Insignia™ - 1.3' USB-to-RS-232 (DB9) PDA/Serial Adapter Cable - Black

This Insignia™ NS-PU99501 cable allows you to connect a device with an RS-232 (DB9) serial port to a USB hub or USB-equipped PC or Mac and supports data transfer rates of more than 115 Kbps for rapid performance.
$19.99

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    What's Included


    • Insignia™ 1.3' USB-to-RS-232 (DB9) PDA/Serial Adapter Cable

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (632 out of 670)

    Features


    Connects a device with an RS-232 (DB9) serial port to a USB port

    So you can connect your existing device to a USB hub or USB-equipped computer.

    Supports data transfer rates of more than 115 Kbps

    To ensure optimal performance.

    PC and Mac compatible

    For use with your existing computer.


    Customer rating

    4.5
    95%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Doesn't work with windows 7

      Posted
      leonmanuel

      Specs say it will work with all versions of windows, the instruction manual says Windows 7 or 8 will automatically install the drivers, which it didn't, then says you can also download the drivers for all versions of windows from from the product page at www.insigniaproducts.com. But only the Mac drivers are listed. Called support to get the drivers and was told "Sorry but windows 7 isn't supported at all, its not the their fault it's Microsoft's, for not providing the drivers". Then why does the manual say windows 7 drivers will be installed automatically? and why not have the drivers still available for download on their own website? Wasted time and money. They should redo their manuals/instructions/specs because they are incorrect.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      USB to Serial for configuring console based equipm

      Posted
      CompuGeek
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I needed to configure some older equipment that only has serial console access. I did a "buy on-line" and pickup in store to get in and out quick. The lady behind the counter does't understand that this process is done to get in and out quickly as she was very pre-occupied lolligagging with her colleague. This item works great under MAC OS X, however you will need to go out and grab the correct driver. It is available here: http://www.insigniaproducts.com/products/computer-speakers-accessories/NS-PU99501.html Then check out this gent's write up for some other terminal options: http://pbxbook.com/other/mac-ser.html#serial Good luck.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great accessory for using legacy peripherals

      Posted
      DCurrie
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I'm rather fond of an older model trackball that I've used for years, which is made in a style that isn't sold anymore. (A large, vertically mounted ball made by Kensington with 2 large buttons on either side of a square base.) Unfortunately this thing is so dated that it's input cable uses a serial connector. Finding a serial to USB connector truly made me happy. I don't have to put up with using a mouse or a newer model trackball mounted horizontally. Best of all, it meant I didn't have to discard a perfectly good peripheral.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works just like I needed it to.

      Posted
      BirdOnAWire
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I still use some older data logging devices with the multi-pin cable. But it's difficult to find/keep a laptop that has the "other end". I am using legacy software on a newer laptop and needed to bridge the device cable to my "ultrabook" laptop (only USB). Thankfully, this cable did the job and I can continue to use the data loggers/software (which do exactly what I need done and I don't need newer "upgraded" units).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect adaptation for the application

      Posted
      Captain
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Believe it or not, there is an ocean of equipment in the retro world that requires conversion equipment such as this in order to operate. Having the availability and reliability of such a simple device in hand when needed, is like scoring a golden key to access the forgotten realm of connectivity. I applaud the foresight of those who recognize the critical application of merging simple but effective applications to present technology. It beats the heck out of soldering and jumpers. This device worked well for the application. Keep up the good work!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      For Needing an RS-232 DB-9 USB adapter it is great

      Posted
      Madtech01
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I needed the adapter for my Macbook Pro, I run Windows 7 Pro in a Virtual Machine using VMware Fusion. I have noticed that with Parallels and VMware Fusion that when you attach a USB device to you mac and tell your virtual Machine to Capture it for the Guest OS to run it is hit or miss on finding devices that will work properly that way. When I looked on the back of the package it said that this adapter suports OS X and Windows I bought and tried it and it works great.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Single Baud Rate only

      Posted
      ETxDan
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Purchased to connect legacy RS232 serial line to my computer. After consultation with the manufacturer, turned out this unit will only communicate at 115kbps where I needed 19200 or 9600 bps. Packaging did not clearly indicate this. If it had, I would not have purchased this device, since it would not do what I want. Device returned.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Worked first and every time so far

      Posted
      W33mhz
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      I purchased this and it worked with my windows 8.1 laptop without any more effort than to plug it in. My previous one i purchased from best buy worked but i had to reinstall the drivers everytine i wanted to use it unless i shuty laptop down then pulled it out and plugged it in the same usb port and turned back on. I have used this with several console connections to many devices has yet to fail. My previous one did finally fail i am thinking from a windows update.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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