Model Number: U209-000-R

USB to Serial Adapter Cable (USB-A to DB9 M/M), 5-ft.

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Connect devices with a 9-pin RS-232 serial port, such as modems, digital cameras, PDAs and ISDN terminals, to the USB Type-A port on your computer or laptop.
  • 5 ft. Length
  • No external power required
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux computers, and Android Tablets / Phones (See System Requirements for details)
  • Need drivers? Click on the Support Page link on the left
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U209-000-R USB to Serial Adapter Cable

Overview

The U209-000-R USB-to-Serial Adapter Cable allows you to connect a 9-pin RS-232 serial device to a computer or laptop with a USB Type-A port. It works with modems, digital cameras, PDAs, ISDN terminals and other devices with a serial port. The U209-000-R supports data transfer speeds up to 230 Kbps—twice as fast as a built-in serial port. No external power is required, and the compact 5-foot cable tucks away conveniently in your backpack or laptop bag for easy travelling. Doubled-shielded design with gold-plated contacts, tinned copper braid and aluminum Mylar foil shield eliminates crosstalk and reduces EMI/RFI interference. Compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, 7, Server 2008, 8, 8.1, Server 2012, and 10; Mac OS X 10.6 through 10.10; and Linux Redhat 7.3, 8.0 and 9.0. Also works with Android tablets and smartphones with the addition of a USB Host Mode (OTG) cable.

Features

  • Connect a RS-232 Serial device to the USB port on your computer or Android tablet / phone
  • Compatible with Android tablets / phones with USB Host Mode (OTG) support and OS version 3.2 and above
  • Connectors: USB-A male/DB9 male
  • Portable design is ideal for use with a PDA or digital camera
  • Does not require external power
  • Supports data transfer rates up to 230 kbps
  • Premium double-shielded cable with tinned copper braid and aluminum Mylar foil shield that eliminates cross-talk and reduces EMI/RFI interference
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux computers, and Android Tablets / Phones (See System Requirements for details)
  • Prolific PL2303RA Chipset

System Requirements

  • Compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, 7, Server 2008, 8, 8.1, Server 2012, and 10
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 through 10.10
  • Compatible with Linux Redhat 7.3, 8.0 and 9.0(Linux Kernel 2.4.31 and above already includes built-in drivers)
  • Compatible with Android Devices(Tablets with USB Host Mode(OTG) support and Android OS version 3.2 and above. Android Devices will require a USB Host Mode(OTG) cable(such as Tripp Lite's U052-06N) to connect the U209-000-R to the device.

Package Includes

  • U209-000-R USB-to-Serial Adapter Cable
  • Owner’s Manual
RoHS compliant

Specifications

INPUT
Cable Length (ft.) 5
PHYSICAL
Color Black
CONNECTIONS
Ports 1
Side A - Connector 1 USB A (MALE)
Side B - Connector 1 DB9 (MALE)
WARRANTY
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide) 2-year limited warranty

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Tripp LiteUSB to Serial Adapter Cable (USB-A to DB9 M/M) 5-ft.
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

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1.0

lost the comunication

By Jhon the Enginner

from TJ BC

Comments about Tripp Lite USB to Serial Adapter Cable (USB-A to DB9 M/M) 5-ft.:

th cable lost comunication before 5 minutes i cant upload PLC programs

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5.0

Does its job without any problems so far

By AP Pro

from San Marcos, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tripp Lite USB to Serial Adapter Cable (USB-A to DB9 M/M) 5-ft.:

This cord perfomrs its function.

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5.0

Works great. It does just what it was designed to do.

By Judynkeys

from Virginia

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tripp Lite USB to Serial Adapter Cable (USB-A to DB9 M/M) 5-ft.:

Prompt service. Works great.

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5.0

updates my automotive scanner

By eled

from Undisclosed

Comments about Tripp Lite USB to Serial Adapter Cable (USB-A to DB9 M/M) 5-ft.:

This product works as designed. I use this to make sure my scanner is up to date with the latest software so I can repair cars efficiently.

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5.0

Very smooth and easy installation

By courtier

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Comments about Tripp Lite USB to Serial Adapter Cable (USB-A to DB9 M/M) 5-ft.:

I've used a number of USB to serial adapters with my Mac over the years. Each couple of OSX updates seems to break support and require new software and/or drivers. This unit installed easily and worked right away whereas many other ones I have failed to work under the current OS (Yosemite 10.10.2).

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5.0

Fits the requiement to a T

By Jas

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Comments about Tripp Lite USB to Serial Adapter Cable (USB-A to DB9 M/M) 5-ft.:

Many electric utility SCADA, relays and test equipment still use serial connections and of course the newer PCs do no have serial ports. This solves the problem with ease.

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5.0

Works Great

By Anonymous

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Comments about Tripp Lite USB to Serial Adapter Cable (USB-A to DB9 M/M) 5-ft.:

I plugged it in and it worked! I like anything that works this easily!

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5.0

Filled our needs completely

By MJ

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Comments about Tripp Lite USB to Serial Adapter Cable (USB-A to DB9 M/M) 5-ft.:

In our environment, sometimes we run into older machines needing access to newer technology or vice versa. This product was purchase to be used in a scientific lab and we were very happy with the results. Drivers loaded very easily, and communication was established without error.

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5.0

Completely reliable

By Frank

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Comments about Tripp Lite USB to Serial Adapter Cable (USB-A to DB9 M/M) 5-ft.:

Customers of the company I work for have numerous legacy devices in the field that have had to convert from RS232 to USB. This is the only converter we support. No other comes close to the trouble free installation/operation of this device.

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5.0

Works perfectly with Windows 8.1

By meglanon99

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Comments about Tripp Lite USB to Serial Adapter Cable (USB-A to DB9 M/M) 5-ft.:

I am using this for our Cisco gear and our IT department is standardizing on this model because it works with the current versions of Windows.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The chipset for the U209-000-R is Prolific.
The lowest baud rate that the U209-000-R supports is 300 bps.


Additional FAQs may be available on the U209-000-R model support page.


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