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Need drivers for nikkai usb to serial converter rs232

My operating system is vista

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  • mark-lec Dec 10, 2008

    I have just bought a Nikkai USB to Serial adapter. I had it working on desktop buc can not get it to work on new laptop

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    Trying to interface with Garmin GSmap 196, but vista cannot find driver

  • brianneely Dec 22, 2008

    nikkia usb serial controller won't work on Vista laptop


  • dex007 Dec 29, 2008

    NIKKIA USB to RS232 will not work on XP laptop either?

  • intermineral Jan 22, 2009

    Same again. Recommended by Maplin salesman. Wrestled with the installation and gave up in dispair. Need it urgently for my work on new laptop with vista. HELP !!!

  • castle1 Mar 04, 2009

    i have just brought a new tower and have brought a nikkai usb to serial convertor lead to connect my embroidery machine to the tower and i have not got the drivers for it. the disk suppied does not work on vista.

    can any one help

  • darrylfubara Mar 23, 2009

    my usb not working it says unknown divice

  • leemiller338 Apr 09, 2009

    need drivers for nikkai usb to serial for vista cheers

  • drmasonry Apr 20, 2009

    "need drivers for nikkai usb to serial converter rs232"

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I purchased the Nikkai USB to RS232 adapter from Maplin and could not get the device working. (Maplin staff not much help!) The lead uses the Prolific PL-2303 device but Prolific do not supply the drivers to end users.
However I found the drivers that appear to work at:

http://www.cooldrives.com/wividrforprc.html

This then recognises the lead as a COM port. So far everything seems to work OK.
(Null modem check and basic 9600 data transfer.)

I hope that helps everybody.

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

  • Tim Perkins Oct 22, 2011

    Thanks Victor worked a treat for windows 7

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Hey!

You might try using the drivers listed in the following forum thread: http://www.digital-kaos.co.uk/forums/attachments/f10/1403d1227638030-please-upload-maplin-usb-serial-rs232-drivers-d-hl-340_driver.rar

Good luck!


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I found the drivers for vista on the prolific website - here -
http://www.prolific.com.tw/eng/downloads.asp?ID=31

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Works a treat
Vista Ultimate 32bit
ASUS M3A32-MVP MB
AMD X4 CPU

Thanks

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Drivers uploaded for ZP43W (uses pl2303 chip) !

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http://rapidshare.com/files/216182624/ZP43W.zip


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Right click on my computer > Select properties > Click on the hardware tab > Select device manager > click on the + next to ports Com & lpt > read what port your cable is connected to Com1 Com2 or Com3 > connect to whatever com port your device is logically associated to.

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Go to the following link this should give you the drivers you need

Worked on my new laptop with vista

http://www.prolific.com.tw/support/files//IO%20Cable/PL-2303/Drivers%20-%20Generic/Windows/allinone/PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_1025.zip

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Take cable back to Maplin and buy one from Amazon, less fuss.

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