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USB to Serial Adapter


If you have one of the newer Macs with no serial ports and want to direct connect to your host with a serial connection, you will need a USB to serial adapter. We do not sell the adaptors but highly recommand the Keyspan adaptors. You can get these from Keyspan at

"High Speed" USB Serial Adapter
Uses a PC standard 9-Pin serial connector.
This is the least expensive solution since it has just one port and does not require a Mac modem cable.

Keyspan Twin Serial.
A little more expensive but you get two serial ports.
Uses standard Mac modem cable connectors which means you need a Mac modem cable also.

The Keyspan Adapter plugs into your Mac's USB port.
The other end of the whole assembly plugs into a RS232 cable going to your host computer.
Note: the "whole assembly" drawing shows an older style single-port adaptor.