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Gigaware® USB to Serial Cable

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2603487

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Product Summary

Convert it.

This serial cable is a bridge that links the traditional serial (DB9) interface to the Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface. It is easy to install.

  • 6-ft. USB to serial cable
  • Low-power consumption and powered from USB connection
  • Fully compatible USB host device drivers available
  • Transparent fully automatic support for true bi-directional communication
  • Supports standard PC serial port register based operation
  • System support: Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8
  • Allows you to use your serial devices through your USB port
  • Reduces signal loss and improves quality

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  • Compatible with Windows Vista™, Windows XP, 7, 8
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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Date added Document
June 05, 2013 Gigaware USB-A to Serial Cable (Guía Del Usuario)
June 05, 2013 Gigaware USB-A to Serial Cable (User's Guide)

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Gigaware® USB to Serial Cable
 
5.0

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5.0

Works with Windows 7/8

By David

from Huntsville, AL

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Pros

  • Durable construction
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Complicated Driver Inst

Best Uses

  • Embedded Systems
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Rs232

Comments about Gigaware® USB to Serial Cable:

The driver installation is a little complicated for windows 7/8. The driver's themselves are fine, it is the installer that is packaged with them that is flakey. It will work fine with w2k/vista/winXP but on 7 or 8 the installer will crash a lot. HERE IS HOW TO MAKE THE DRIVER INSTALLATION WORK in win7/8:
Unzip the file, go to the Vista folder, and right click the 'setup.exe' file and select properties.
Here's the magic: Select the compatibility tab, then select the "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" check box and then select the 'VISTA' option from the menu below the checkbox. Click apply and then right-click 'setup.exe' again and this time 'run as administrator'. Enter credentials and the driver installation should complete successfully. Make sure the device is NOT plugged in when you install the drivers or the installation may fail.

I've run these up to the max allowed by the drivers (128kb/sec in windows, and 460.8kb/sec in linux) without transmission errors. That sort of thing is possbile due to the long length of USB cable leading to the adapter. Usually I can plug the DB9 directly into a device instead of needing a separate RS232 cable. (Note:Purchase a gender changer and a null-modem adapter with this and you'll be able to plug into anything RS232 with ease!)

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

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5.0

Gigaware USB Cable

By Jmac

from Port Aransas, Tx

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable construction
  • Reliable
  • Strong Connection Points

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Computer Equipment

    Comments about Gigaware® USB to Serial Cable:

    this product worked well when I found the right program to use with it. Tried several programs and they did not work with it.

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

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