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    • Overall Rating: 2
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 1
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 3
    2 DXPoints
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    Nice RS232-to-RS485 convertor for high speed projects

    posted by jaypeevee on 07/14/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Neatly packaged with detachable wire terminal piece thus allows for screwing them on and not making contact until you're done.
    Cons:
    Doesn't work on sub-9600bps speeds or reliably above that. My version even had some stray solder between two chip pins, after o...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Good multifunctional USB charger

    posted by jaypeevee on 06/23/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Usable Euro-plug-style USB charger that will with into almost all sockets and bags. Will also work with certain cellphones that require shorted pins to detect AC-charging (HTC Desire and others).
    Cons:
    Pins were a little bent, and in some Euro-plugs you need to wiggle it a bit
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 2
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Nice simple little TTL breakout cable

    posted by jaypeevee on 06/23/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Nice and easily usable chipset allows for use on Windows, Mac and Linux. Small and sturdy package makes it easy to transport and use. If you have other Prolific USB Serial stuff, the drivers will be usable immediately, otherwise they're even available direc...
    Cons:
    The wires are a bit thin and might damage/break easily over time.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Good powerbrick for multiple cameras

    posted by jaypeevee on 04/07/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Regular Euro/Shaver cable can be used making for a speedy deployment. Specification-wise about 6 times as much Amps are delivered as the small powerwarts you get with regular surveillance cameras.
    Cons:
    The US cable-plug looks a bit wobbly at the mains end, but don't need it, so can't fully assess. A bit too plasticky feel, bit ...
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