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rs232/USB adapter?

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rs232/USB adapter?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 3/14/2011


I have 4 old APC BP1100 UPS devices. Their interface is rs-232.
Has anyone made/sold an adapter to convert APC rs232 to USB?
I do recall that the APC interface is a special rs232.
Should such an adapter exist, I can get more years out of these 4 heavy, all steel UPS's!
(They are all "retired', but, on their 4th set of batteries!)
Thank you,
Duncan


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Re: rs232/USB adapter?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 3/22/2011


Duncan

If you cannot get the APC item then any USB-Serial dongle should work. I've used one for a number of years (on APC serial interfaces) with my laptop with no problems (driver seems to be built into XP/Win7). The ones I use originally came from RS Components (a large UK component supplier) but I expect one from your local store should work.

Regards

John

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Re: rs232/USB adapter?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 3/16/2011


Clarkson,
Thank you for the p/n. I will start to research this item!
Best,
Duncan

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Re: rs232/USB adapter?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 3/22/2011


Duncan

If you cannot get the APC item then any USB-Serial dongle should work. I've used one for a number of years (on APC serial interfaces) with my laptop with no problems (driver seems to be built into XP/Win7). The ones I use originally came from RS Components (a large UK component supplier) but I expect one from your local store should work.

Regards

John