Originally Posted by John Smallberries
It looks like they could not find a way to use a standard USB cable connector on the PDM60 end (mini, micro, etc.), so they probably had to pay someone to tool up a special one. Given that they only sell a few thousand of these gadgets, they probably aren't making any killing - even at $40 per.
I am curious as to why a simple mini-USB wouldn't have worked. You have the problem of making it waterproof either way.
Hey Rowe guys - fess up!
Regardless - the new one is still on my "wanna have" list......
The PDM60 was never intended to be end-user programmable. These are programmed with a PIC debugger
at the factory (or dealer), and it's not USB on output of the PIC-IT tool. That's the reason behind the non-USB header programming connector on the PDM60, and the new cable is not just a plain ol' USB cable
. Perhaps on the next version of PDM60, whenever that is, the programming interface will be different. I've provided some input in this regard.
Hope that helps.
We'll update any Version 2 PDM60 - regardless of where it was purchased, to the new USB cable compatible firmware, for the cost of return postage.