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USB to Serial Convert Cable ( DB9M / USB A Male) - 3FT
The USB-to-Serial Converter Cable allows you to connect an RS232 serial device to your PC through the USB 2.0 port with up to 230 kbps data transfer rate. This 3 foot long cable has a DB9 male connector (serial) on one end and a USB A male connector on the other.
- Uses the Prolific PL-2303 chipset
- Supports automatic handshake mode
- Works with cellular phones, PDAs, digital cameras, modems, and ISDN terminal adapters
- Supports Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP/Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), Mac 8.6 and higher, and Linux (NOT compatible with Windows 8)
- Supports remote wake-up and power management
- Frees your RS-232 ports for other uses or provides an RS232 connector for PCs without a serial port
NOT COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 8!!
Note that, although the packaging indicates that there is a manual included with this device, there is no manual included. We will get this discrepancy corrected as soon as possible.
I didn't get it to work until I found this nice little how to from a different cable manufacture using the same chipset.
Using those instructions I was able to get it to work.
PROS: Low cost and does work eventually
CONS: Drivers on CD don't work, the directories on the CD are not as the instructions say and you have to search for them yourself
PROS: *Price compared to other manufacturers.
*No drivers required when using with Windows (10, 8.1, 8, 7... not sure about older versions).
*Seems to work without issue.
CONS: *Comes in a blister pack that has to be cut open. Not a big deal but I'd love to see this form of packaging grow out of favor.
PROS: Works with Cisco serial console cable.
Drivers are easy to find on the main product page.
PROS: It works with perfectly
Comes with driver cd just in case, but I didn't even have to use it (Windows has the drivers)
Using this on a Win 7 64-bit microcomputer to control flat panel displays... Have 4 of these plugged into it so the PC can tell the 4 displays to power on and off daily. I use these adapters to plug into DB9-Cat5 adapters to run across the campus to the displays. At the display end, I have a Cat5-DB9 adapter to switch it back. (got those adapters at MonoPrice, too!)
Cable length is perfect if your computer is right next to whatever you want to control, otherwise, plan on getting an extension.
PROS: Works great on Win7 64-bit OS.
CONS: Does not work out of the box. Requires setup and the directions are poor at best. We threw the units in the trash out of frustration
PROS: Good quality
CONS: Drivers on the supplied disc can cause Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) in Windows 7 x64. Download the new ones!