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USB-to-Serial ??

Started by Jim Thompson October 23, 2012
Further cleaning up in the office found an odd cable... USB on one
end, what looks to be serial on the other??

Was there such a thing.

My cable collection was sort of hilarious, I don't know why I kept
some things for so long... I must have tossed 20# of parallel port
printer cables ;-)
		
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On 24 Okt., 02:46, Jim Thompson <To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-I...@On-My-
Web-Site.com> wrote:
> Further cleaning up in the office found an odd cable... USB on one > end, what looks to be serial on the other?? > > Was there such a thing. >
that's not an odd cable, theres millions of them, replacement for the serialport that is no more on most computers -Lasse
Jim Thompson wrote:
> > Further cleaning up in the office found an odd cable... USB on one > end, what looks to be serial on the other??
Common as dirt.
In article <tbee88hu7dvkknoq1m2532d3dc7217d9fg@4ax.com>,
 Jim Thompson <To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> writes:

>Further cleaning up in the office found an odd cable... USB on one >end, what looks to be serial on the other??
If you take the serial connector apart, you will find a USB-Serial chip. If you plug the USB end into a PC, it should turn into another serial port. That's /dev/ttyUSBx on Linux systesm, and COMx on Windows boxes. -- These are my opinions. I hate spam.
On 24/10/2012 01:46, Jim Thompson wrote:
> Further cleaning up in the office found an odd cable... USB on one > end, what looks to be serial on the other?? > > Was there such a thing. > > My cable collection was sort of hilarious, I don't know why I kept > some things for so long... I must have tossed 20# of parallel port > printer cables ;-) > > ...Jim Thompson >
Yes. Hang onto it. Same with old SCSI and IEEE gear. One day you may need it to connect your prehistoric test & measurement kit to a new PC. -- Regards, Martin Brown
On Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:46:41 -0700, Jim Thompson
<To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote:

>Further cleaning up in the office found an odd cable... USB on one >end, what looks to be serial on the other?? > >Was there such a thing. > >My cable collection was sort of hilarious, I don't know why I kept >some things for so long... I must have tossed 20# of parallel port >printer cables ;-) > > ...Jim Thompson
I Just reciently had to procure a Centronics to Parallel prot cable. No one carries those anymore, except the little computer shops. Hang on to those as they are obsolete. Cheers
Martin Riddle wrote:
> > On Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:46:41 -0700, Jim Thompson > <To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote: > > >Further cleaning up in the office found an odd cable... USB on one > >end, what looks to be serial on the other?? > > > >Was there such a thing. > > > >My cable collection was sort of hilarious, I don't know why I kept > >some things for so long... I must have tossed 20# of parallel port > >printer cables ;-) > > > > ...Jim Thompson > > I Just reciently had to procure a Centronics to Parallel prot cable. > No one carries those anymore, except the little computer shops. Hang > on to those as they are obsolete.
How many hundred do you need?
On Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:13:38 -0400, "Michael A. Terrell"
<mike.terrell@earthlink.net> wrote:

> >Martin Riddle wrote: >> >> On Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:46:41 -0700, Jim Thompson >> <To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote: >> >> >Further cleaning up in the office found an odd cable... USB on one >> >end, what looks to be serial on the other?? >> > >> >Was there such a thing. >> > >> >My cable collection was sort of hilarious, I don't know why I kept >> >some things for so long... I must have tossed 20# of parallel port >> >printer cables ;-) >> > >> > ...Jim Thompson >> >> I Just reciently had to procure a Centronics to Parallel prot cable. >> No one carries those anymore, except the little computer shops. Hang >> on to those as they are obsolete. > > > How many hundred do you need?
I only needed one for a new Zebra printer/HP printserver, but the local offcemax /staples doesn't carry those anymore. Cheers
On Wed, 24 Oct 2012 01:06:46 -0500,
hal-usenet@ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net (Hal Murray) wrote:

>In article <tbee88hu7dvkknoq1m2532d3dc7217d9fg@4ax.com>, > Jim Thompson <To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> writes: > >>Further cleaning up in the office found an odd cable... USB on one >>end, what looks to be serial on the other?? > >If you take the serial connector apart, you will find a USB-Serial >chip. > >If you plug the USB end into a PC, it should turn into another serial port. >That's /dev/ttyUSBx on Linux systesm, and COMx on Windows boxes.
Thanks! I'll keep it. I have ONE very-occasional-use event recorder that needs a serial port input (my infamous aircraft noise reporter that automatically sends E-mail to the blond bitch at city hall :-) ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson, CTO | mens | | Analog Innovations, Inc. | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | Phoenix, Arizona 85048 Skype: Contacts Only | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
Martin Riddle wrote:
> > On Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:13:38 -0400, "Michael A. Terrell" > <mike.terrell@earthlink.net> wrote: > > > > >Martin Riddle wrote: > >> > >> On Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:46:41 -0700, Jim Thompson > >> <To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote: > >> > >> >Further cleaning up in the office found an odd cable... USB on one > >> >end, what looks to be serial on the other?? > >> > > >> >Was there such a thing. > >> > > >> >My cable collection was sort of hilarious, I don't know why I kept > >> >some things for so long... I must have tossed 20# of parallel port > >> >printer cables ;-) > >> > > >> > ...Jim Thompson > >> > >> I Just reciently had to procure a Centronics to Parallel prot cable. > >> No one carries those anymore, except the little computer shops. Hang > >> on to those as they are obsolete. > > > > > > How many hundred do you need? > > I only needed one for a new Zebra printer/HP printserver, but the > local offcemax /staples doesn't carry those anymore.
I have them from 6 to 25 feet, if you ever need another. Just pay postage. I still have plenty of 9 & 25 pin serial cables.