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PrimeTest 350 serial lead?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:34 am
by jonathan
I take it this is the serial lead for the 350? Or is it just the serial to USB adaptor lead? At the moment I do not have either for my 350. http://www.seaward.co.uk/products/portable-appliance-testing-equipment/portable-appliance-testing-accessories/leads-adaptors-1/usb-serial-port-adaptor

Re: PrimeTest 350 serial lead?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:08 pm
by greensparks
That looks like the adapter. You will need the serial connector too to connect to the machine.

Re: PrimeTest 350 serial lead?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:42 am
by jonathan
I thought that would be the case, a photo would have helped.

How can I acquire a replacement serial lead for the 350?

Re: PrimeTest 350 serial lead?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:57 am
by jonathan
Looks like I am building my own, that is if Maplin can supply me with the correct parts... third time lucky!

Re: PrimeTest 350 serial lead?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:58 am
by Jim Wallace
Hi Jonathan

The PT350 is supplied with a USB download lead which is actually in two parts.

1. a 3.5mm jack to 9 pin D typpe serial lead
2. 9 pin D to USB adaptor

Re: PrimeTest 350 serial lead?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:11 am
by jonathan
Jim Wallace wrote:Hi Jonathan

The PT350 is supplied with a USB download lead which is actually in two parts.

1. a 3.5mm jack to 9 pin D typpe serial lead
2. 9 pin D to USB adaptor


My PT350 came to me second-hand without a serial cable or adaptor. In true Jedi / A-Team style I have constructed my own from a stereo 3.5mm jack, DB9 serial socket (female) and casing, and a length of CAT5 cable (only three wires used - Rx, Tx, GND. Colour was irrelevant so long as they met up at the other end correctly); I tested it with an RS232 - USB dongle (FT232R USB UART), it all works fine with the Data Transfer Utility. Wiring diagrams were found on the internet for 3.5mm to DB9 serial.

Here is some of the test data it captured to a text file, does this look correct? I'm not sure what the S means - Skipped?

TEST NUMBER 0005
DATE 01-JUL-2012
TIME 12:44:58
TESTER 29A-0506
APP NO PC45
TEST MODE TEST
VISUAL CHECK P
EARTH CURRENT .2A
EARTH S
SUB LKGE 0.21 mA P
LEAD CONTINUITY S
USER Jonathan
SITE Seamer
TEXT Monitor PSU