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Drew Baxter droobie at maine.rr.com
Wed Feb 7 02:37:18 UTC 2007


Many of Deluo's devices (GPSes, etc) use the PL2303 too.  That's nice 
if I wanted an inexpensive GPS though.

I'm not the kind of person that wants to hack up something like 
that.  I needed a serial adapter for my Cisco routers, switches, and 
firewalls, as well as for my TNCs (D700 and the DR135TP).

As for Tiger Direct, I buy from them pretty often, but only things 
that are in stock and preferably not a deal logged on Techbargains, etc.

http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=543663/search=cables+to+go+USB+Serial

There's many people who have the same thing, however.

--Droo, K1XVM

At 09:18 PM 2/6/2007, Ben Jackson wrote:
>On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 06:46:12PM -0500, Drew Baxter wrote:
> > The PL2303 based adapters work very well.  I have yet to have a
> > problem with one and the Mac as well as Windows supports them.
> >
> > 
> http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=123071&CatId=464
>
>For $20 more you can get that same chip AND a GPS:
>
>http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=UT-41&cat=GPS
>
>(also I have found geeks.com to have far superior customer service
>compared to tigerdirect)
>
>I have 3 of these and I have had one on my desktop PC in a window for
>several months.
>
>I also disassembled one and found the TTL serial level data (but not
>the 1PPM pulse it should have somewhere).  It does not work over 60k'
>according to the specs.  See the list archives for more detailed info
>from a few months back.
>
>--
>Ben Jackson AD7GD
><ben at ben.com>
>http://www.ben.com/
>
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