A serial converter that works, finally

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A serial converter that works, finally

Postby thegrendel » Jul Sun 28, 2013 12:30 pm

In the several years since I had build my Micro-Kim, I could never successfully
connect it to a USB port on a laptop. It didn't matter if I tried minicom under Linux
or hyperterm under Windows. The Micro-Kim just wasn't recognized. But, there was
nothing wrong with the RS-232 on the Micro-Kim, since a straight-through serial cable
connecting to an older computer with a real serial port did work.

Well, I had tried a couple of serial-to-USB cables, which must have had the PL201 chipset,
but they didn't work. Finally, I got a converter on eBay, for about $4 delivered, that does work.
Hurray! It uses the CH340T chipset.


Necessary also is a male A to female A cable to connect it to the USB port, but no problem at
1200 baud running minicom.

I hope this helps someone.
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Test, just a test

Postby masterdj » Aug Tue 13, 2013 2:50 pm

Hello. And Bye.
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