as this is new to me I’m struggling to connect the Arduino Ethernet to a USB to serial adapter from “Delock 62406”.
The poor Delock manual says it uses a FTDI FT232 chipset for USB to serial RS-422/485.
The terminal block(breakout board) that came with the Delock 62406 has the following pins:
- T/R+ → 5V ( I measured this with my multimeter)
- RXD+ → 5V ( I measured this with my multimeter)
- NC → 0,4V shouldn’t there be 5V ? ← in the Delock manual Pin.6 is labeled as VCC but no infos on Volts
I tried the following connection:
T/R+ to TX on arduino
T/R- to RX on arduino
GND to ground on arduino
I powered the arduino with external power supply, since VCC/NC on the Delock doesn’t seem to work.
With that setup I get me some strange data(Âÿ0@0øÿ$ÿØ@øpÀðpþÿ°\þÀ?ùüúÿ) on the serial monitor when I press the reset button on the arduino.
Whats also strange is that the Delock 62406 doesn’t work with the latest drivers from FTDI (v 2.08.28)
“http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm”, I get a BOSD
The old drivers that came with the Delock package on a CD seem to work though(v 1.0.2151.0)
The arduino seems to be working. I made myself the parallel programmer(http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/ParallelProgrammer) and successfully programmed the arduino. For example the “webserver server” sketch works.
When I try to upload the bootloader with the arduino software 1.0.3 it says is successfully installed.
Is this a more simple config problem of the USB/serial adapter “port settings” ?
Or is this USB/serial adapter from Delock useless for serial connection to the arduino ethernet?