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usb to serial adapters.....

Unread postby miksterr » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:04 am

Hi, can usb to serial adapters be used as my laptop doesn't have a serial port.




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Re: usb to serial adapters.....

Unread postby Stopwatch » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:10 am

miksterr wrote:Hi, can usb to serial adapters be used as my laptop doesn't have a serial port.

Yes, of course. Indeed it's the only solution for modern computers without native serial COM port. Just avoid noname suspicious adapters. Also I recommend Prolific chip.
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Re: usb to serial adapters.....

Unread postby JanHgm » Fri May 14, 2010 12:48 pm

I used a USB to RS232 convertor for I while but I would advise to use a PCMСIA to RS232 convertor.

Reasoning; More reliable and no risks to loose contact with connector due to spokes on the line.

I used the convertor in combination with a simple handset and a finish passing detector beam.
With the USB-2-RS232 adapter I was always allowed to disconnect a cable without risking to loose connection with adapter.

With the PCMСIA-2-RS232 card I can always connect an disconnect devices.

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