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USB to TTL Serial Cable - Debug Console Cable for Raspberry Pi or Banana Pi

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  • USB to TTL Serial Cable - Debug  Console Cable for Raspberry Pi or Banana Pi

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

    The cable is the easiest way to connect to your microcontroller/Raspberry Pi/WiFi router serial console port. Inside the big USB, the plug is a USB<->Serial conversion chip and at the end of the 36" cable are four wires - red power, black ground, white RX into the USB port, and green TX out of the USB port. The power pin provides the 5V @ 500mA direct from the USB port and the RX/TX pins are 3.3V levels for interfacing with the most common 3.3V logic level chipsets.

    Because of the separated pin plugs, this cable is ideal for powering and connecting up to the debug/login console on the Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black. Connect the pins as shown to power the Pi or BBB and establish the RX/TX link.

    If you are running Windows 7/8/10 etc, check this tutorial page with links to drivers for both PL2303 and CP2102

    If you are running Mac OS X, check this tutorial page with links to drivers for both PL2303 and CP2012

    If you are running Linux, drivers are already included in the kernel, no need to install anything!

    Also handy for hacking WiFi routers to install an alternate OS or nearly any other 3.3V logic serial port. This is easier to use than an FTDI cable in many cases because the wires are separated. Note that we call this a "TTL cable" (since that's what they're called) but technically it's CMOS logic.

    This cable is unsuitable for Arduino re-programming such as a Boarduino, MENTA, Monochron, etc. because it does not have the DTR/RTS wire necessary for initiating the bootloader reboot sequence. For that, we suggest an FTDI cable or FTDI friend.

    TECHNICAL DETAILS

    There are four wires: red power, black ground, white RX into the USB port, and green TX out of the USB port.

    The power pin provides the 5V @ 500mA direct from the USB port and the RX/TX pins are 3.3V levels for interfacing with the most common 3.3V logic level chipsets.

    If you are running Windows 7/8/10 etc, check this tutorial page with links to drivers for both PL2303 and CP2102

    If you are running Mac OS X, check this tutorial page with links to drivers for both PL2303 and CP2012

    If you are running Linux, drivers are already included in the kernel, no need to install anything!

    PL2303HX.D datasheet

    PL2303TA datasheet

    CP210X Serial Communication Guide

    SiLabs CP210X product pages

    Revision History

    Before July 1, 2014, this cable would come with a PL2303HX chipset and a black USB body. After July 1, 2014, we changed to a violet body and the PL2303TA chipset. The new 'TA cables are Win8 compatible and are more reliable especially when dealing with random USB disconnects.


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    • Product Code: usb-to-ttl-cable
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    USB to TTL Serial Cable - Debug  Console Cable for Raspberry Pi or Banana Pi

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

    The cable is the easiest way to connect to your microcontroller/Raspberry Pi/WiFi router serial console port. Inside the big USB, the plug is a USB<->Serial conversion chip and at the end of the 36" cable are four wires - red power, black ground, white RX into the USB port, and green TX out of the USB port. The power pin provides the 5V @ 500mA direct from the USB port and the RX/TX pins are 3.3V levels for interfacing with the most common 3.3V logic level chipsets.

    Because of the separated pin plugs, this cable is ideal for powering and connecting up to the debug/login console on the Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black. Connect the pins as shown to power the Pi or BBB and establish the RX/TX link.

    If you are running Windows 7/8/10 etc, check this tutorial page with links to drivers for both PL2303 and CP2102

    If you are running Mac OS X, check this tutorial page with links to drivers for both PL2303 and CP2012

    If you are running Linux, drivers are already included in the kernel, no need to install anything!

    Also handy for hacking WiFi routers to install an alternate OS or nearly any other 3.3V logic serial port. This is easier to use than an FTDI cable in many cases because the wires are separated. Note that we call this a "TTL cable" (since that's what they're called) but technically it's CMOS logic.

    This cable is unsuitable for Arduino re-programming such as a Boarduino, MENTA, Monochron, etc. because it does not have the DTR/RTS wire necessary for initiating the bootloader reboot sequence. For that, we suggest an FTDI cable or FTDI friend.

    TECHNICAL DETAILS

    There are four wires: red power, black ground, white RX into the USB port, and green TX out of the USB port.

    The power pin provides the 5V @ 500mA direct from the USB port and the RX/TX pins are 3.3V levels for interfacing with the most common 3.3V logic level chipsets.

    If you are running Windows 7/8/10 etc, check this tutorial page with links to drivers for both PL2303 and CP2102

    If you are running Mac OS X, check this tutorial page with links to drivers for both PL2303 and CP2012

    If you are running Linux, drivers are already included in the kernel, no need to install anything!

    PL2303HX.D datasheet

    PL2303TA datasheet

    CP210X Serial Communication Guide

    SiLabs CP210X product pages

    Revision History

    Before July 1, 2014, this cable would come with a PL2303HX chipset and a black USB body. After July 1, 2014, we changed to a violet body and the PL2303TA chipset. The new 'TA cables are Win8 compatible and are more reliable especially when dealing with random USB disconnects.

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