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I just got a MaxSerial and a USB to Serial converter from spiffie.org. I am trying to connect  the USB to Serial converter to the board RS232 connector. I figured RX is pin 2, TX is pin 3, 5 is gnd. Does the power from the converter go to pin 4 of MaxSerial connector?


not certain on this, but I don't think you need to pass power from the serial interface to the board. You do need to power the board on its own while programming it.


The spiffie usb/serial converter should be able to power the board just fine.  you'll need all 4 pins, though: even if you don't power it with the adapter, you certainly need the common ground to comminucate.



Hopefully a picture will help:

Basically, just plug the USB-TTL board into pins 0 and 1 of the MaxSerial, then connect the ground points. You'll need to power the board externally somehow.

Sorry for the late response, I've been away all weekend.
iDuino - MaxSerial - [url=http://spi


Thank you. Just to let everyone know I am very satisfied with spiffed's product. His stuff is great, I was a bit clueless.

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