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HP Calculator Communications - USB -> RS232/Serial on Win7/64? - Thomas Chrapkiewicz - 10-12-2011

What is the recommended USB -> Serial convertor for usage with the latest Win7/64bit OS?

In the past, I've been pleased with the performance of a Belkin device as it had RX/TX indicators and drivers were immediately available. Now I find that this device is not supported by the manufacturer with Win7/64.

Thank you in advance for your advice,
TomC


Re: HP Calculator Communications - USB -> RS232/Serial on Win7/64? - Bart (UK) - 10-12-2011

The FTDI converter that I referenced in article 1060 has drivers that claim Windows 7 64-bit compatability - driver list

-Bart


Re: HP Calculator Communications - USB -> RS232/Serial on Win7/64? - Lincoln R. - 10-12-2011

If you can figure out what USB to RS232 chip your Belkin adaptor is using, you could check the chip manufacturer's website to see if Win7 64 drivers are available. Belkin doesn't really design anything themselves these days, and they certainly don't design USB to RS232 ASICs.


Re: HP Calculator Communications - USB -> RS232/Serial on Win7/64? - Thomas Chrapkiewicz - 10-12-2011

Does anyone know of a USA source?

Thanks,
TomC


Re: HP Calculator Communications - USB -> RS232/Serial on Win7/64? - Marcus von Cube, Germany - 10-12-2011

Doesn't sell FTDI directly?


Re: HP Calculator Communications - USB -> RS232/Serial on Win7/64? - Bart (UK) - 10-12-2011

Yes, I purchased mine using the "buy online" button. However, the HQ is UK based and there may be additional transport costs for our friends on the other side of the Atlantic.


Re: HP Calculator Communications - USB -> RS232/Serial on Win7/64? - Eric Smith - 10-12-2011

Digi-Key Corporation and
Mouser Electronics both sell FTDI products.


Re: HP Calculator Communications - USB -> RS232/Serial on Win7/64? - Gerry Schultz - 10-12-2011

Here's what I use and it works under Win7: FTDI - US232-100 USB to RS232 Serial Cable. Newark part number 34M8933; cost $24.

Gerry


Re: HP Calculator Communications - USB -> RS232/Serial on Win7/64? - NateB - 10-12-2011

Several are available on Amazon. Just search for FTDI RS232.

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3


Re: HP Calculator Communications - USB -> RS232/Serial on Win7/64? - Jeff O. - 10-13-2011

EasySYNC ES-U-1001-R10


Re: HP Calculator Communications - USB -> RS232/Serial on Win7/64? - Thomas Chrapkiewicz - 10-13-2011

Thank you all for your helpful assistance and recommendations.

Surprisingly enough, the Belkin device does NOT use generic (i.e. FTDI type devices; there is a hand labelled ASIC in it!). (If anayone is curious for details, email me and I can take some pics.)
Surprising.

In the meantime I will pursue the FTDI devices.

Regards,
TomC