USB to RS232 Converter - 6ft

Item number 60000 Brand Sparkfun Model CAB-11304 Share Write a review
USB to RS232 Converter - 6ft

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The Sparkfun USB to RS232 Converter is a 1.83m cable designed to link your modern computer with older devices that communicate via RS232. Easily plugging into your computer's USB port, it offers a DB-9 RS232 connection. The converter is compatible with Windows, Mac, and RedHat Linux systems, thanks to the FTDI chipset inside the cable that enumerates as a COM port. You can adjust the baud rate to match the setup of the device you want to connect.

The Sparkfun USB to RS232 Converter is not a simple cable. It contains an FTDI FT232 paired with a Zywyn ZT213 RS232 Transceiver, ensuring reliable and efficient communication between devices. The datasheets for these components are readily available for those interested in the technical details. Additionally, a driver CD is included with the product, but you can also download the drivers online.

The Sparkfun USB to RS232 Converter is a practical solution for those dealing with legacy devices. Whether you are a hobbyist trying to connect to an old piece of equipment, or a professional needing to retrieve data from an outdated system, this converter cable is a valuable tool. It provides a bridge between the new and old, allowing you to extend the lifespan of your RS232 devices.

This converter cable is a replacement for the CAB-10270 model. It comes with a USB to RS232 Converter Cable and a Driver CD. For your convenience, datasheets for the ZT213LE and FT232RL, as well as FTDI Drivers and Drivers CD ZIP, are available for download.


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Brand Sparkfun
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Length249 mm
Width143 mm
Height26 mm
Weight325 g
€ 22,35€ 18,45 Excl. VAT (NL)
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