Uniden Serial Cable

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Does anyone know where on the web or in stores i can find a Uniden Serial Cable for a BCT8 to a computer for a cheap price?

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It's generic DB9 Male to DB9 Female serial cable. They are often for sale on Ebay for short money. You can also try electronics stores, but they can be pricey.
 

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I took a closer look at my laptop and realized that this cable wouldn't work. I would need the female side to be a USB connection. Would this work still?
 

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I use a cheapo USB to DB9 adapter cord. (they may make just the adapter w/o cord)

Anyway, it was about 1.99 + 1.50 shipping or so. I got mine off ebay.
 

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One last question it says that the USB to RS232 cable does not supports remote wake up and power management for Windows Vista. Will this be a problem?

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The cable mfg says that or windows?
I don't have vista and really don't know what they mean by pwr mgmt.
If you find one for $5 w shipping and it doesn't work, your out $5 and you may can use the cable elsewhere.
I also use the same adapter cable to tele-port into my tivo's when needed !
 

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On eBay under the description of the item it states that it is not able to work with vista. But i guess ill give it a try and see how it goes thanks alot for the help!!!
 

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I took a closer look at my laptop and realized that this cable wouldn't work. I would need the female side to be a USB connection. Would this work still?
You'll need a serial to USB adapter. Those are available, again for short money, on Ebay. I like the ones that use a FTDI chip set and that's very common. If the Ebay ad doesn't say what kind of chip set it uses, then email the seller before you buy and ask.
 

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i just got one in off ebay 6.50 delivered
it was a rs232/usb works on a bc785d
 

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Ghost post from the past to go "bump" in the day (from 4 months ago)... Hope I'm not violating any rules by doing that, but I am looking for one of these, and have found a few cables on eBay that are Vista compatible, and they are priced very well. I was this close to buying one custom made for a Dell Laptop with a HD-DB-15 VGA serial port. It was going to cost me almost $30.00 to have made. Unbelievable!

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Ghost post from the past to go "bump" in the day (from 4 months ago)... Hope I'm not violating any rules by doing that, but I am looking for one of these, and have found a few cables on eBay that are Vista compatible, and they are priced very well. I was this close to buying one custom made for a Dell Laptop with a HD-DB-15 VGA serial port. It was going to cost me almost $30.00 to have made. Unbelievable!

Erik.
DB-15 VGA is Video - NOT RS232 Serial - two totally different things.

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DB-15 VGA is Video - NOT RS232 Serial - two totally different things.

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Yeah, that occurred to me after almost buying the cable.:lol:

I went to Fry's and bought a DB9 Male - USB, and had to install the driver, but it works like a charm (on both my vista & 7 starter).

Erik.
 
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