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Topic # 231862 16-Mar-2018 22:45
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Anyone got one of these hanging around, or know a cheap way to get the adaptor (or the pinouts). I only need it to do one flash so buying a $50 cable seems a bit excessive...

 

This is the cable I am after: https://www.aap.co.nz/shop/Tools/USB+D-LINK.html


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  Reply # 1978978 17-Mar-2018 11:30
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I suspect by the way Dlink is mentioned that this is simply a USB to RS232 serial adapter? If so you can pick these up on Trademe for a few bucks.

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  Reply # 1978997 17-Mar-2018 12:24
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dimsim: I suspect by the way Dlink is mentioned that this is simply a USB to RS232 serial adapter? If so you can pick these up on Trademe for a few bucks.

 

No doubt.. It's the proprietary connector and lack of any documentation on the pinout that I suspect is the barrier to just using a generic USB to RSR232 adapter.





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  Reply # 1979006 17-Mar-2018 12:40
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Where are you based? I have one you can borrow if you are in Chch




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  Reply # 1979181 17-Mar-2018 20:29
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Thanks all. Yes it is the proprietary connector and lack of any documentation thats the issue, but I'm in CHC so will drop @Cody64 a PM - thanks in advance.


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  Reply # 1979717 19-Mar-2018 11:30
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dimsim: I suspect by the way Dlink is mentioned that this is simply a USB to RS232 serial adapter? If so you can pick these up on Trademe for a few bucks.

 

You are correct. The adapter is a Simple USB to Serial adapter (TTL, not RS232).

 

The connector's pinout is a little confusing but here it is:

 

1 - Ground
2 - TX
3 - RX
4 - Not Connected
5 - Ground
6 - Ground
7 - Ground
8 - 5V Status? (Pulled up to 5V with 4.7K Resistor)
9 - Board Config? (0Ohm resistor to Ground)
10 - 5V
I may have pins 2 and 3 mixed up, but simple trial and error should get that sorted.


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