GPS signal can
be received at the place of
BT-Q818XT
Methods
Find an open space
for your BT-Q818XT
Install BT-Q818XT
incompletely or the COM
port of the device is being
used
Poor connection
Install BT-Q818XT
completely or stop
other device that is
being used.
Re-Start PDA or PC
and re-install
software.
Close the application
and execute it again
to re-open the COM
port.
No action for few minutes
may cause the Pocket PC
enter power saving mode.
It may close the COM port
at the same time.
Weak or no GPS signal
when using BT-Q818XT
indoor
Go outdoors to
improve the poor
GPS signal.
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