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Cables To Go Port Authority 13" USB to DB9 Serial Adapter

Model:

26886

 | Catalog #: 55008871
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$14.20
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Valid until: 09/06/14
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Product Summary

Increase your versatility.

Free up your RS-232 serial port with the Cables To Go Port Authority 13" USB Serial DB9 Adapter. With no IRQs and no IRQ conflicts, this adapter lets you use multiple serial devices attached to your PC.

  • Connect a USB and RS-232 port easily and get a data transfer rate of over 230Kbps
  • Supports automatic handshake mode, remote wake up and power management
  • Includes a 96-byte buffer, each for upstream and downstream data flow
  • Works with mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras, modems and ISDN terminal adapters

You'll also need

  • IBM-compatible PC
  • Intel® Pentium® processor 200MHz or above
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port
  • Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP
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What's in the box

  • USB to DB9 serial adapter
  • Installation CD
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 12 month
  • Labor: 12 month
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Customer Reviews

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Cables To Go Port Authority 13"" USB to DB9 Serial Adapter
 
4.3

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Highly compatible (13)
  • Reliable (12)
  • Durable construction (7)
  • Good length (4)
  • Rugged (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Computer equipment (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (12), Budget shopper (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (15), Business (6)

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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    5.0

    great on my macbook pro

    By n/a

    from Florida

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Highly Compatible

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Cables To Go Port Authority 13"" USB to DB9 Serial Adapter:

        I was hesitant to try it on my MacBook Pro...but it was "plug and play."

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Worked perfectly

        By Engineer in AZ

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Cables To Go Port Authority 13"" USB to DB9 Serial Adapter:

              Bought a no name cable off of [@] and it failed to work. Paid a little more for this one but it worked flawlessly. Easy setup. Running on an older laptop with XP. Highly recommended.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Works as Advertised!!!

              By Ernie... at home sales rep

              from Southern California

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Highly Compatible
              • Works with Win 7 64 bit

              Cons

              • A little too short

              Best Uses

              • Computer Equipment

              Comments about Cables To Go Port Authority 13"" USB to DB9 Serial Adapter:

              Had an earlier Radio Shack adaptor cable for XP but did not work on Win 7. Unit delivered in one day!!! Followed manual instructions exactly as noted and all went just like manual said it would. Connected a serial RFID reader device to my laptop's USB port.
              Length a little too short but had extension cable, no problem. Excellent value.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              works very well

              By joe

              from maple shade nj

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Pros

              • Durable construction
              • Highly Compatible

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Computer Equipment

                Comments about Cables To Go Port Authority 13"" USB to DB9 Serial Adapter:

                bought others that woul not work with windows 7 64 bit . this worked very well very happy with it. Ordered it one morning got it the next day. very surprised!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                4.0

                Lego Spybotics

                By Myhe01

                from Dade City, FL

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Programming

                  Comments about Cables To Go Port Authority 13"" USB to DB9 Serial Adapter:

                  My Dell Mini didn't have a serial port, but it have 3 usb ports. I needed a serial port to program my lego spybot. So I bought one and worked great!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great

                  By Michael G

                  from Lima OH

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Highly Compatible

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Cables To Go Port Authority 13"" USB to DB9 Serial Adapter:

                      Did just what expected. Worked perfect with Windows 7

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                       
                      5.0

                      It works

                      By Network Engineer

                      from Indianapolis, IN

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable construction
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Crimped nuts need to go
                      • Needs to be longer

                      Best Uses

                      • Computer Equipment
                      • Networking

                      Comments about Cables To Go Port Authority 13"" USB to DB9 Serial Adapter:

                      Great value product that does what it is advertised to do. The nuts for the connector are crimped on the end and are the wrong ones for the gender of the connector. You cannot just unscrew them so I had to take a Dremel and cut them off so the cable would be usable. I also carry a spare gender adapter in my computer backpack along with several other kinds of null modems cables for almost any connectivity needs. It would be nice if it was a 4 or 6 foot cable but I carry extra cables for this problem.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Works better than advertised

                      By Old Man Listening

                      from Mitchell, South Dakota

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable construction
                      • Easy to install
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Connection Points

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Connect Scanner to comput

                        Comments about Cables To Go Port Authority 13"" USB to DB9 Serial Adapter:

                        I needed to hook-up my scanner to my computer.
                        I only had a usb port on my computer and a serial port on my scanner. My computer has windows 7 64 bit. I tried other cables but they did`nt work so I ordered this one and It works perfectly Did`nt even have to adjust a thing.
                        The scanner software even accepted it with no problem .Drivers were dead on.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        good stuff

                        By dto021

                        from New Jersey

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Performance
                        • Good Length
                        • Good Warranty
                        • Rugged
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Cables To Go Port Authority 13"" USB to DB9 Serial Adapter:

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                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great adapter

                            By B

                            from Maryland

                            About Me Power User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Performance
                            • Good Length
                            • Rugged

                            Cons

                            • Not available at store

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Cables To Go Port Authority 13"" USB to DB9 Serial Adapter:

                              Adapter works as advertised.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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