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StarTech 1 ft USB to RS232 Serial DB9 Adapter Hub with COM Retention

  • COM port settings are retained for serial devices plugged into different USB ports
  • Draws power from USB port. No external power needed
  • Easy to setup and install
  • Lightweight and portable cable is
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This innovative USB to Serial adapter offers a professional grade solution for connecting legacy or industrial RS232 serial devices to a laptop or desktop computer through USB - eliminating the expense of upgrading serial peripherals for compatibility.

A time-saving and convenient USB/Serial solution, the adapter retains assigned serial COM port values in nonvolatile memory, allowing the same values to automatically be assigned to the adapter serial port if disconnected and reconnected, or disconnected from one USB port and installed in another.

A versatile connectivity solution that bridges legacy serial peripheral devices with newer USB-capable computers, the USB to Serial adapter is compatible with Win98/2000/XP/Vista and MAC OS 10.4+ operating systems, and is backed by StarTech.com's 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.


Learn more about the STARTECH 12-200-138 ICUSB232PRO

General

Brand
StarTech
Model
12-200-138
ICUSB232PRO
Type
USB to DB9 (RS-232)
Color
Black

Spec

Connector Number
2
Connector Detail
Connector Types: 1 - DB9 Male
Connector Types: 1 - USB A Female
Specifications
Maximum Data Transfer Rate: 920 Kbits/Sec
Hardware Requirement: A PC with an available USB 1.1 port
Operating System: Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista

Features

Features
COM port settings are retained for serial devices plugged into different USB ports
Draws power from USB port. No external power needed
Easy to setup and install
Lightweight and portable cable is excellent solution for laptop or mobile application
Provides dual buffers for upstream and downstream data transfer
Supports automatic handshake mode
Supports data transfer rates of up to 920kpbs
Supports remote wake up and power management control

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  • john h.
  • 7/11/2014 12:19:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCOM port retention works with multiple adapters

Pros: COM port retention works with multiple adapters, even when you change port values. have bought like ten of these and no doa's or returns. Have used with XP and windows 7. Have not tried with 8,yet.

Cons: It does not predict the future.

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  • Gregory B.
  • 10/31/2012 6:09:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked Perfectly.

Pros: Windows 7 x64 downloaded needed drivers from the internet. Didn't need to use the included cd.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: My dad needed an adapter to get his noise dosimeters to work with his new laptop which didn't have a serial connection. This adapter worked with no issues.

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  • Richard K.
  • 10/27/2011 5:32:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOk, but no drivers

Pros: I"m using these adapters with scales and barcode readers that were originally connected by serial cables. I didn't have any trouble setting up or configuring them to work in Windows XP, Windows 7 32-bit or Windows 7 64-bit systems.

Cons: Drives are ancient. You need to get the Prolific drivers from their web site for all the features to work correctly.
The "port-retention" features seems to work with ONLY the
driver dated 10/24/2011. Not a big deal, but the vendor, StarTech could at least upgrade the drivers on their site.

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  • Paul B.
  • 9/27/2011 5:01:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks and you won't be disappointed

Pros: - Open box
- Load driver
- Plugin and go

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have an older serial device that works well and its not worth upgrading. Its for my homeautomation hobby and lots of people have to deal with this issue

My concern was going "too cheap" on a serial coverter as there a number of stories about things that don't work This one works and is a no brainer.

Is it really worth $5 less than this to roll the dice on your serial device working? No

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/6/2008 12:18:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsJust the ticket

Pros: Worked out of the box to connect a serial port device to a newer computer that only had USB ports. Still working fine after a year.

Cons: none

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  • Linden H.
  • 7/14/2008 11:22:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked well

Pros: Installed software first, no problems, plugged cable in and it was found and software applied just fine, hooked it up to my old weather station and everything worked. All installs should work this smoothly.

Cons: Wish it was less expensive, but when something works just like it is supposed to it eases the pain :)

Other Thoughts: Perfect device to run older hardware when you get a new computer with no serial port. I used Device Manager and assigned the device the COM port that my old weather station had to have and cycled the computer and the COM port was retained just as advertised. I'm glad someone makes this thing!

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  • Linden H.
  • 7/13/2008 9:56:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked well

Pros: Software installed easily under Vista SP1, plugged adapter in and software was found and installed painlessly. Went to Device Manager and changed the COM port to the one that my weather station wanted (it could only use COM 1 thru 4) and hooked it up and BINGO! everything worked! Wish every install was this easy.

Cons: Wish I didn't have to spend so much.

Other Thoughts: If you have purchased a new computer with no serial port, this is the adapter to get to make your older hardware work with your new computer. I rebooted and the adapter did retain the COM 1 port setting I had assigned it in Device Manager.

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