Converting an USB 1141 into serial

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Converting an USB 1141 into serial

Postby Willem4ever » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:52 am

Hi,

Anyone has a picture of the inside of a PLCBUS 1141 serial adapter ? I see it is prepared for a DB 9 connector, but there is also another free spot on the PCB, need to you know if there is anything else I have to do to convert a USB into Serial. The USB version is giving me a headache since al the lastest profile drivers incl. 64 bit ones do not seem to work.

Cheers, Willem.
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Re: Converting an USB 1141 into serial

Postby letitbe » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:51 am

I found this German description: http://www.plc-bus.info/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4

I think you can ask for English support.
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Re: Converting an USB 1141 into serial

Postby Willem4ever » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:44 pm

thanks !
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Re: Converting an USB 1141 into serial

Postby JohnieBraaf » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:37 pm

Too bad, you need an external 5V power supply for this modification.
That makes it more or less only useful, when no USB is available.
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Re: Converting an USB 1141 into serial

Postby Digit » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:45 pm

Some people (including me) still have a dislike of USB and the drivers that you need to use.
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Re: Converting an USB 1141 into serial

Postby Mdamen » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:57 pm

JohnieBraaf wrote:Too bad, you need an external 5V power supply for this modification.
That makes it more or less only useful, when no USB is available.


You could use USB to get the 5v power..
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Re: Converting an USB 1141 into serial

Postby Willem4ever » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:25 am

Digit wrote:Some people (including me) still have a dislike of USB and the drivers that you need to use.


Yep especially with this unit, the latest profilic drivers are not working and you have to refer to an old driver. It is that my wife likes the crystal switches otherwise I would toss it out completely.
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Re: Converting an USB 1141 into serial

Postby Willem4ever » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:26 am

JohnieBraaf wrote:Too bad, you need an external 5V power supply for this modification.
That makes it more or less only useful, when no USB is available.


I have 5 volts available in the wiring closet so not really an issue :-)
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