1.5ft USB to DB9 Serial RS232 Adapter Cable

#26886

Product Features

Convert a DB9 RS232 serial device to USB; great for PDAs, digital cameras, and many other peripherals!
• Perfect for connecting DB9 devices to a PC without serial ports
• Available in single, two-port and four-port DB9 to USB configurations
• Choose from a 1.5ft or 5ft adapter
• Compatible with the Microsoft® Surface® Book 2, Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and other leading laptops and tablets
(1) USB-A Male
(1) DB9 Male

Product Description

Connecting USB with the traditional RS-232 serial port, this adapter connects cellphones, PDAs, digital cameras, modems, or ISDN terminal adapters through your USB port. Has a data transfer rate of over 230 kbps. Since the adapter uses no IRQs, there are no IRQ conflicts, and it is ideal for when you need many serial devices attached to your PC. Frees your RS-232 port for other uses. This adapter cable is a perfect accessory for Microsoft® Surface® products and other leading laptops and tablets.

Learn more about how this C2G product and other C2G products can help you adapt your Chromebook to meet your needs by reading our blog post, Getting the most from your Chromebook, visiting our Chromebook Adapters New Technology page, exploring our Chromebook Solutions page, or checking out our Chromebook Adapters product category.

Note: Using this adapter with a Chromebook requires a serial terminal application. This type of application may be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store.

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Product Certifications

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Product Specifications

Color : Blue
Length : 1.50 Foot
UPC : 757120268864
Warranty : 1 Year
Vendor : C2G
Weight : 0.164 LB
• Supports automatic handshake mode
• Data transfer rate: Over 230 kbps
• Supports remote wakeup and power management
• 96 byte buffer each for upstream and downstream data flow
• Windows 8 compliant

System Requirements

• IBM®-compatible PC running Microsoft® Windows® 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
• Pentium® processor of 200 MHz or above
• CD-Rom drive
• An available USB port either from the system or a USB hub

Product Support

Downloads

• Download the manual
• Download the Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 Driver | Windows 98/ME Driver | Mac OSX Driver
Customer Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Only Cable That Would Work We tried several different cables from different vendors and for some reason this was the only cable that provided us continual connectivity to our radio modems and Computer Aided Dispatch software.
Date published: 2009-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A cable adapter I wouldn't be without This product was purchased to help my husband download his topographic maps onto his gps. With our desktop computer going down, all we had left was our laptop without a port to support his gps. When my son told me the type of adapter I needed, I was able to search the web and find this DB9 adapter. It was able to be purchased in 2 lengths but the shorter cable worked great with our laptop. My husband was able to once again downloaded his maps and the talk of buying a bigger and better gps was over, saving us hundred of dollars. The cable and adapter was just what was needed to help use his prior gadgets without having to buy new.
Date published: 2011-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from obd 1&2 code scanner update cable needed adapter for connecting an older scan tool for automotive use. worked out great for connecting tool to computer to update to later modles.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great device. Using on piece of equipment that wouldn't work with Windows 10. Didn't want to replace old equipment because of cost, This works great!
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product, great website Part was for a Laptop purchased without a serial port
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from old & new New PC's do not have serial ports. I had a legacy special device that needed serial on a new Windows 10 workstation. This was perfect solution.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent product I needed this adapter to connect a (home automation device) CM11A X10 serial interface to my Vista machine which had no serial ports. This works flawlessly and I felt was purcased for a fair price. The only negative comment I can make is that it did not come with software drivers. My Vista Home Premium machine was able to find the driver for me online as part of the "found new hardware process, however I feel that someone other than a "power user" may have not been successful at that point and would have needed support. All in all a great product however and I continue to be happy to do business with this company.
Date published: 2009-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased with C2G's consistently good service & goods. Appreciate C2G's website with it easily downloaded driver for the product.
Date published: 2016-03-22
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Questions & Answers

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can I use this item to connect a laptop with a broken vga port using the unbroken usb port to my tv?

Asked by: geminipf1
No. That is a USB to serial (DB9) cable. You could however use a USB to VGA adapter 30545 to make that connection.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2017-10-05

can this be used to connect a USB device to a serial port on a PC?

Asked by: Anonymous
Product 26887 can only be used with the USB connected to a Windows or Mac OS device and the Serial DB9 port connected to the device.
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2017-10-05

is the Processor FTDI

Asked by: Anonymous
This uses a Prolific chipset. Our 26478 uses FTDI.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

where can I down load the driver for this product

Asked by: Pam
The driver is found directly on the product page.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2018-07-23

Does this driver and chipset work with Windows 10?

Asked by: J.P.
Yes. This device is Windows 10 compatible.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

What chipset does this have?

Asked by: trobrock
Prolific PL2303HDX
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2019-03-02

will this work with a serail db25 bixolon srp-275 impact printer?

