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RS-232 to 3V/5V Logic Level Translator Kit

This item is a kit.

Assembly required. Requires soldering.

This is a simple soldering project but assumes some soldering experience.

Equipment needed is:

  • a) Soldering iron intended for electronic assembly.
  • b) Solder can be leaded or lead free; however, do not use acid core solder
  • c) Wire cutters and needle nose pliers
  • d) A clean well lit workspace
  • e) A magnifying glass

  • Item Number: FRN-RS232LS-KIT
    Price: us$14.95
    Shipping:  USA us$5.25 S/H Inside USA
    INTL (us$15.00 S/H Outside USA)

    Designed by Ferndale Labs.

    This board will translate UART logic signals from 3V to 5.5V to EIA/TIA-232 and V.28/V.24 specification. Output transmit levels are ħ5V and receive levels can up to ħ20V. Maximum data rate is 460kbps. It requires 3V to 5.5V to operate at 3mA no load and 12mA with a maximum 3KΩ load. The board will translate both transmit and receive signals plus hardware handshake CTS/RTS signals. It can be a RS232 DTE (data terminal equipment) like a computer using a DE-9 pin male connector or a RS232 DCE (Data circuit-terminating equipment) like a modem using a DE-9 pin female connector. It can also snoop both transmit and receive as an inline device. It has individual LEDs to monitor activity on the RS232 transmit and receive lines.

    Adobe PDF File RS-232 to 3V/5V Logic Level Translator - User Manual - Assembly Guide
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