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USB Serial Adapter FTDI Chip with TX/RX LED High-Speed up to 230K


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Details's USBG-232-1FTDI USB High-Speed Serial Adapter is a simple and reliable solution for connecting a serial device to your USB computer. It’s the easy way to add a serial port to a computer without the hassle of turning off a PC, opening the case, installing a card, or messing with IRQ addressing. The USBG-232-1FTDI draws power directly from your computer through the USB connection. Simply plug it into the USB port of your computer using the included cable, install the software and you’re ready to connect your serial device. Multiple LEDs show power and activity status at a glance. Featuring data transfer rates up to 230 Kbps, the USBG-232-1FTDI can be used with any RS-232 serial device—modems, GPS devices, cell phones, hand-held scanners, point-of-sale systems, touch screens, medical and scientific instruments and more.

The USBG-232-1FTDI is ideal for home, business and educational venues where there is a need to connect a serial device to a desktop or notebook computer, such as data collection or point-of-sale applications. It is also ideal for connecting modems, fax modems or terminals to a server.

Plug-and-Play Convenience
The USBG-232-1FTDI is easy to use. Its DB9 serial port is seen as a COM port by your computer, and is available for use by any program that accesses COM ports. It provides a simple way to add a serial port to a PC without the hassle of installing a serial card, turning off the PC or configuring IRQs.

Bus Powered
There’s no need for an external power adapter! The USBG-232-1FTDIdraws power directly from your computer via the USB connection.

High-Speed Data Transfer
The USBG-232-1FTDI supports data transfer rates up to 230 Kbps—twice the speed of a standard built-in serial port.

LED Indicators
Multiple LEDs shows adapter status and data activity at a glance.

Free Software Upgrades
Need to update the USBG-232-1FTDI software? The process is quick and simple with free software downloads. Simply visit our website in the future and check the "Downloads" link at the top of the page. We will always keep the latest downloads for all our products there, free of charge.

Easy to Expand
Do you require multiple serial connections to a single computer? No problem! With the USBG-232-1FTDI, you can connect multiple adapters to one computer, limited only by the number of available computer USB ports.


Provides a single DB-9 serial port for connecting to:

Retail Point of Sale:

•Cash registers, receipt printers, bar code scanners, scaler, credit/debit card readers, etc. need to be connected to back office servers
•Post Offices, Supermarkets, Retail outlets, etc
Medical systems:

•Connect Bed-side health monitors in hospitals to central nurse stations
•Clinical Information Systems
•GP Practice Management Systems
•Patient monitoring equipment, nurses' stations, modems
Manufacturing Sites:

•CNC machinery, process control equipment, bar code scanners, serial printers
•Manufacturing process control & monitoring
•Car Parts Inventory Control
•Multi-user workgroups

•Connect Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) Equipment, Radar, Infrared Vehicle Scanners, Receipt printers and message signs in Toll Collection Systems
•Airport Baggage Handling
Vending Kiosks

•Connect internal modems, touch screens, receipt printers, keyboards, etc
Coin counting machines, gas station pay stations

•Access control (door entry) systems with 100’s card and/or badge readers
•Computer room usage Access serial devices for factory, industrial and warehouse automation
•Remote access dial-in/dial-out
•Connect modem pools

•UPS control, access key panels, video cameras, card readers, modems
•Video lottery terminals, slot machines for casinos

•GPS receiver, Can also be used with  modems, PDAs, cellular phones, digital cameras, card readers, Automated Teller Machines,  Digitizing Tablet, External Modem, Finger Print Identification, Infrared Transceiver, ISDN T/A, Magnetic Card Reader, PDA, Point-of-Sale Device, Multi-Modem Dial-Up Server, etc

USB Serial Adapters Compared
  USBG-232-1FTDI Ebay/Others
Serial Interface RS-232 DB9 RS-232 DB9
Data Rate 230 Kbps 230 Kbps
Microsoft WHQL Certified Yes No
Serial Device Compatibility Broad Limited
Flexible Cable
Yes No
Shell Thick single-piece mold-over ruberized plastic. Ready for any environment.
Thin, fragile, multi-piece plastic. Not safe in your backpack, let alone a machine shop.
Full RS232 Handshaking
Yes No
64-bit support
Yes No
Power LED Yes No
TX LED Yes Maybe
RX LED Yes Maybe


Package Contents

  • Adapter (USBG-232-1FTDI)
  • CD with driver software and user guide

Technical Specifications

LEDs: 1 x BLUE (Power), 1 x RED (Rx), 1 x GREEN (Tx)
Data Transfer Rate: Up to 230 Kbps
Weight: 2 oz.

System Requirements


  • Available USB port
  • Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7/x64
  • Administrative Rights


  • Available USB port 
  • Mac OS X (10.2.8 or greater)


  • Kernel 2.6.31 or newer
  • Root or Sudo access

Additional Information

Manufacturer SerialStuff
Length N/A
Color N/A
OS Support N/A

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