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USB GPS Receiver Dongle U-blox VK-172



GPS Receiver USB Adapter for Computers (Netbook, Laptop, UMPC). Transform your laptop into a GPS navigator!

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Interface: USB


  • Supported operating systems: Windows 10 8/7/Vista/XP
    VK-172 automatically adapt the baud rate, the baud rate has any data output
    Support Google Earth.

    C / A code, 1.023MHz stream
    Receive Band: L1 [1575.42MHz]
    Tracking Channels: 56
    Support DGPS [WAAS, EGNOS and MSAS]
    Positioning performance :
    2D plane: 5m [average]
    2D plane: 3.5m [average], has DGPS auxiliary.
    Drift: <0.02m / s
    Timing Accuracy: 1us
    Reference coordinate system: WGS-84
    Maximum altitude: 18,000 m
    Maximum speed: 500m / s
    Acceleration: <4g
    Electrical properties:
    Tracking sensitivity:-162dBm
    Acquisition sensitivity:-160dBm

    NOTE: The default output is the product GPS protocol data. You can test the software or serial commands to modify switch GPS / GLONASS protocol data
    It does not support USB 3.0

  • Russia driver:
    Driver Link:
    Please use it outside if it can not get the satellites.

    Cold Start Time: 29s [average]
    Warm start time: 28s [average]
    Hot start time: 1s [average]
    Recapture Time: 0.1s [average]
    Operating temperature:
    -30 ℃ to +80 ℃


  • Approx product dimensions: 54x25x10mm (L x W x D)
  • Weight/dimension is for the main item of this boxed product, to help you compare product sizes before buying: please do not base your shipping calculations on this price - shipping prices depend on your cart contents, shipping destination, and shipping method: please use the checkout to select options and preview shipping price for your total order.

Product Notes

  • In addition to this USB dongle, you will also need to install GPS navigation software (not included with this GPS receiver) on your computer. Once your computer has GPS software, then you are ready to plug in and use this GPS receiver.
  • This model is compatible with most brands of GPS software - however hardware specific software such as Garmin may not run on this unit. As the wholesaler, Doodah provides the GPS-enabled hardware only, not the software. Doodah provides no warranty or customer support regarding GPS software. Doodah cannot provide downloads / links / advice regarding GPS software. Any software installation you undertake should be performed or supervised by a professional.
  • The CD-ROM that accompanies this USB GPS Receiver has functionality software to allow this dongle to be used with 32 bit Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems

Package Contents


Ordering from Doodah provides you with the following benefits:

  • Easy returns & exchanges
  • 6 month warranty
  • Quality, tested products
  • Member discounts
  • Award winning customer support
  • Quantity order discounts
  • Worldwide Shipping
  • Certification: CE, FCC, RoHS

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Overseas stock is first imported by us directly, once we've received the stock, it will be dispatched and a local tracking number will be provided.

Processing Times

AvailabilityProcessing Time
Local Stock1-2 Working Days
Overseas Stock7-15 Working Days
Out of Stock/RestockingContact for details
Digital ProductOn Payment Confirmation

Delivery Options

CarrierTransit TimeFree Shipping
Courier1-3 Working DaysR1000+
SAPO Parcel3-8 Working DaysR1000+
Speed Services2-3 Working DaysR1000+
Digital DeliveryInstantYes

Returns & Exchanges

We aim to make the return or exchange process as pain free as possible, we accept returns/exchanges for up to 30 days. A product can be returned without reason if we are informed within 7 days of delivery (No questions asked). Item's must be returned in brand new condition along with the undamaged box and all accessories. We do accept returns & exchanges for up to 30 days subject to a restocking fee in some instances as per our return and exchange policy found here.

**Digital products are not eligible for return or refund

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  1. Log On to Your Account, in your accounts page click on Order History And Details.

  2. Find the Order with the product you wish to return, click the Plus sign and then Details.

  3. Scroll down the page to the Product/s in this order and check the item/s you wish to return.

  4. In the Merchandise Return section click on Make an RMA Slip.

  5. In the next page select the number of parts you wish to return and give an explanation for the return and click Make an RMA slip.

  6. We will respond to the return request accordingly and you will be notified once the request has been updated. (1-2 days)

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