Model No: BT-Q880
High Sensitivity GPS Receiver
-157dBm (-187dBw)
Bluetooth GPS
Aug. 2005 V1.1
QSTARZ International Co., Ltd.
6F-2, No. 160, Ming Chuan E. Rd., Sec 6, Taipei, Taiwan
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BT-Q880 Operating Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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A.
Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………..
A.1 Overview ……………………………………………………………………………………..
A.2 Features ……………………………………………………………………………………..
A.3 Technical Specifications ………………………………………………………………..
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B.
Operational Characteristics ……………………………………………………………….…
B.1 Initialization ………………………………………………………………………………….
B.2 Navigation ………………………………………………………………………………….
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C.
Hardware Interface ………………………………………………………………………….……
C.1 Physical …………………………………………………………………………………….…
C.2 Hardware Interface …..……………………………………………………………….…..
C.3 Connector ………………………………………………………………………………….…
C.4 Accessories ………………………………………………………………………………….
C.5 Switch ………………………………………………………………………………………….
C.6 LED indicator ……………………………………………………….……….…………..….
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D.
Bluetooth Connection ……………………………………………………………………….…
D.1 Browse Devices …………………………………………………………………………….
D.2 Browse Services …..……………………………………………………………………….
D.3 Application ……………………………………………………………………………………
D.4 Disconnect ……………………………………………………………………………………
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AA.
Quick Use for First Time Setting
E. Safety Statements ………………………………………………………………………………… 11
E.1 R&TTE / CE …….…………………………………………………………………………… 11
E.2 FCC ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 11
F.
Warranty ………………………………………………………………………………..…………… 11
Appendix A
Software Interface …………………………………………………………… 12
A.1 NMEA Transmitted Sentences ………………………………………………………....… 12
Appendix B
Earth Datum and Output Setting ………..……………………………… 15
B.1 Earth Datum ………..………………..……………………………………………………….. 15
B.2 Setting ……..……………………………..……………………………………………….……. 15
Appendix C
Detailed Specifications …….……………….……………………………..… 16
C.1 Bluetooth Specifications ….……………………………………………………..……….. 16
C.2 LED Status ……..…………………………….…………………………………………….… 16
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C.3 Switch
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C.4 Battery
Appendix D
Trouble Shooting ………..……………..………………………………….….. 17
E.1 Trouble Shooting …………………………………………………………….….……..…… 17
Appendix E
Ordering Information ……………………………………………….……….. 19
F.1 Product Options ……………………………………………………………….…………..… 19
F.2 Accessories …………………………………………………………………………..……… 19
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AA. Quick Use for First Time Setting
Please read this instruction carefully before use.
A.0 Standard Package
GPS Unit + Lithium-ION Rechargeable Battery + Cigarette Adapter + Travel Charger + Warranty Card +
Easy-Place Pad + Quick Guide.
A.1 Fully charge the battery for at least 10 hours before using
A fully charged battery can last for 10-12 hours continuously operation facilitating the low power consumption
design at 80mA. Please put the switch at “OFF” or “AUTO” position if you will not use the device for an
extended period of time.
A.2 Activate the Bluetooth function in your PDA or PC
Before activating the Bluetooth function in your PDA/PC, please Switch ON BT-Q880Receiver 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 to enable Bluetooth function to your PDA/PC.
NOTE: The pairing procedure is required for the first time only.
A.3 Automatically create a shortcut in Bluetooth Manager window
After the pairing complete, the system will automatically create a quick connect device, BT-Q880 in Bluetooth
Manager. In further use, you just need to click this device to connect our Bluetooth Receiver.
A.4 Check the Serial Port in Bluetooth Setting
After pairing with the Receiver complete, please click “Serial Port” to confirm the COM port. If you use PDA/PC
to pair the Receiver, please select “Outbound COM port”.
A.5 Set correct Serial Port in your map software
Activate your map function and select the correct serial port.
