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USB to serial port.
« on: October 30, 2014, 01:08:37 PM »
Will a USB to serial adapter work with the Modbus to the motor drive or do i have to have dedicated serial port on my mother board?

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Re: USB to serial port.
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 02:31:38 PM »
It should work fine, I have used them in the past for a PLC although I do prefer onboard ports. Thats not to say I have any issues with USB, just I think USB is not the best interface to have been invented.

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Re: USB to serial port.
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2014, 02:51:11 PM »
Yes, but with the disappearing serial ports on many computers whats one to do?

Re: USB to serial port.
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2014, 08:53:31 PM »
The company "CommFRONT" makes usb to serial adapters and also has free and licensed programs to monitor the serial data. They have a wealth of information available.
http://www.commfront.com/USB-Serial-Adapters-Converters/USB-Serial-Adapter-Converter.htm

I have been using their usb<>serial adapter for several years with my Cubloc Modbus and Mach3,

John