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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 2
  • Usefulness: 5
Good converter, crappy cable – USB to RS232 Adapter with USB Extension Cable (41CM Length) Reviews

posted by Cubytus on 07/26/2013 Certified Owner

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??
Other:
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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