Topcon X30/AGCO C3000 COM2 serial port wiring harness

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Our AGCO C3000 wiring harness does not include wiring for the COM2 port for GPS/NMEA output. My intention was to save a couple of hundred Euros by building the cable from parts.

I failed to find any information about the pin-out for the screen connectors. Someone must have built their own cable, I'd be glad if this knowledge was shared. Since I only need the serial output, I could simply measure the pin, switch output on and off and see which pin follows the settings but knowing the pin assignment in advance would make things easier.

I assume the plug housing is an AMP 3-1437290-8 part, a 26 pin connector with two mechanical keys, could anyone confirm?

Or perhaps there is another ready made harness at a lower cost, an after market part or a spare part under some other brand name?

A pity none of this is described in the manual (C3000 or X30).
 
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Right. I believe the harness would have had the COM2 port also if it had come from our Topcon dealer.

Unfortunately I never got any quote from our Topcon dealer, gave him more than a month to find the price but it was not sufficient. Had no choice but to choose the AGCO branded screen and receiver (the offer for a 5 year warranty for the tractor was closing). I have to say that I'm really pleased with the price even if there was no competition.
 
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A parts price update here. I bought the necessary hardware to build these serial data/NMEA cables to connect the Amazone GPS Switch to the AGCO C3000 screen.

I got three cables at about 65 Euro total cost. The lowest offer for a genuine spare part I got was from my AGCO dealer, 230 € per cable, 690 Euros for three. Spent an hour to build three cables. I wish an hour at the field would pay equally well.

Made it with some help from this forum! Thank you.

C3000 to GPS Switch NMEA cable.JPG
 
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