Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Sign up today for a 30-day free trial of Newegg Premier
  • Shipping Destination: United States
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search
Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Computer Accessories > 
Cables > 
Computer Cables > 
Serial Cables > 
IOGEAR > 
Item#: N82E16812107906

IOGEAR Model GUC232A USB1.1 to Serial/ PDA Converter Cable

  • USB to DB9 (RS-232)
  • The PDA/ USB Serial Adapter has a standard type A USB plug
  • The GUC232A works great with GPS devices allowing you to convert the serial interface, typically found on GPS units to
IronEgg
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE
This product qualifies for the Iron Egg guarantee. We'll match any qualifying competitor's price.
  • Pin It
  • Email this page
ICON Loading...

The Iogear GUC232A USB to Serial RS-232 Adapter provides one RS-232 Serial (DB-9 male) connector via one standard USB port at a data transfer rate of up to 230Kbps. You can instantly enjoy connectivity with modem, PDA, POS, or other serial devices on your PC or Mac without the hassle of opening your computer case. It provides a quick, simple, and cost-effective solution and is ideal for various communication and automation applications. This makes the USB interface transparent to serial peripherals, allowing them to easily interface with USB computers and eliminates the setup hassle found with traditional serial port connections. This device also supports energy saving suspend and resume operations.

 

  • newegg Connect Serial RS232 Devices to Computers via USB Port Featuring one USB connector on one end and one Serial RS232 connector on the other end, the Iogear GUC232A can easily connect Serial RS232 equipment to USB-enabled computer via USB port.
  • newegg Easy Installation The Iogear GUC232A provides a Plug-and-Play connection for effortless installation, eliminating the hassle of complicate setup.


Learn more about the IOGEAR GUC232A

General

Brand
IOGEAR
Model
GUC232A
Type
USB to DB9 (RS-232)

Features

Features
The USB PDA/ Serial Adapter (GUC232A) provides you with an external serial (DB- 9 male) Plug-n-Play connection for use with computers, notebooks, and handheld computing devices that support USB

The PDA/ USB Serial Adapter has a standard type A USB plug

The GUC232A works great with GPS devices allowing you to convert the serial interface, typically found on GPS units to USB

Quick Info


Customer Reviews of the IOGEAR GUC232A

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • Terry L.
  • 3/23/2014 7:43:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great cable works very reliably

Cons: You can have issues with the driver install sometime, just have to manually update drivers and point to cd if it happens

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Wesley T.
  • 12/6/2013 6:18:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Device

Pros: Works Out of Blister Package on my work machine (Win7 Pro x64) my personal machines (Linux), a Win8 Tablet w/ USB OTG adatper and even had to plug it into a server (MS 2k8 R2 x64) because I did not want to stand in my server room when the temp is <60!

I love having the status LED. Very useful if you are attempting to troubleshoot a BAUD rate or other cause of a console not displaying while attempting access.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I use this more frequently than I care to acknowledge. There is still a wealth of devices that need this to access & configure.

I have used it on devices ranging from Cisco to Siemens.

Some times I wish laptops still had RS232/COM/Console ports! But then I remember how wide that 9 pin port was and how much I appreciate my thin machines.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

1 out of 5 eggsDo NOT Buy!!!!!!!!

Pros: It works fine on most computers.

Cons: On my laptop, I'm running 64-bit Windows 7. I get BSOD often. I have read review from 2010 with this issue. I have talked with Tech Support, and they swear that it's not their problem, but they can't tell me what the problem is. They said that they were going to come out with new drivers to fix this issue years ago. Don't count on it. Terrible product. Terrible Tech Support. Worthless.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Michael Z.
  • 4/8/2013 2:47:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsdoes not work with Windows 8!

Pros: works fine with Windows 7

Cons: this adaptor does not have a driver for Windows 8 and if used with ATEN driver, it crashes Windows 8!

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • mark q.
  • 3/9/2013 8:09:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsonly use if not using window

Pros: drivers are simple and device is simple

Cons: will cause windows 7 to bsod within 10-20 minutes of use.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. The GUC232A has been tested with Windows 7. We recommend using the updated driver located on IOGEAR.com To better service you and understand your set up, please feel to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Matthew H.
  • 6/22/2012 8:09:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid on Win7 64-bit

Pros: Don't have any because this device is essentially useless for my purposes.

Cons: Did not work properly on Windows 7 64-bit. I upgraded my drivers to the lastest version that IOgear has posted on their website. Still getting blue screens. Also, when using to console into equipment, the device output will occasionally freeze, and I have to restart the session.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. I recommend using the driver for the UC232A located on our parent company website. The GUC232A is fully compatible with Windows 7 64 bit. http://www.aten.com/products/productItem.php?model_no=UC232A. To better service you and understand your set up, please feel to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

0 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Duane S.
  • 12/9/2011 5:17:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid adapter

Pros: This adapter works well. I've been using it for over a year on both XP and Windows 7 machines.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: The drivers have been updated by IO Gear - I've not had any BSOD issues on Win 7 with these drivers.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Randal C.
  • 8/4/2011 5:33:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAll Good

Pros: Great Converter. Works great.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: to retread: Yea the nuts on the adapter as apposed to screws make it work with a male to female extension cable...which most people tend to use one with these adapters since these adapters are kinda short for practical use without an extension....:)

Something like this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812196593

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Brad W.
  • 5/3/2011 10:31:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

Pros: Works great in WinXP, Win 7.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have done a comparison on a lot of USB to serial devices and this is the best I've found. I even did static electricity shock tests (necessary for our instruments to pass UL) and this recovered nicely (robust--needed to replug the device a few times, but then, so will your USB drive if you shock it enough. Some of the others caused blue screens). Highly recommended.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Bryan S.
  • 1/25/2011 9:17:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsDriver Issue Not Fixed

Pros: Until it crashes it works great.

Cons: Iogear has still not released an updated driver, and their current version causes a BSOD in Windows 7 as described by the previous reviewer. I contacted Iogear support, and the email response I received said that there was no problem with Windows 7 and their product is fully compatible. Obviously not.

Other Thoughts: I can't recommend this (or even use it) until they fix their driver, which they now deny is an issue.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. This issue was caused by a recent Windows update. The engineers just released the new driver for Windows 7 32/64-bit driver and ready to upload on to our website within the next couple days. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

Compare Offers from All Sellers

Seller Name & Rating Offer Details  
ICON Loading...

Send It As A Gift!

gift services details

More Buying Options

Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Computer Accessories > 
Cables > 
Computer Cables > 
Serial Cables > 
IOGEAR > 
Item#: N82E16812107906
Related Products
Tekit DT 5002A 6ft. USB 2.0 TO SERIAL ...
USB To Pda/Serial Converter CableBrand: Iogear. IOGGUC232A. USB ...
Description: USB end connects to your computer. RS232 ...
2 Connector Number Blue ...
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2014 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site. nassau