A.6 Switch off the Bluetooth function
Switch off the Bluetooth function before you turn off your PDA/PC, and Switch off Receiver will disconnect the
GPS function. If the BT GPS is on “AUTO” position, you do not need to take extra action.
A.7 Turn off your PDA or PC
A.8 Others
A.8.1 POWER STATUS
Function
ON
LED
ON
In use
OFF
GPS not powered
OFF
Recharging
Recharging
Completed
AUTO
In use
GPS not powered
Non Recharging
FLASH
Low power
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
A.8.2 Pass Word The pass word for paring is “0000”.
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A.8.3 Manufacturing Setting
Datum: WGS84
Sentence: GGA, GLL, GSA, GSV, RMC, VTG
Baud Rate: Auto
A.8.4 GPS features
Next generation sensitivity at -157dBm (-187dBw)
32-channel acquisition parallel
A.8.5 BT Feature
Sensitivity: -85dBm
Bluetooth V1.2 SPP profile
A.8.6 Overall Feature
Low power consumption: <80mA
A. Introduction
A.1 Overview
The BT-Q880 Bluetooth GPS Receiver is a total solution GPS receiver with Bluetooth wireless transmitting
ability, designed based on next generation indoors GPS technology with super sensitivity at -157dBm
(-187dBw) and low power (<80mA) consumption. This revolutionary system provides you unbelievable
positioning sensitivity allowing you to have easy and quick position fix in urban canyon conditions. You may use
this device for strict needs of positioning applications such as car navigation, mapping, surveying, security,
agriculture and so on.
The BT-Q880 communicates with other electronic utilities wireless Bluetooth technology. It acquires 32
satellites parallel when cold start, and display the best 8 signals for power saving purpose.
A.2 Features
The BT-Q880 provides a host of features that makes it easy for integration and use.
1. Patent pending AUTO ON-OFF function makes you hands-free once you place the device in place.
2. Patent pending Easy-Place function makes the device placed without sliding around the car in a snap.
3. Wireless transmitting positioning status up to 10 meters.
4. High sensitivity receiver acquires 32 satellite signals parallel while providing first fast fix and low power
consumption.
5. Advanced design ideal for applications with soft touch and minimal space.
6. User initialization is not required.
7. Automatically baud rate setting, user does not need to do any selection.
8. FLASH based program memory: New software revisions upgradeable both for GPS and Bluetooth. (For
distributor only)
9. LED display status: The LED provides users visible operating status for Recharging, Battery power lever,
Bluetooth and GPS. No more extra device needed.
10. Rechargeable Li-ION battery provides you a durable use.
A.3 Technology specifications
A.3.1 Physical Dimension
Single construction integrated antenna/receiver.
Size: 83.0(W) x 44.5(D) x 23.5(H) (mm)
3.27"(W) x 1.75"(D) x 0.93"(H).
Weight: 72g (battery included)
A.3.2 Environmental Characteristics
1) Operating temperature: -30oC to +85oC.
2) Storage temperature: -50oC to +100oC.
A.3.3 Electrical Characteristics
1) Input Power:
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External: +4.75 ~ 5.5 VDC
Battery: +3.7V
A.3.4 Performance
A.3.4.1 LED functions
We built 3 LEDs in the BT-Q880 Bluetooth GPS with functions as follows:
1) Battery (Red)
Blinking: Low Battery
OFF: Full power or still sufficient
ON: Recharging or Switch is at “ON” position
2) Bluetooth (Blue)
Blinking: Power on
ON: In Transmitting mode
3) GPS (Green)
ON: Position Fix
Blinking: System is on and position is not fixed
A.3.4.2 GPS Functions
1) Acquisition: 32 satellites parallel.
2) Update rate: 1 second.
3) Acquisition time
Reacquisition 0.1 sec., averaged
Hot start
6 sec., averaged
Warm start
30 sec., averaged
Cold start
30 sec., averaged
4) Position accuracy:
Non DGPS (Differential GPS)
Position
< 5 meter (RMS)
Velocity
0.1 meter / second, with SA off
Time
1 microsecond synchronized GPS time
5) Dynamic Conditions:
Altitude
18,000 meters (60,000 feet) max
Velocity
515 meter / second (1000 knots) max
Acceleration 4 G, max
Jerk
20
meters/second, max
A.3.4.3 Bluetooth Functions
1) Transmits up to 10 meters.
