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Old 04-14-2009, 09:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Connecting a serial device to a PC with no serial ports

Hi all,

I am working on setting up a DAQ system to transfer data through this board to my computer. While the picture is not amazing and neither is the description, I can tell you that the board has a db-15 hd d-sub connector (you can see the pins on the left in the picture on the above link) and that it can use either the RS-232 or the RS-485 standard.

I have been trying to come up with a way to connect this board to my computer, but with little success. Tech support at the company that makes the board suggested that I buy an adapter so I can plug it into a usb port, but I cannot find an adapter that will do this. The only other alternative I can think of is to buy a pci serial board, but the only ones I have found use the db-9 arrangement, and I cannot find an adapter to go from db-15 to db-9.

So! Any suggestions? Your help is much appreciated!

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