USB-SERIAL (RS232) Specifications and details
About this item
- USB to RS232 adapter cable connects from the USB-A port of a computer to a device with a female DB9 port; Bus-powered Serial to USB adapter connects to devices for configuration or programming
- Male to male serial to USB cable provides a convenient solution for communicating with equipment that require a DB9 connector; Use a DB9 mini gender changer (sold separately) if the connector of the RS232 to USB adapter will not mate with the equipment port
- Simple installation of the USB Serial adapter using the drivers available for download from Cable Matters; Connect a null modem adapter (sold separately) to directly connect two computers with serial cables
- Windows & Mac compatible USB to Serial cable for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 and MacOS 10.6 and above; The 9 pin to USB adapter may require additional proprietary software some equipment models
- RS-232 compatible db9 to USB adapter is required for many types of equipment including a CNC Machine, GPS, telescope, Set-top box, Cisco network switch, sewing Machine and more.
Computer to Serial Adapter
Connect a device with RS-232 to a computer with a USB 2.0 or 3.0 Type A port.
- Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP//2000 (Windows 7,8,10 should auto detect and install the drivers)
- macOS 10.6 and above (Both computer and device must support macOS)
- Linux kernels 2.4.31 and later
- Check the DB9 port on your device
- Devices with fixed hex screws may require a DB9 Mini Gender changer or serial cable with adjustable screws (sold separately). A Null Modem Adapter (sold separately) is required to directly connect two computers
This is NOT a VGA cable
The World of RS-232
Many types of equipment still require an RS-232 connection for programming. Common examples include a CNC machine, GPS, telescope, Set-Top box, network switch, sewing machine and more. This cable supports a data transfer rate up to 225 Kbps.
Drivers Available for Most Applications The Prolific drivers for the latest PL2303 chipset are available from the Cable Matters website, if they are not install automatically. Some equipment requires proprietary software in order to communicate with your computer. Check with the manufacturer of your equipment.
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