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USB to TTL Serial Cable - Debug / Console Cable for Raspberry Pi

USB to TTL Serial Cable - Debug / Console Cable for Raspberry Pi
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SKU:  PPADA954
Part Number:  954
Brand:  AdaFruit

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The cable is easiest way ever to connect to your microcontroller/Raspberry Pi/WiFi router serial console port. Inside the big USB plug is a USB<->Serial conversion chip and at the end of the 36" cable are four wire - red power, black ground, white RX into USB port, and green TX out of the USB port. The power pin provides the 5V @ 500mA direct from the USB port and the RX/TX pins are 3.3V level for interfacing with the most common 3.3V logic level chipsets.

Because of the separated pin plugs, this cable is ideal for powering and connecting up to the debug/login console on the Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black. Connect the pins as shown to power the Pi or BBB and establish the RX/TX link. Then install the Windows XP/Vista/7 or MacOS X PL2303HX.A drivers on your computer and connect with a terminal program at 115200 baud. Windows 8 is not supported. If you're using Windows 7 and you have issues, try this Prolific driver version 1.013

Also handy for hacking WiFi routers to install alternate OS's, or nearly any other TTL port. This is easier to use than an FTDI cable in many cases because the wires are separated

This cable is not good for Arduino re-programming such as a Boarduino, MENTA, Monochron, etc. because it does not have the DTR/RTS wire necessary for initiating the bootloader reboot sequence. For that we suggest an FTDI cable or FTDI friend.


There are four wires: red power, black ground, white RX into USB port, and green TX out of the USB port.
The power pin provides the 5V @ 500mA direct from the USB port and the RX/TX pins are 3.3V level for interfacing with the most common 3.3V logic level chipsets.


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Mine were blue
Friday, 5 February 2016  |  Duncan

These are easily some of the best USB to TTL Serial Cable - Debug / Console Cables I have ever used. They simply ooze quality and craftsmanship, it's easy to see the care and attention that has gone into the creation of every single aspect of these deligh

 

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Use the Windows 7 driver if you're using Windows 8 !!
Saturday, 30 May 2015  |  Jay

The mainstream driver doesn't work in Windows 8 / 8.1 for this device, use the optional Windows 7 driver as listed in the description.

 

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Handy item to have
Tuesday, 25 June 2013  |  Goerge

Not the most exciting product but very worth while having around if you work with embedded boards like the Pi and BeagleBone etc

 

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Works with the Raspberry Pi with no additional software
Friday, 12 April 2013  |  Frank

I connected the flying leads to the UART pins on the Raspberry Pi GPIO header and plugged the USB end into my Windows 7 laptop. Set the baud rate and it worked straight away. Tried with a Windows XP desktop and that worked too.The only trickiness is rem

 

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Windows 8 Support
Saturday, 5 January 2013  |  Philip

The description of the product given suggests that it can be used with Windows 8:"... Then install the Windows XP/Vista/7/8 ..."In fact the driver doesn't work under Windows 8 for the version of the chip used to make this product.

 

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