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Serial cable from Windows Surface

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Serial cable from Windows Surface

This question was originally posted by bob on APC forums on 1/25/2017


Does anyone know if APC makes a cable that I can plug into a Surface (USB) to a SURTA2200RMXL2U (serial)?

I am trying to load PowerChute on my Surface but it needs to be connected to a UPS before it will install.

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jeb1969_apc
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Re: Serial cable from Windows Surface

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/27/2017


This is a USB to serial adapter....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-USB-2-0-to-Serial-DB-9-Pin-RS232-Cable-25-Parallel-Adapter-Win7-8-10-Mac...

See Answer In Context

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Re: Serial cable from Windows Surface

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/26/2017


If not, you could always get a micro usb to 9 pin serial, then plug the black 9 pin APC cable into that.

Brad_C_apc
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Re: Serial cable from Windows Surface

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/27/2017


I've used a generic PL2303 usb to serial cable in conjunction with a homebrew APC smart cable for years on an iMac. Works well.

I've also tried it with a generic FTDI USB to Serial. No special requirements really as long as you use the pin-swapped APC cable between the adapter and the UPS.

jeb1969_apc
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Re: Serial cable from Windows Surface

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/27/2017


This is a USB to serial adapter....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-USB-2-0-to-Serial-DB-9-Pin-RS232-Cable-25-Parallel-Adapter-Win7-8-10-Mac...