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RS-422/RS-485 USB to Serial FTDI Adapter with COM Retention (USB-B to DB9 F/M), 1 Port

Model Number: U208-001-IND


USB to serial converter lets you connect a 9-pin serial device to your computer or laptop’s USB-A port.
  • Auto-detects and -switches RS-422 and RS-485 serial devices
  • Independent DIP switch controls provide easy port configuration
  • Automatically reassigns COM values to each port to avoid additional configuration
  • USB-powered, so no bulky or obtrusive external power supply is required
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux—works with most computers
  • 2-year limited warranty
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Features

Connects a Modem or Other 9-Pin Serial Device to Your Computer’s USB-A Port
This USB to serial converter turns your computer’s USB port into a DB9 port capable of connecting RS-422 and RS-485 serial devices, such as modems, handheld scanners and GPS systems. No external power source is needed. Just connect the included USB cable between the U208-001-IND and your computer, and insert the included CD into your computer’s CD drive in order to launch the driver. You’ll be able to configure and share data among point-of-sale equipment and other serial devices. LEDs indicate when serial data is being sent or received.
Independent DIP Switch for Easy Port Configuration
The U208-001-IND’s sole serial port can be set to automatically detect an RS-422 or RS-485 device by adjusting its DIP switch setting. The port can also be set specifically for use in 4-wire mode.
COM Retention Feature for Convenient Reassigning of COM Values to Ports
This USB to RS-485 adapter with built-in FTDI chipset offers COM retention. It automatically reassigns the same COM port values to each port, so when the cable is disconnected or the system is rebooted, no additional configuration is needed. The cable auto-detects and auto-switches RS-422 and RS-485 devices. It also supports RS-485 auto-transceiver turn around with unique featured ATTA hardware.
Rugged All-Metal Housing Designed to Last in Harsh Industrial Applications
The wall-mountable USB to serial converter with an industrial-grade steel enclosure offers electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection to ±15kV. It supports serial communications speeds up to one Mbps and USB 2.0 specifications, though it is backward compatible with USB 1.1 devices.
2-Year Warranty
The U208-001-IND is backed by a 2-year warranty, ensuring reliability and performance.

Typical Applications

  • Connect and control 9-pin point-of-sale devices, including barcode scanners and credit card readers
  • Activate surveillance cameras, access panels and other security equipment
  • Operate serial-based medical and scientific instruments, such as bedside monitors and nursing call stations

Package Includes

  • U208-001-IND RS422/485 USB to Serial FTDI Adapter
  • USB-A to USB-B cable (M/M), 3 ft.
  • (2) 2-pin jumpers
  • Driver CD
  • Owner’s manual

System Requirements

  • Windows XP or later
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Linux 2.6.31 or later
  • Computer with an available USB port
RoHS compliant

Specifications

OVERVIEW
UPC Code037332206008
INPUT
Bus Powered  Yes
USER INTERFACE, ALERTS & CONTROLS
LED IndicatorsGreen (Serial Data Received), Yellow (Serial Data Sent)
PHYSICAL
ColorBlack
Material of ConstructionSteel (SGCC)
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)0.9 x 2.8 x 3.0
Unit Packaging TypeBox
Unit Weight (lbs.)0.30
ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating Temperature Range32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
Storage Temperature Range14 to 131 F ( -10 to 55 C)
Relative Humidity5% to 90% RH, Non-Condensing
BTUs  15.4 BTU/Hr
Power Consumption (Watts)4.5
CONNECTIONS
Ports1
Side A - Connector 1USB B (FEMALE)
Side B - Connector 1DB9 (MALE)
Connector PlatingNickel
Contact Plating  Gold
FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
USB SpecificationUSB 2.0 (up to 480 Mbps)
Driver RequiredYes
TechnologySerial (RS422); Serial (RS485); USB
CERTIFICATIONS
CertificationsTested to CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH
WARRANTY
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)2-year limited warranty

Frequently Asked Questions

COM retention allows the same COM port number to be automatically assigned each time the serial adapter is connected to a USB port on your system (or your system is rebooted). Without COM Retention, you would have to remember which port to connect the adapter.

Additional FAQs may be available on the U208001IND model support page.

Accessories

USB Cables
  Model Number Description
U026-016 | USB Cables U026-016 USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable (A M/F), 16-ft.
U026-025 | USB Cables U026-025 USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable (USB-A M/F), 25 ft. (7.6 m)
U026-10M | USB Cables U026-10M USB 2.0 Active Extension Repeater Cable (A M/F), 10M (33-ft.)
U026-15M | USB Cables U026-15M USB 2.0 Active Extension Repeater Cable (USB-A M/F), 15 m (49 ft.)
U026-20M | USB Cables U026-20M USB 2.0 Active Extension Repeater Cable (A-A M/F), 20M (65-ft.)
Digital Signage & Audio/Video
  Model Number Description
P520-006 | Digital Signage & Audio/Video P520-006 Serial DB9 Serial Extension Cable, Straight Through (DB9 M/F), 6-ft.
USB, Lightning & FireWire
  Model Number Description
U026-016 | USB, Lightning & FireWire U026-016 USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable (A M/F), 16-ft.
U026-10M | USB, Lightning & FireWire U026-10M USB 2.0 Active Extension Repeater Cable (A M/F), 10M (33-ft.)
U026-025 | USB, Lightning & FireWire U026-025 USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable (USB-A M/F), 25 ft. (7.6 m)
U026-20M | USB, Lightning & FireWire U026-20M USB 2.0 Active Extension Repeater Cable (A-A M/F), 20M (65-ft.)
U026-15M | USB, Lightning & FireWire U026-15M USB 2.0 Active Extension Repeater Cable (USB-A M/F), 15 m (49 ft.)
Computer & Storage
  Model Number Description
P520-006 | Computer & Storage P520-006 Serial DB9 Serial Extension Cable, Straight Through (DB9 M/F), 6-ft.

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