2) Details specifications please refer to appendix D at page 19.
3) SPP Profile, V1.2
A.3.4.4 Battery
1) Capacity: 1000mAh.
2) Type: Li-ion rechargeable.
A.3.5 Interfaces
1) RS-232 compatible level, with auto adjusted baud rate.
2) NMEA 0183 Version 2.2 ASCII output (GPGGA, GPGLL, GPGSA, GPGSV, GPRMC, GPVTG).
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B. Operational characteristics
B.1 Initialization
After you place the battery into the housing, and put the switch at ON or AUTO, then the BT-Q880 is ready to
work for you. When you activate the Bluetooth function in your machine (PDA or PC) and get pairing with
BT-Q880, you may start GPS function. As soon as the initial self-test is complete, the BT-Q880 begins the
process of satellite acquisition and tracking automatically. Under normal circumstances, it takes approximately
30 seconds to achieve a position fix at the first time, 30 seconds if ephemeris data is known. After a position fix
has been calculated, information about valid position, velocity and time is transmitted over the output channel.
The BT-Q880 utilizes initial data, such as position, date, time and satellite orbital data, to achieve maximum
acquisition performance. If significant inaccuracy exists in the initial data, or the orbital data is obsolete, it may
take more time to achieve a navigation solution. The BT-Q880 Auto-locate feature is capable of automatically
determining a navigation solution without intervention from the host system.
B.2 Navigation
After the acquisition process is complete, the BT-Q880 sends valid navigation information over output channels.
These data include:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
Latitude/longitude/altitude
Velocity
Date/time
Error estimates
Satellite and receiver status
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C. Hardware interface
C.1 Physical
Size: 83.0(W) x 44.5(D) x 23.5(H) (mm)
3.27"(W) x 1.75"(D) x 0.93"(H).
Weight: 72g (battery included)
C.2 Hardware Interface
The BT-Q880 includes a new generation low power GPS module, a Bluetooth module and a Li-ION
rechargeable battery in a unique style gadget. Simply place it on the dashboard (with our patent pending
Easy-Place) of the car or any place which is not deeply covered by metal or other heavy material for
transmitting GPS signal to your notebook PC, PDA or other devices, which facilitated with Bluetooth functions.
C.3 Connector
Battery recharging connector: 4.0mm DC jack, with center “+” (positive).
Active antenna connector: MMCX
C.4 Accessories
Standard:
80026: Easy-Place, 35mm round pad sticking on the dashboard or other place for hold BT-Q880
A-6003-E: Travel adapter, with 120V, 230V adapter
A-9004: Lithium-ION, rechargeable battery, 1000mAh
A-6024-40: Cigarette Adapter, DC Jack 4.0mm, 850mA, 5 meter
C.5 Switch Function
Switch
OFF
ON
Function
Off
On
AUTO
Auto
System power Off
For paring and operating of Bluetooth GPS.
1. Works on Auto ON-OFF function (Patent pending)
2. Automatically starts when Car Engine Starts (Through Cigarette Adapter).
3. Automatically switch off the power when Car Engine is off or un-plug the
Cigarette Adaptor.
C.6 GPS BT LED STATUS
Function
ON
LED
OFF
AUTO
ON
Position Fixed
/Connection
Not Applicable
Positioned Fixed
/Connection
OFF
GPS not powered
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Position not fix
/No connection
Not Applicable
Position not fix
/No connection
FLASH
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D. Bluetooth Connection
Please follow below instructions step by step: The pass word is “0000”
D.1 Browse Devices
Firstly, you need to find the device with which you want to establish connection.
Open “Bluetooth Manager” on your pocket PC.
