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LakeViewLSU
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2009
17730 posts

Best source for old school USB adapters?
I have some old equipment that is tempermental and likes certain types of adapters.


Spock's Eyebrow
LSU Fan
Member since May 2012
12300 posts

re: Best source for old school USB adapters?
Adapters to what?

For antiquated computer gear including all kinds of adapters, the recycling place on Main St has a ton, much of it donated by me.


LakeViewLSU
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2009
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re: Best source for old school USB adapters?
Mostly traffic counters.


Spock's Eyebrow
LSU Fan
Member since May 2012
12300 posts

re: Best source for old school USB adapters?
Yeah, but USB-to-what? Serial port? Keyboard? Mouse?


LakeViewLSU
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2009
17730 posts

re: Best source for old school USB adapters?
Sorry, Serial port
This post was edited on 1/12 at 11:28 pm


Spock's Eyebrow
LSU Fan
Member since May 2012
12300 posts

re: Best source for old school USB adapters?
Maybe something like this:

LINK

I recognize the FTDI chip from my excursion into JP1 remotes several years ago. Their stuff worked great, while the Delcom-based cable I tried did not.


ArkLaTexTiger
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Nov 2009
2053 posts

re: Best source for old school USB adapters?
This has worked for me. LINK

The Prolific 2303 chipset seems to be the key.


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efrad
USA Fan
Member since Nov 2007
15691 posts

re: Best source for old school USB adapters?
Why are yall linking expensive arse ones?

Anything that uses the Prolific PL2303, FTDI FT232, or SiLabs CP2102 chipset should work great.

$8.99 Prolific-based serial-USB converter


Note that some shite just won't be compatible with USB adapters. Some stuff requires native serial support.


Spock's Eyebrow
LSU Fan
Member since May 2012
12300 posts

re: Best source for old school USB adapters?
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Why are yall linking expensive arse ones?


I linked to the first one I found. OP will have to determine what's suitable for him.

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Anything that uses the Prolific PL2303, FTDI FT232


Now that you mention it, Prolific may have been the chip manufacturer for my bad JP1 experience. I do recognize that name. I'm certain that FTDI worked like a charm. YMMV, but that's why I recommended FTDI.


LakeViewLSU
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2009
17730 posts

re: Best source for old school USB adapters?
Thanks guys. I am going to buy every one of the ones posted.

Hopefully one of them will get these older sidefire radar units connecting to my computer.
This post was edited on 1/13 at 1:26 am


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