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USB cable for MD380 ok for other radios?

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guttapercha

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Hi,
I got a pair of Radioddity R2s, wanting to have something super basic to use. I have a cable for a TYT MD380, and I assumed that I would be able to use this cable, but when I plug it in, WIN10 doesn't recognize it.

I downloaded CHIRP and no avail.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

JD
 

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NO.

TYT MD-380 has the USB-serial chip in the radio. Most other radios require it to be built into the cable. So you can't use the MD-380 cable to program any other brand of radio, even if the connector is identical.
 

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NO.

TYT MD-380 has the USB-serial chip in the radio. Most other radios require it to be built into the cable. So you can't use the MD-380 cable to program any other brand of radio, even if the connector is identical.
Thank you for the unequivocal explanation. New cable on order.
 

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Hopefully it's got an FTDI chip, rather than the one of the fake Prolifics with driver issues.
 

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USB chip

I have programmed my MD 380 with Windows XP through Windows 10 64 bit with equal success. The chip does work.
 
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