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I bought this cable and it arrived today:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230703361988?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_2985wt_1168

I was just wondering will I be able to program any thing with this as when I plugged it in nothing happened? I thought it might of had some sort of usb to serial circuit on it but noting happened. Thank you all very much.
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This cable might do anything but probably almost nothing in an Arduino environment. It gives you RS232 levels (at least it says so) and that's -12/12V. Arduinos use TTL (0/5V) level for serial communication. Most of them have a USB port BTW.
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Check your device manager for a new com port, try a different USB port & computer if possible. If it still wont work, arrange for a relacment from your supplier.
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I have checked device manager and that and nothing! I emailed the guy who I bought it off and he said it wasn't compatible with windows 7. I am pretty sure there is no circuitry involved so it looks like it is going to the wire bin to be used with some thing or another... :L Thank you all for the replies.

Regarding the type of serial it uses, could you direct me to find out more information on what type of standards there are. I am very interested to know information regarding serial communication and it might come in handy later on in life smiley Thank you again! smiley
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