17 years ago
I have seen some references in the newgroups where people have shelled
out some money for USB to rs-232 adapters/converters in order for their
serial sensors (gps, other...) to be connected to the newly set of
laptops that have no longer serial nor parallel outputs. Can any of you
share his/her experience with a particularly bad piece of hardware and
the type of the sensors it did not work with ?
My own interest is to connect not one sensor, but two using the serial
output (i.e. I have two sensors needing rs-232 output) I also have only
1 usb connection on that lapttop and think that on top of using a 2
rs-232/usb adapter, I will probably plug it to a usb hub because I need
to have access to other usb sensors (web cams). If you also have an
insight on the type of hub that work for this particular type of
configuration, I will not mind for any insight (some of the hubs I
bought before had problems even when they were powered!).
Thanks in advance,