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USB Male to DB9 Male Serial Adapter Cable

USB to Serial Adapter Cable (A-M to DB9-M)

Model Number: U209-000-R


  • 5 ft. Length
  • No external power required
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux computers, and Android Tablets / Phones (See System Requirements for details)
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Tripp Lite's USB to Serial Adapter Cable enables a RS-232 serial device to be connected to a computer's USB port. Perfect for a PDA, digital camera, modem or ISDN terminal with a serial port. The unit features a portable design that does not require external power. Supports data transfer rates up to 230 kbps. 5 ft. overall length.

Key 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

Typical Applications

  • Notebook and desktop computers, tablets, and phones

System Requirements

  • Compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, 7, Server 2008, 8, 8.1, and Server 2012
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 through 10.9
  • 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 / Phones) 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

OVERVIEW

Intended Application Connecting Peripherals
Cable Type USB
Model Type Adapters

INPUT

Cable Length (ft.) 5
Cable Length (m) 1.52

UPC ASSIGNMENT

Unit Carton UPC# 037332095640

PHYSICAL

Color Black
Style USB

CONNECTIONS

Connector A
USB A (Male)
USB A (MALE)
Connector B
DB9 (Male)
DB9 (MALE)

WARRANTY

Product Warranty Period (Worldwide) 2-year limited warranty

† Tripp Lite uses primary and third-party agencies to test its products for compliance with standards. See a list of Tripp Lite's testing agencies.

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Completely reliable 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. April 29, 2014
Works perfectly with Windows 8.1 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. January 30, 2014
Excellent!!! Had problems with windows 7 and serial Receipt printers, tried several Adapters, this one worked wonders. October 15, 2013
Very good It is very versatile product. It eliminated necessity to carry 2-3 cables at a time to connect to a device. In our plant we always use this cable day to day with ease of operation. October 5, 2013
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Is the USA-19HS just a high speed version of the U209-000-R?

I used a USA-19HS today for a PC where the serial port was not functioning to connect a bar code wand. The wand in the past connected to a port at 9600bps. I want to buy another as a spare for PCs with a faulty serial port. Would a U209-000-R be adequate for the same bar code wand?
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I am afraid that the answer given is not satisfactory. Under the Q&A section for the USA-19HS product, there is an entry "what chipset does the USA-19HS" use, and the answer is "Texas Instrument chipset". Presumably, it uses the 8052 type microcontroller, like the earlier Keyspan 19's.

Now I have here an actual Tripp-Lite U209-000-R unit right here on my desk. It is based on the Prolific PL-2303 chip! I'm able to use it with PL-2303 drivers.

And I know exactly what drivers are used because I'm using Linux, and can see the kernel log messages from the pl2303 driver as they recognize the device when it's plugged in. That's the only USB Serial driver I compiled in, and it drives the adapter.

So, no, the difference is deeper than just branding or software bundling. It is different hardware.

The two units are more different from each other than are two PL-2303 dongles from totally different manufacturers.
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Thank you for your inquiry. There is no difference in the speed at which these two adapters communicate with the connected devices. The main difference between the U209-00-R and the USA-19HS between is that the USA-19HS comes with drivers that enable the adapter to support some versions of MAC OS.
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It works fine. I have used it on XP 64, Vista 64 Windows 7 x64 and Win 8/8.1 x64
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The U209-000-R is compatible with Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows ME, XP, 2008 Server 32/64, Vista 32/64, Win7 32/64, 2008 Server 32/64, Win 8 32/64, 2012 Server 32/64.

For additonal information please reach out to our main product support team at 773-869-1233 option 3 or techsupport@tripplite.com.
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I am using 3 of your U209-000-Rs on a system I'm running for test purposes. They are connected to 3 test systems, and the PC is then accessed via Remote Desktop or KVM-over-IP. I need to be able to determine remotely which device is connected to which system. I've looked through the properties under Device Manager in Win7, and thought that "Physical Device Object Name" would work, but it changes when the system is rebooted. I didn't find any other usable properties that didn't change when either the USB port changed and/or the PC was rebooted. Is there any kind of static device ID / serial number that is different per USB adapter? Or any way to differentiate between the three?

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Due to the type of problem you're experiencing, you need to contact Tripp Lite Technical Support for assistance with this matter.
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Will this cable work with an iMAC computer?

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The U209-000-R is not compatible with any Apple operating systems.
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Please contact Tripp Lite Tech Support @ 1-773-869-1234 for assistance.
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[FAQ-915] Can you use a U209-000-R with a USB UPS?

No.[Last Updated: Jun 19, 2013]

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[FAQ-1123] What chipset does the U209-000-R use?

The chipset for the U209-000-R is Prolific.[Last Updated: Nov 1, 2013]

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[FAQ-1140] What is the lowest baud rate with which the U209-000-R will work?

The lowest baud rate that the U209-000-R supports is 300bps.[Last Updated: Nov 1, 2013]

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