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Serial RS232 to TTL Converters

SerialCommTM offers a diverse selection of the highest quality, high performance, RS232 to TTL converter products. Whether you are looking for industrial or commercial grade, port or externally powered TTL converters we have the solution.  All of our RS232/TTL converters come with specially designed terminal blocks.  The superior quality and reliability of our serial to TTL converter products are designed for the most demanding applications. Our communication products provide cost-effective solutions that are safe and reliable for all your data-conversion / device-protection applications for any experienced engineer interfacing to expensive industrial equipment yet simple enough for home use by an amateur hobbyist.

Model TTL-232-5P |  Data Sheet

The SerialComm TTL-232-5P is a high quality, high performance, port-powered RS232 to 5V TTL converter with DB9 or an included terminal block for maximum flexibility.  This converter features ESD and surge protection in a 9 pin format and is enclosed in a resilient housing.  The TTL-232-5P is bi-directional with autosensing auto-turnaround which means it will not only convert from RS232 to TTL but TTL to RS232 with no software drivers or flow control.  Our converters are protected by a 5 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.  300 to 115.2K Baud Operation. Price: $17.95

The SerialComm TTL-232-5IE is a high quality, high performance, industrial-grade port-powered or externally powered RS232 to 5V TTL converter with DB9 or an included terminal block.  This converter features ESD and surge protection in a 9 pin format and is enclosed in a resilient housing.   The TTL-232-5IE is bi-directional with autosensing auto-turnaround which means it will not only convert from RS232 to TTL but TTL to RS232 with no software drivers or flow control.   Our converters are protected by a 5 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.  300 to 115.2K Baud Operation. Price: $18.95

Model TTL-232-33P |  Data Sheet

The SerialComm TTL-232-33P is a high quality, high performance, port-powered RS232 to 3.3V TTL converter with DB9 or an included terminal block for maximum flexibility.  This converter features ESD and surge protection in a 9 pin format and is enclosed in a resilient housing.  The TTL-232-33P is bi-directional with autosensing auto-turnaround which means it will not only convert from RS232 to TTL but TTL to RS232 with no software drivers or flow control.  Our converters are protected by a 5 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.  300 to 115.2K Baud Operation. Price: $17.95

The SerialComm TTL-232-33IE is a high quality, high performance, industrial-grade port-powered or externally powered RS232 to 3.3V TTL converter with DB9 or an included terminal block.  This converter features ESD and surge protection in a 9 pin format and is enclosed in a resilient housing.   The TTL-232-33IE is bi-directional with autosensing auto-turnaround which means it will not only convert from RS232 to TTL but TTL to RS232 with no software drivers or flow control.   Our converters are protected by a 5 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.  300 to 115.2K Baud Operation. Price: $18.95

Model TTL-485-5P |  Data Sheet

The SerialComm TTL-485-5P is a high quality, high performance, externally powered RS485 to 5V TTL converter with DB9 or included two terminal blocks one for RS485 side and the other for the TTL side.  This converter features ESD and surge protection and is enclosed in a resilient housing .  The TTL-485-5P is bi-directional with autosensing auto-turnaround which means it will not only convert from RS485 to 5V TTL but 5V TTL to RS485 with on software drivers or flow control. It can also extend the TTL distance up to 4000 feet (1.2 km).   Our converters are protected by a 5 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.  The TTL-485-5P includes a free 120/220VAC power supply.  300 to 115.2K Baud Operation. Price: $29.95

13 Important Factors in Choosing the Best RS232/RS485 to TTL Converter

  1. How to choose the right signal processor?
  2. What is the difference between 5V and 3.3V TTL converters
  3. Why do terminal blocks make installation simple?
  4. Is optional external power necessary?
  5. Why do our products feature auto-turnaround?
  6. Why our products come with ESD and surge protection?
  7. Do I need commercial, industrial or miltary grade?
  8. Are rugged converters really necessary?
  9. How is quality engineering & standardized product testing important?
  10. Why is reliable brand important?
  11. Importance of 12/7 telephone and live chat support?
  12. Why we do not charge restocking fees?
  13. How free shipping and guaranteed express important?
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1. How to choose the right signal processor?

When it comes to RS232 to TTL converters, the signal conversion processor used is an important factor in selecting a RS232 to TTL converter. Our converters use signal processors by Maxim Semiconductor and Exar Semiconductor, the industry standards in serial signal conversion processing. They are of the highest quality and very reliable due to their signal conversion characteristics. These processors have true to standard RS232C. The TTL interface also produces very strong 5V or 3.3V signals making communication very reliable and flawless. These processors also feature autosensing auto-turnaround eliminating the need for software drivers or flow control.

2. What is the difference between 5V and 3.3V TTL converters?

5V TTL is the standard TTL or Transitor-Transitor Logic signal. 5V TTL produces an actual 5 volt output signal. While 3.3V TTL is typically called low voltage TTL or CMOS and outputs 3.3 volts. The input threshold for the 5V converter is 2.6V while the input threshold input for 3.3V converter is 2.2V.

3. Why do terminal blocks make installation simple?

For RS232/RS485 to TTL adapters an included terminal block is very important. Some converters on the market do not come with them. A terminal block is a screw down wire adapter that attaches to the DB9 serial adapter. It simplifies cable installation to attached cables such as CAT5 or CAT5e without the need to make a custom cable or adapter. Without the terminal block a custom cable needs to be made and that can be time consuming and expensive. Even if you are using the DB9 in your present installation it makes sense to have one for future applications. All of our high quality RS232 to RS485 converters include terminal blocks at no extra charge.