Click “New”
Click “Connect”
Search Bluetooth device “BT-Q880”
Select “Explore a Bluetooth device”
Click “Next”
To find the Bluetooth device
Double click “BT-Q880
Click this refresh
button to find the
device if the device
is not in the device
window.
Fig. 1
Browse Service
Found the Bluetooth device
Tap “Rikaline”
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D.2 Browse Services
Double click the device with which you want to establish SPP connection to browse its service as Fig. 2 &
Fig. 3.
Connect to SPP Slave
Select SPP slave
Click “Next”
Click “Finish”
Fig. 2
Browse Service
Fig. 3
Browse Service
Finish Bluetooth Manager Setup
Tap and Hold “Rikaline: SPP slave”
Click “Connect”
Finish Bluetooth setup
After you click the SPP service, it will show as Fig. 4:
Fig. 4
Connect to SPP
Fig. 5 Connection Complete
After connect successfully, it will show as Fig. 5
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D.3 Application
Now you can use any Navigation system through Bluetooth SPP Profile.
D.4 Disconnect
There are 3 different ways to disconnect the operation
D.4.1 Double click the SPP shortcut, and click Disconnect on popup Menu.
Fig. 6
Disconnect from pop menu
Figure 7
Disconnect from Status Window
D.4.2 In the Status window, select the SPP connection, and then click Disconnect button.
In most navigation system when you select disable GPS icon, the SPP connection will be disconnected
automatically. If you want to use the navigation again, you need to establish the Bluetooth SPP connection first.
D.4.3 Use Shortcut
After a new connection was established successfully, a shortcut for the connection will be generated. Users
may also double click the particular shortcut icon (represented by the Connection Name) and click the connect
on the Pop_Menu to re-establish the connection.
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E. Safety Statement
E.1 R&TTE / CE
This device complies with ETSI EN 300 328-1, ETSI EN 301 489-1 / 17, EN60950.
E.2 FCC
This device complies with Part 15C, Part 15B and ID Application of the FCC rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
The radiated output power is far below the FCC Radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, this
device should be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation
is minimized.
Warning: Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by Rikaline
International Corp. May void the FCC authorization to operate this equipment.
Important
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
F. Warranty
The BT-Q880 warranted to be free from defects in material and functions for one year from the date of
purchase. Any failure of this product within this period under normal conditions will be replaced at no charge to
the customers.
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Appendix A
32-Channel Bluetooth GPS
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Software Interface
The BT-Q880 interface protocol is based on the National Marine Electronics Association’s NMEA0183 ASCII
interface specification, which is defined in NMEA0183, Version 2.2 and the Radio Technical Commission.
A.1 NMEA Transmitted Messages
The BT-Q880 outputs data in NMEA-0183 format as defined by the National Marine Electronics Association
(NMEA), Standard.
Table A-1 NMEA-0183 Output Messages
NMEA Sentence
Description
GPGGA
Global positioning system fixed data
GPGLL
Geographic position latitude \ longitude
GPGSA
GNSS DOP and active satellites
GPGSV
GNSS satellites in view.
GPRMC
Recommended minimum specific GNSS data
GPVTG
Course over ground and ground speed
A.1.1 Global Positioning System Fix Data (GGA)
Table A-2 contains the values for the following example:
$GPGGA,161229.487,3723.2475,N,12158.3416,W,1,07,1.0,9.0,M, , , ,0000*18
Table A-2 GGA Data Format
Name
Example
Message ID
$GPGGA
UTC Time
161229.487
Latitude
3723.2475
N/S Indicator
N
Longitude
12158.3416
E/W Indicator
W
Position Fix Indicator
1
Satellites Used
07
HDOP
1.0
MSL Altitude
9.0
Units
M
Geoid Separation
Units
M
Age of Diff. Corr.
