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RS-232-signals on USB(A)-connector

Special USB-RS232-Connector for GPS-Tracker GT60


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Joined: 27 Oct 2010
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Oct 28, 2010 12:40 am

I have here a GPS-Tracker GT60 (please google for it). It has a mini-USB-connector for charging the battery and for configuring it. But: with a normal USB-Cable, it is only possible to charge it; if you connect it directly to a USB-Port of a PC, the device is not recognized. For configuring it, a special USB-to-RS232-Adaptor with Prolific PL-2303 chip is needed. In some shimpents, that adaptor is included, in some others, it is not included. The question now is: what is the pin assignment of the RS232-Side of that adaptor? Keep in mind: it has on both sides an USB(A)-connector (male on PC-side and female on device-side)! The idea is to solder a special cable for using a standard RS232-connector/RS232-adaptor with DB9-connector on the PC-side and USB(A)-female on device side.
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Joined: 13 Apr 2010
Posts: 16
Location: USA

Jan 14, 2011 3:09 pm

You should be able to simply use a standard USb to serial RS232 adapter cable. It usually has a standard RS232 interface.

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