Asked by: Pat
Unfortunately this is a question that would have to be answered by the mnaufacturer of your device.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-10-05

Does this come with a windows 7 driver package

Asked by: Rick
The Windows 7 drivers and updated drivers can be found on the bottom of this page.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-10-05

Does this product come with a driver cd?

Asked by: katberts
The product should have came with a cd. Below is a link to the drivers. Go to PC Adapters then select the 26886.zip driver. http://www.cablestogo.com/support/drivers
Answered by: Thomas
Date published: 2017-10-05

Does this product work with W8? We have tried but with no success.

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this adapter is compatible with Windows 8. Please contact for any support needs.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2017-10-05

Does this product support TTL level RS-232 or does it boost voltage to 12V?

Asked by: Anonymous
This will not boost to 12v.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-10-05

Is this product a null modem?

Asked by: Anonymous
This can perform Null or Straight through depending on the device.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-10-05

When using this adapter will the device manager in Windows "see" (4) Com ports? i.e. I need to assign (4) different ports for (4) different out puts.

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. It would give you 4 different COM ports.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

will this product work with a Microsoft Surface Pro with Windows 10 Pro?

Asked by: Tim
This is compatible with Windows 10
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2018-12-26

I want to add a second monitor, to my computer. My problem is two-fold. 1)-I only have 1 port on my computer 2) 2 people that know computers, recommended, that I get an adapter from USB To VGA. I found what appears to be the answer with this Adapter. I...

I want to add a second monitor, to my computer. My problem is two-fold. 1)-I only have 1 port on my computer 2) 2 people that know computers, recommended, that I get an adapter from USB To VGA. I found what appears to be the answer with this Adapter. I have a 32 bit system. Is this the correct one?
Asked by: Anonymous
No. This is a USB to serial adapter so it will only send data not video. You would need a product like our USB to VGA adapter (#30545).
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2018-11-08

Will this work with Windows 8 64 bit?

Asked by: Joe
This cable is compatible with Windows 8.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2017-10-05

Will this work on a Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431?

Asked by: DAVID
Yes. However, Note: Using this adapter with a Chromebook requires a serial terminal application. This type of application may be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store.
Answered by: Thomas
Date published: 2019-03-18

Do the drivers work with 64-bit Windows 7? I have seen some reviews that suggest it has issues. Thanks.

Asked by: Anonymous
The drivers work on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 both 32bit and 64bit.
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2017-10-05

Does it work on windows 8?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this adapter is compatible with Windows 8.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2017-10-05

Can I use this to console into Cisco Network devices i.e. router, switch? In other words will it work with Cisco Equipment?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. You should be able to connect via a serial port to a Cisco device. Please note, you will also need the proper serial cable to go from the USB adapter to the switch or router.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

Will this cable work with an APC Smart UPS with a serial port on back and connected to a PC running W8.1 via USB?

Asked by: denisobrien
This should work correctly but you should always check with the manufacturer of your item before purchasing a cable like this one to be sure it will function correctly with your device.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-10-05

What USB to Serial adaptor chipset does this cable use. Is it the Prolific 2303?

Asked by: Brent
Yes. The USB to serial adapter uses a Prolific chipset.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

What chipset does this device use? a pl2303? If so, take my money as this is 100% compatible with Linux, otherwise :(

Asked by: Shawn
This uses PL2303HDX chipset
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-10-05

On the product info tab of the page for the USB to 4-Port DB9 Serial RS232 Adapter there is a driver you can download. But the zip file that contains the driver doesn't contain an executable, or any instructions on installing the driver. Where can I fi...

On the product info tab of the page for the USB to 4-Port DB9 Serial RS232 Adapter there is a driver you can download. But the zip file that contains the driver doesn't contain an executable, or any instructions on installing the driver. Where can I find this information?
Asked by: Anonymous
This driver is meant to be placed on the desktop of your PC and then you point the device at the driver from Device Manager.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-10-05

Will this product work with legacy PLC systems such as Siemens S5? Thank you

Asked by: Anonymous
The cable is only supported for the following operating systems: IBM®-compatible PC running Windows® 98SE, ME®, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2017-10-05

Can I use this adapter with a Mac Computer?

Asked by: pp
Yes. It is compatible with the Mac OS.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

I am having a difficult time getting a serial connection in my VMware Workstation image. Are there instructions on how to set this up in this environment?

Asked by: Anonymous
We suggest downloading the latest drivers from our website and installing with the cable disconnected. Please reboot your PC after the installation is complete. Confirm the cable is working by making sure the device appears in Device Manager.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2017-10-05

Is this device PL2303 compatible

Asked by: Tony
Yes. It uses the PL-2303 chipset.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

Does this product support hardware handshaking? Are the DTR, RTS, and CTS lines on the RS232 connector supported?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. It does support hardware handshaking. The DTR, RTS, and CTS signals are supported.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

hi, Is the cable "6ft USB to DB25 Serial RS232 Adapter Cable"(Product # 22429) compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 10?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. It does support Windows 8 and Windows 10.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05
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