If you need a serial port on your computer but you don’t have one, this USB to serial (RS-232) adapter is an easy solution. To use the adapter, install the appropriate driver and plug it in to your computer’s USB port using a USB A to mini-B cable. Now you have a virtual com port!
we carry this product for use with the Scribbler 2 Robot, which requires a serial connection for programming. With this adapter you can program the Scribbler through the USB port on you PC or laptop.
Parallax designed this adapter using the FTDI chip, FT232RL. This adapter supports multiple operating systems. FTDI provides fully functional drivers, maintaining and improving them as operating systems change.
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We deliver Australia-wide with these options:
- $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
- $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
- $8.95 for Express Post (1-2 days, tracked)
- Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)
International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:
- $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
- $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)
If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.
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Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
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