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RS-232-USB adaptor

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:47 pm
by viper
hi to all

i am having trouble trying to set up the tester (Seaward PT 350) to work with the RS232-USB adaptor as i have a new pc and it has no serial port.

does any one know or have any ideas on how to get this working.


Re: RS-232-USB adaptor

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:18 pm
by remedy234
I have the same problem with the Europa Plus testers when trying to download to a new laptop

Re: RS-232-USB adaptor

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:42 pm
by Alan Freeman
Dependant on the modle of Serial to USB adaptor you have, the port number can change each time you use it. Some it is the same number every time. Hit and miss???

It is very much a case of trial and error finding which serial port number it has taken.

You could look in Control Panel. System, Device manager and look at ports. See which one is your adaptor. You can also assign different port numbers if you need (I had an item which would only accept ports 1 to 4).

Re: RS-232-USB adaptor

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:45 pm
by Amy Lyons
Please always ensure to use the adapter in series with the Seaward supplied serial-serial cable supplied with the tester.

Re: RS-232-USB adaptor

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:11 pm
by Jim Wallace
Hi Viper

Are you using the lead and adaptor supplied with the PT350 i.e. the jack plug to usb cable with the adaptor in the middle? If you are using our adaptor we will be able to work out what is going wrong. Did you install the driver for the serial/USB adaptor when you got your new PC (it comes on one of those mini CDs)?