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MAX3232 Breakout

SKU: BOB-11189

$7.40 AUD, inc GST
$6.73 AUD, exc GST

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MAX3232 Breakout
7.4 AUD

SKU: BOB-11189

$7.40 AUD, inc GST
$6.73 AUD, exc GST
1 reviews 0 5 5
In stock, ships same business day if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Mon, 26th of Mar
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The ‘must have’ IC for TTL/CMOS projects finally has its own breakout board! This is the RS232 converter IC that is capable of running at 3V and communicating with 5V logic.

We’ve taken the SOIC package MAX3232 and broken out all the pins you need to set up your RS232 to TTL connection. We’ve also included the necessary 0.1uF charge pump capacitors. Also remember that because the MAX3232 operates at a broader voltage range than the 232 (3 - 5.5V) you can use this on both your 3.3 and 5V projects!


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  1. Review by Abe verified purchaser

    These boards are the real deal, and work as expected. I started off with the cheap eBay MAX3232 boards, but they were unreliable, internally oscillated, and then overheated. I then found out that they were using counterfeit chips. So, you get what you pay for. (Posted on 15/07/2016)

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