4. Is optional external power necessary?

Most RS232 to TTL converters are port-powered. They derive power from the RS232 TX data signal using a capacitor charge pump. In most applications, especially if you are interfacing the RS232 to a host computer, port-power will work. In a very small percentage of cases where the RS232 port is not capable of port-powering the converter optional external power is helpful. Almost all RS232 ports provide from +/-6V to +/-12V signals where our port-power converters will almost always work. In the case where the signal is less then +/-6V the external power will supplement the powering of the converter. Our RS485 to 5V TTL converter is powered with an included 5V external power adapter. Customers must be wary of claims that converters have external power when they are only 5V test pins causing a potential hazard to the converter and attached devices. All our devices with external power are true external power inputs.

5. Why do our products feature auto-turnaround?

Our RS232/RS485 to TTL converters come with the built-in autosensing auto-turnaround. The start bit of the data is automatically sensed thus changing the direction of the data flow avoiding the possibility of data collisions. This is handled automatically by the signal processor and eliminates the requirement of using software drivers or flow control. This is very important especially for RS485 since it is half duplex meaning it transfers data only in one direction at a time.

6. Why our products come with ESD and surge protection?

Electrostatic or ESD static protection and surge suppression protection is a standard feature on all RS232 to 3.3V and 5V TTL converter products. Our products come with 15KV ESD protection and 600W/sec burst surge protection. These features was tested in the factory lab and during CE and FCC testing by an independent testing facility.

7. Do I need commercial, industrial or miltary grade?

Commercial, industrial and military grades are basically operating temperature range classifications. Commercial grade has a typical temperature range of 32ºF to 158ºF (0ºC to 70ºC). For most indoor (home, lab or server room) applications this is sufficient and extended temperature ranges are not required because these locations are temperature controlled. Industrial and military classified devices have extended temperature ranges. Industrial grade typically has a temperature range from -40ºF to 185ºF (-40ºC to 85ºC) while military grade typically has temperature range from -67ºF to 257ºF (55ºC to -125ºC). Commercial grade verses industrial grade has nothing to do with reliability engineering, vibration or shock susceptibility and other environmental factors. Customers should be leery of misleading claims that because products meet the industrial temperature range they are reliability engineered, rugged, shock resistant, vibration resistant and environmentally superior. Many semiconductor companies use the same die for the different classifications and grade them according to their operating temperature tests. Please with see the associated Wikipedia article for more information on temperature range classifications.

8. Are rugged converters really necessary?

Ruggedized converters are converters that are not susceptible to vibration and shock and must be specially reliability tested for that. Ruggedized converters are not really needed in most applications unless you are in an environment susceptible to vibration and other adverse environmental factors such as off roading, on a boat or a plane. All Serialcomm USB adapters are vibration, free fall, and shock tested as part of our standard product testing. Some of our converters come with two terminal blocks one rugged and the other with 120 ohm selectable jumper. Both terminal blocks are of the highest quality and can be used in any application but SerialComm believes a terminal block with a friction held jumper cannot be ruggedized or vibration resistant and that is why give the customer the option of a terminal block without any friction held jumpers. Any claims that terminal blocks with exposed jumpers are ruggedized and vibration resistant are deceiving.

9. How is quality engineering & standardized product testing important?

Quality engineering and standardized product testing is an important factor to ensure reliability in our converter products. Serialcomm products have an industry proven high reliability rate over 99% and are CE, FCC and RoHS certified. And because of this, we offer a 5 year replacement warranty on our products. As part of our commitment to providing the highest quality and reliable products some of the tests performed on our products include temperature, vibration, free fall, shock, EMI emissions and EMI radiation susceptibility and other environmental tests.

10. Why is reliable brand important?

Serialcomm is an industry proven reliable brand you can trust. Serialcomm has sold to many of the high tech leaders both in the U.S. and abroad. We back all our products with a 30 day money back guarantee and 5 year replacement warranty and we do not charge a restocking fee if product is returned. Serialcomm products are designed with proven engineering techniques with an established quality assurance program. Some companies sell converters from a multitude of Chinese manufactures with all different levels of quality and they do not now how they are designed or tested. Serialcomm offer the highest quality products at wholesale prices.

11. Importance of 12/7 telephone and live chat support?

We offer 24/7 telephone and live chat support as well as email support. Some companies only offer email support. Serialcomm is dedicated to its products and customer support. If you need technical help or have a question you want to be assured you can talk to an engineer/customer/sales support at your schedule without having to wait for an email response that can take days.

12. Why we do not charge restocking fees?

A restocking fee is a handling charge that some companies charge when product is returned. Customers should be careful of companies that charge as high as a 20% restocking fee with the only customer disclosure in their Terms and Conditions statement. At Serialcomm we give you 30 days to decide whether you want to return the product at a full refund without any penalties or additional fees.

13. How free shipping and guaranteed express important?

We offer free shipping on all our products. This is a major savings for our customers. We do not offer a very low price and then add extra charges on the shipping to make up for the low price. We also offer optional expedited services by FEDEX, UPS and DHL. We offer FEDEX express services up to 7:30 PM EST or 4:30 PST which is the most flexible schedule on the market. If you decide to use your courier account we do not add any additional handling charges. We pride ourselves in our track record of getting packages to FEDEX on time.


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