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Old 10-26-2009, 09:05 PM   #1
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Default USB to serial adapter for diypnp. Which ones work?

Anyone have a brand that works. I have tried two different usb to serial adapters and both won't work. One of them worked with my dataloglab and serialink so it doesn't appear to be the computer.

I now have to hook it up to my desktop. That will be fun datalogging. Most new laptops are doing away with the DB9 so where does this leave us?
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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I've never had any issues with my ATEN one with the FIFO buffers turned down to 0.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:51 AM   #3
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We haven't seen many issues with any adapter with a FTDI chipset, such as the one we sell.
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Matt's is the ****. Works on many diff comps even my mac with windows?
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FTDI is the ****. :thumbsup:
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I have 2 ... i have issues with downloading firmware with one, and issues with running megatune with the other... So i just keep both in my car.

Ill get the names of them later, i cant remember.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:28 AM   #7
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I bought the GigaWare at RadiosHack both times. Never the slightest problem. I think rharris is using my beat up old one on the yellow 2.0L V-band car. $40 bucks...but such is piece of mind, and you can find it around the corner. Tried cheaper ones...never worked for ****.

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http://radioshack.com/product/index....ductId=3120513
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Ftdi adapters just create a comm port in windows and communicate through a serial connection. If you are having trouble with an adapter with a ftdi chip in it its likely your OS or config that is screwing you up.
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I've used several with the GUC232 chipset. There's one under the IOGear brand, and I've seen several in white-box form.
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Thanks everyone. There's and adapter at work with the ftdi chipset. I'll try it and see if it works.
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I have one from Targus, model name "232", part# PA088U
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:35 PM   #12
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FTDI usb cable works perfect. Thanks again for the advice
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