Serial Communication Cables
A little background...
Historically, Optec's products and instruments have used a serial communication protocol to communicate with an external computer. Optec's RS-232 protocol implementation is a 3-wire subset of the official RS-232 specification. However, over the years, it has proven to be quite robust. Our latest cable product is a unique 3-wire RJ-12 to USB direct connect Serial/USB Cable designed especially for the TCF-S, IFW, and Pyxis rotator.
"Null Modem" Serial Cables
The SSP photometer line and Perseus 4-port Instrument Selector each use a standard DB9 connector with standard RX, TX, and GND ports connected. A "Null Modem" serial cable is required to make the connection to a PC's 9-pin DB9 serial port. Available in lengths from 6-ft (2m) to 25-ft (8m) these serial cables feature a female DB9 connector on both end with locking thumbscrews.
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Other Cables and Converters:
Serial and USB/Serial Cables
RJ-12 to USB communications cables for Optec devices.
Control Cables for the TCF-S and IFW
RJ-45 to DB-9 stepper control cables for select Optec devices.