My Dad updated his computer and it has no serial input...his camera cable has the 9 pin serial connector. Do you have a way to adapt this....maybe to USB? Or is there another solution...he likes the camera and is 82, so I would like to not change cameras.
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Re: Need serial adaptor/cable
Welcome to FixYa! There are DB9 to usb adaptors at any electronics store like Radio Shack or Fry's. Also there are serial connectors that connect internally to motherboards having a COM port connection if this is a desktop/tower computer. Though he likes the camera he might like the fact that newer cameras have a much higher resolution than previously available for much less than he may have paid for the present one.
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pins 2(-) and 5(+) on a 9 pin serial cable, then you need a usb to serial adapter for input into the computer if you do not have a built in 9 pin serial port on you computer because the usb moves the information faster than the gps signal. gps is roughly 4800 baud, usb is moving so much faster you need a buffer
Serial data bus interface 9 pin to a 25 pin are they still available. may be a computer salvage place the adaptor is shaped like a flat flask I rember them from the late 80. serial bus cards use to have them as standard features.
I have the adaptor and saved it for someday I may need it. have not yet .
there could be another port for the monitor to use a VGA cable. check and see if your computer is capable of VGA from the port of the back of the computer and if it is. use a VGA cable to connect the computer to the monitor.
What connector/interface does your PC has
9-pin or 25-pin connector
If it has 9-pin connector: use the following: DB-9 RS-232 Serial Connection or DB-25 RS-232 Serial Connection
If it has 25-pin connector: use the following: DB-25 Serial Connection or
DB-25 RS-232 Serial Connection
If you are configuring the computer to use an RS-422A serial port, you need a special cable. Contact the computer or printer network manufacturer to see if an RS-422A cable is available. If no cable is available, contact your computer manufacturer for your computer pin assignments and have a cable constructed.
The default configuration for the serial port on the printer is for RS-232C serial communication. To set the printer to use RS-422A serial communication, change the control panel Serial Menu’s SERIAL setting to SERIAL=RS-422.
hello weave!m just curios if that 9 pin is a serial type connection?then if it is..you shoud find an adaptor for a serial port or any port that fits ur 9 pin connector.if u can find a PCI card that has a 9 pin port..then you can connect..just feed me back for your more details.
Serial meaning 2.5mm stereo headphone looking jack to DB9 or "atari joystick" looking plug? I had one on my first Toshiba PDR-M1 camera but that was like 9 years ago. You can probably find the pinouts online for that cable, I believe it is a standardized cable.
The stereo plug is wired to the PC serial port as shown in the
tip ring sleeve +---------------------------------+ | | /-------+-----+--------------+ | | RxD | Gnd | TxD | 2.5 mm Stero Plug | \-------+-----+--------------+ | | | DB9*: pin 2 pin 5 pin 3 +---------------------------------+
DB9*: Optionally short together pin 4 (DTR) to pin 6 (DSR) and pin 7 (RTS) to pin 8 (CTS)
The following table also describes the camera cable's wiring:
Camera PC's Plug DB9* Signal Name Direction ---- ---- ----------- --------- - 1 Carrier detect (CD) input to PC tip 2 Receive data (RxD) input to PC sleeve 3 Transmit data (TxD) output from PC - 4 \ Data terminal ready (DTR) output from PC ring 5 | Signal ground (Gnd) - - 6 / Data set ready (DSR) input to PC - 7 \ Request to send (RTS) output from PC - 8 / Clear to send (CTS) input to PC - 9 Ring indicator (RI) input to PC
* Note that the cable's D-subminature DB9 RS-232 serial port connector
is female. This connector also goes by the historically more correct
name of "DE-9J".
If you only have a 25 pin serial port available, you can use a 9 pin - 25 pin adapter to connect the serial cable from the camera to the computer. Another option is to add an addition serial interface card to one of your card slots. These should be available at local computer stores.