Diff. Ref. Station ID
0000
Checksum
*18
<CR> <LF>
Units
Meters
Meters
Meters
Meters
Second
Description
GGA protocol header
Hhmmss.sss
ddmm.mmmm
N=north or S=south
dddmm.mmmm
E=east or W=west
See Table 5-3
Range 0 to 12
Horizontal Dilution of Precision
Null fields when DGPS is not used
End of message termination
Table A-3 Position Fix Indicator
Value
Description
0
0 Fix not available or invalid
1
GPS SPS Mode, fix valid
2
Differential GPS, SPS Mode, fix valid
3
GPS PPS Mode, fix valid
A.1.2 Geographic Position with Latitude/Longitude (GLL)
Table A-4 contains the values for the following example:
$GPGLL,3723.2475,N,12158.3416,W,161229.487,A*2C
Table A-4 GLL Data Format
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Name
Message ID
Latitude
N/S Indicator
Longitude
E/W Indicator
UTC Position
Status
Checksum
<CR> <LF>
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$GPGLL
3723.2475
N
12158.3416
W
161229.487
A
*2C
Units
BT-Q880 Operating Manual
Description
GLL protocol header
ddmm.mmmm
N=north or S=south
dddmm.mmmm
E=east or W=west
hhmmss.sss
A=data valid or V=data not valid
End of message termination
A.1.3 GNSS DOP and Active Satellites (GSA)
Table A-5 contains the values for the following example:
$GPGSA,A,3,07,02,26,27,09,04,15, , , , , ,1.8,1.0,1.5*33
Table A-5 GSA Data Format
Name
Example
Message ID
$GPGSA
Mode 1
A
Mode 2
3
Satellite Used (1)
07
Satellite Used (1)
02
……
Satellite Used
PDOP
1.8
HDOP
1.0
VDOP
1.5
Checksum
*33
<CR> <LF>
(1) Satellite used in solution.
Units
Description
GSA protocol header
See Table 5-6
See Table 5-7
Sv on Channel 1
Sv on Channel 2
….
Sv on Channel 12
Position Dilution of Precision
Horizontal Dilution of Precision
Vertical Dilution of Precision
End of message termination
Table A-6 Mode 1
Value
Description
M
Manual—forced to operate in 2D or 3D mode
A
2D Automatic—allowed to automatically switch 2D/3D
Table A-7 Mode 2
Value
Description
1
Fix Not Available
2
2D
3
3D
A.1.4 GNSS Satellites in View (GSV)
Table A-8 contains the values for the following example:
$GPGSV,2,1,07,07,79,048,42,02,51,062,43,26,36,256,42,27,27,138,42*71
$GPGSV,2,2,07,09,23,313,42,04,19,159,41,15,12,041,42*41
Table A-8 GSV Data Format
Name
Example
Message ID
$GPGSV
Number of Messages
2
Message Number
1
Satellites in View
07
Satellite ID
07
Elevation
79
Units
Description
GSV protocol header
Range 1 to 3
Range 1 to 3
Range 1 to 12
Channel 1 (Range 1 to 32)
degrees Channel 1 (Maximum 90)
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Azimuth
SNR (C/No)
....
Satellite ID
Elevation
Azimuth
SNR (C/No)
Checksum
<CR> <LF>
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048
42
....
27
27
138
42
*71
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degrees Channel 1 (True, Range 0 to 359)
dBHz Range 0 to 99, null when not tracking
Channel 4 (Range 1 to 32)
degrees Channel 4 (Maximum 90)
degrees Channel 4 (True, Range 0 to 359)
dBHz Range 0 to 99, null when not tracking
End of message termination
NOTE: Items <4>,<5>,<6> and <7> repeat for each satellite in view to a maximum of four (4) satellites per
sentence. Additional satellites in view information must be sent in subsequent sentences. These fields will be
null if unused.
