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Advise on a possible compatible USB<>UART adapter

Ricardo Pinto | visiontech pt 3 years ago in bOS Server updated by Juan Tomasetti 2 years ago 3

Hello everyone,

Hope that everyone's safe.

I'm looking forward to test a certain device, that's supposed to be connected to a RPI under the UART interface (+5v GND RX TX).

As I'm not even risking voiding the warranty of the Jigsaw, I was looking for any kind of USB adapter that would allow me to connect the UART interface of the device, to a USB on the Jigsaw, and therefore try to use the "Basic" device to see if something happens, and try to do the integration.

Most of the adapters I see on the internet refer drivers, etc. I was looking for something more straightforward, as I just want to connect via USB to the Jigsaw.

Any advise? Anyone ever used this kind of adapter on the Jigsaw / Grinder / Whatever?

Best regards

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Hello Ricardo,

in one of our testing environments we used the CP2102 Module USB adapter (possibly this one https://hobbycomponents.com/usb-interface/396-usb-to-uart-serial-interface-module-adaptor) however we didn't try it on a Jigsaw server, we always used it on windows machine, but it should be worth a try.

Best regards.


Hi Ricardo

I have a Jigsaw so I tried connecting up some USB serial devices that I have to hand. Both the FTDI 232 and the Prolific 2303 seem to connect showing as /dev/ttyUSB0 in the Linux device list. The Basic driver shows the device as /dev/serial/by-path/platform-3f980000.usb-usb-0:1.2:1.0-port0 although I haven't tried to use it.

I'm running bOS 4.7.0 on Linux version 5.4.83-5-ARCH. My Jigsaw is four or five years old so out of warranty but still working perfectly!





Thanks guys! I will try to use any of those devices.

If succeeded in the testings, probably I will have another integration available, with an awarded radio technology alarm system (no advertising yet, until a successful test is done). Probably it will take some days until I get the adapter, and the parts needed for the integration.

Best regards