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[WANT] USB > Serial adapter (plugs into RS232 port)

Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by Scott Ehrlich, Jan 6, 2005.

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  1. I have a device with cable having a USB connector to plug into a computer.
    I want to get a USB-to-Serial adapter so I can plug the device into a
    computer's serial port (9 pin). This is backwards from modern times, when
    companies are offering devices to convert a serial connector to USB to
    plug into a computer's USB port. _I am looking to take a USB connector
    and plug into a Serial port_.

    Any leads would be most helpful. This would at least be used for a
    laptop.

    Thanks.

    Scott
     
  2. CWatters

    CWatters Guest

    I guess you don't have a spare PC card slot for one of these...

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=289615&is=REG

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=307806&is=REG

    Many other makes/types available.
     
  3. Mike S.

    Mike S. Guest

    You are not going to find such an animal.

    The devices you see are not simply plugs with wires; they contain
    electronics that are driven by drivers on the host computer that provide a
    "virtual" serial port that is mimicked by those electronics.

    To do the reverse ... plug a USB device into a serial port ... is simply
    not feasible as there is no established way to make electronics and device
    driver support to create a virtual USB hub.
     
  4. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    You can buy a two-port USB adapter card for $3.87 ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
     
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