A.1.5 Recommended Minimum Specific GNSS Data (RMC)
Table A-9 contains the values for the following example:
$GPRMC,161229.487,A,3723.2475,N,12158.3416,W,0.13,309.62,120598, ,*10
Table A-9 RMC Data Format
Name
Example
Units
Description
Message ID
$GPRMC
RMC protocol header
UTC Time
161229.487
hhmmss.sss
Status
A
A=data valid or V=data not valid
Latitude
3723.2475
ddmm.mmmm
N/S Indicator
N
N=north or S=south
Longitude
12158.3416
dddmm.mmmm
E/W Indicator
W
E=east or W=west
Speed Over Ground
0.13
Knots
Course Over Ground
309.62
Degrees True
Date
120598
ddmmyy
Magnetic Variation
Degrees E=east or W=west
Checksum
*10
<CR> <LF>
End of message termination
A.1.6 Course Over Ground and Ground Speed
Table A-10 contains the values for the following example:
$GPVTG,309.62,T, ,M,0.13,N,0.2,K*6E
Table A-10 VTG Data Format
Name
Example
Message ID
$GPVTG
Course
309.62
Reference
T
Course
Reference
M
Speed
0.13
Units
N
Speed
0.2
Units
K
Checksum
*6E
<CR> <LF>
Units
Description
VTG protocol header
Degrees Measured heading
True
Degrees Measured heading
Magnetic (1)
Knots
Measured horizontal speed
Knots
Km/hr
Measured horizontal speed
Kilometers per hour
End of message termination
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Appendix B
32-Channel Bluetooth GPS
BT-Q880 Operating Manual
Earth Datum & Output Setting
B.1 Earth Datum
The BT-Q880 is built in earth datum with WGS84.
B.2 Setting
B.2.1 Manufacturing Default
Datum: WGS84.
Baud Rate: Automatically adjustable.
Output: GGA, GLL, GSA, GSV, RMC, VTG.
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Appendix C
32-Channel Bluetooth GPS
BT-Q880 Operating Manual
Detailed Specifications
C.1 Bluetooth Specifications
C.1.1 Major Specification
Wireless Interface
Bluetooth Protocol Stack Supported
Bluetooth Profiles Supported
Frequency
Range (Open Environment)
Radio Receiver Sensitivity
Specifications
Compliant with Bluetooth Spec. Version 1.2
All + Extended SCO
SPP
2.4 GHz license-free ISM band
Up to 10 meters Range (30ft)
<-85
C.2 LED status
NO.
1
Function
PWD
2
BT
3
GPS
Description
ON: Recharging
ON: Power On
Blinking: Battery Low
OFF: Data Transmitting
ON: Standby
ON.: Pairing
ON: Position is fixed
OFF: Not Powered
Flash: Position is not fixed
C.3 Switch
NO.
1
2
3
Function
OFF
ON
AUTO
Description
GPS power Off
For paring and link of Bluetooth.
Works on Auto Switch
BT-Q880 start when Car Engine Start(Car Power Adapter).
Car Power Adaptor: turn off the power or unplug the Car Power
Adaptor. The BT-Q880 will turn off.
C.4 Battery
C.4.1 General Specification
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
ITEM
Type
Model
Typical Capacity
Nominal Voltage
Internal Resistance (packed)
Weight
Maximum Charge Current
Charge Voltage
Maximum Discharge Current
Charge method
Temperature
For Recharge
For Discharge
Storage Temperature
Within 1 month
SPECIFICATION
Li-ION Rechargeable Battery
A-9004
1000 mAh
3.7 V
30 – 70mΩ
Approx 23 g
1.0 C (1000 mA)
4.20 ± 0.05 V
1.0 C
CC/CV
0 ~ 45 °C
-20 ~ +60 °C
-20~+65 °C*
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Within 3 months
Within 1 year
BT-Q880 Operating Manual
-20~+45 °C*
-20~+25 °C*
C.4.2 Testing Data
Electrical Characteristics
NO
ITEM
TESTING INSTRUCTION
Complete
Charge the battery with 1c of constant current and 4.2V
1
Charge
constant voltage for 2.5 hours.
Nominal
Measure discharge capacity with discharge current 0.2C to 2.75V
2
Capacity
cut-off within 1 hour after complete charge.
