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  • Good converter, crappy cable

    posted by Cubytus on 07/26/2013
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:

    A very affordable way to add a serial port to a USB-only computer. Converter itself is well-built and seems sturdy.

    Cons:

    No indication as to what the controller is inside. This is important for many USB-to-serial applications.

    Extension cable is really bad quality, doesn't match the good build quality of the converter itself.

    Software comes on a small CD, which is bad since many computers cannot take it nowadays. No website to load updated software??

    OtherThoughts:

    No place to screw serial plugs. Not really a con since torque on these plugs is usually low enough it won't come loose by itself.

    Bottomline:

    If you need a converter to serial, this is one good purchase. Will work in Linux. Not sure about Mac.

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