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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 2
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Ok but you get what you pay for – USB to RS232 Adapter with USB Extension Cable (41CM Length) Reviews

posted by xSmurf on 05/26/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
This is a simple USB <> RS232 converter. Not much to say here. It's the cheapest one available on DX an as others report it's PL2303 based which has wide driver support (now a days).
Cons:
The PL2303 IC is actually a blob of epoxy (and a generic Maxim level converter) making it harder to to this adaptor for DIY USB <> TTL Serial. None the less, the epoxy blob shouldn't stop me as I will tap in on the level converter once I pass the module under the rework station.
Other:
Opens up easily for DIY purposes, yay \o/
Bottomline:
You get what you pay for, as at this low low price, what you get is a blob of black epoxy! ;)

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