Measure the capacity after 300 cycles of complete charge
3
Cycle Life
and discharge at 1C current to 2.75V cut-off
Capacity after 30days storage at 25℃ from complete
4
Storage
charge
Capacity after 7days storage at 60℃ ffom complete charge
Environmental Characteristic
NO
ITEM
TESTING INSTRUCTION
Measure capacity with constant discharge current 1C to 2.75V
Temperature cut-off at each temperature after complete charge at 25℃.
1
Percentage as an index of the capacity compared with
testing
100% at 25℃.
Constant
2
temperature Keep the battery at 40℃ and 90%RH for 96hrs
/humidity
The battery will be vibrated 10 times in three mutually
perpendicular directions with amplitude of 0.35mm and
3
Vibration
changing frequency between 10 and 55Hz. The rate of
scanning frequency is from 10Hz to 55Hz with the rate of
1Hz per min.
4
Impacting
Testing
The battery will be impacted 1000±10 times with the
acceleration of 100m/s2 and pulse lasting time 16ms.
5
Free fall
The battery will be dropped free five times in three mutually
perpendicular directions from the height of 1.0m onto a
hard board with the thickness of 20mm
Safe Characteristic
NO
ITEM
1
2
3
Short Circuit
Over charge
testing
Over
discharge
testing
TESTING INSTRUCTION
The battery is to be short-circuited by connecting the
positive and negative terminals of the battery with and
external load of less than 50mΩ
According to the method of UL
REQUIREMENTS
950mAh
≧80% of initial Capacity
Retention capacity≧90%
Recovery capacity≧90%
REQUIREMENTS
25% at -20℃
60% at 0℃
100% at 25℃
96% at 60℃
Recovery capacity≧85%
The battery shall not
rupture, smoke, catch fire,
vent or leak.
REQUIREMENTS
The battery shall not
rupture, smoke, catch fire,
vent or leak.
After complete charge, the battery will be discharged to end
voltage. Then Connect with external load of 30Ω for 24hrs.
C.4.3 Cautions
1) The best operating performance is between -20 ~ +60 °C. Higher or lower temperature could cause
damage to the battery.
2) Operated with external power supply will not hurt battery life since battery does not discharge. Therefore, it
operating temperature range is -40 ~ +85°C.
3) Recharge the battery for 10 hours before use.
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Appendix D
32-Channel Bluetooth GPS
BT-Q880 Operating Manual
Trouble Shooting
D.1 Trouble Shooting
Problems
Reasons
No position output but
timer is counting
No position output but
timer is counting
Execute fail
Weak or no GPS signal can be
received at the place of BT-Q880
At outdoor space but GPS signal is
blocked by building or car roof.
Bluetooth function unstable
Can not turn on the
COM port
Can not find out
BT-Q880
No Signal
Install BT-Q880 incompletely or The
COM port of the device is being used
Poor connection
No Signal
No action for few minutes may
cause the Pocket PC enter power
saving mode. It will close the COM
port at the same time.
Weak or no GPS signal when
using BT-Q880 indoor
Methods
Find an open space for your
BT-Q880
Use an optional Active Antenna
Re-Start PDA or PC or re-install
software
Install BT-Q880completely 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.
Go outdoors to improve the poor
GPS signal.
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Appendix E
32-Channel Bluetooth GPS
BT-Q880 Operating Manual
Ordering Information
E.1 Product Options
E.1.1 Standard Package
BT-Q880 (Bluetooth GPS Receiver) + Lithium-ION Rechargeable Battery + Travel Charger (110V/230V) +
Cigarette Adapter + Easy-Place Pad x 1 + Warranty Card + Quick Installation Guide
E.2 Accessories
E.2.1 Power Adapter
A-6024-40 Cigarette Adapter, 850mA, with input 6-30Vdc, DC jack 4.0mm
A-6003-E: Recharging Adapter, DC Jack 4.0mm, 120V, 230V
E.2.2 Battery
A-9004: Battery, Li-ION, 1000mAh
E.2.3 Easy-Place Pad
80026-B: For holding BT GPS, Black
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