FTDI Chip Converter

  • RS Stock No. 687-7812
  • Mfr. Part No. UT232R-500-BLK
  • Manufacturer FTDI Chip
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COO (Country of Origin): TH
Product Details

FTDI Chip USB To Rs232 Cable

The FTDI Chip USB to RS232 cable is a family of communication devices. This model provides a simple method of adapting legacy serial devices with RS232 interfaces to modern USB ports. This adapter contains a small internal electronic circuit board, which utilises the FTDI FT232R, mounted inside a rugged plastic enclosure capable of withstanding industrial temperature ranges. The integrated electronics also include RS232 line drivers to provide true signal levels. This incorporates a standard USB-A device connector for connection to an upstream host or hub port. The connector moulding also includes thumbscrews for locking the DB9 connector to the mating half when assembled. It requires USB device drivers, which are used to make the UT232R appear as a Virtual COM Port (VCP). This allows existing serial communications software such as HyperTerminal to exchange data through an adaptor to a legacy RS232 peripheral device.

Features and Benefits

Adds one RS-232 serial port by connecting to USB
Special high gloss white finish enclosure design
Enhanced RS232 transceiver gives serial port speed of up to 1MBaud
Integral 5m USB cable with moulded strain relief
Works with USB 1.1 & 2.0 Host and Hub ports
Industry Standard FTDI chip set & device drivers for maximum compatibility
Microsoft Windows WHQL-certified, Mac OS X, Linux and Windows CE device drivers
Installs as a standard Windows COM port
Quality 4-layer PCB design
Easy plug and play installation and RS-232 device connection
RS-232 data signals: TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, DSR, DTR, DCD, RI, GND
Powered by USB port, no external power adapter required
Operating temperature ranges between -20°C and 80°C


USB to RS232 converter
Upgrading legacy peripherals to USB
USB audio and low bandwidth video data transfer
PDA to USB data transfer
USB smart card readers
USB instrumentation
USB industrial control
USB MP3 player interface
USB flash card reader/writers
Set top box PC - USB interface
USB digital camera interface
USB hardware modems
USB wireless modems
USB bar code readers
USB software/hardware encryption dongles


ANSI/ESD S20.20:2014
BS EN 61340-5-1:2007
FCC certified

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