StarTech.com

2 Port Industrial PCI Express (PCIe) RS232 Serial Card w/ Power Output and ESD Protection

Add two high speed, ESD-Protected RS232 ports, with 5V or 12V selectable power output through a PCI Express slot

Product ID: PEX2S553S

  • 921.6 Kbps max baud rate
  • 15KV ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) Surge Protection
  • Jumper-selected 5V or 12V power output on Pin 1 and/or Pin 9
View More
  • Extended operating temperature range (-30°C to 75°C)
  • Standard profile bracket installed, low profile included
  • 256 Byte FIFO per transmitter and receiver
  • PCI Express Base Specification 2.0 Compliant (backward compatible with 1.0a/1.1)
$42.99 USD
In stock with partners:
Where To Buy

Volume Order?
Request a quote

Reseller Pricing:
Create an Account

Overview

The PEX2S553S 2-Port PCI Express Serial Card lets you add two ESD-Protected RS232 ports with 5V or 12V selectable power output, through a PCI Express slot.

Ideal for industrial environments, this 2-port serial card offers built-in 15KV ESD-protection which helps prevent damage to connected devices in the event of line surges and electro-static discharge. An extended operating temperature range (-30°C to 75°C) also helps to ensure performance in harsh environments.

For devices that require additional power, this serial controller has a jumper-selectable 5V or 12V power output option (pin 1 and/or pin 9), through an LP4 connection to your power supply. For added flexibility, the power output can be enabled or disabled on a per-port basis so you choose which port(s) supply power.

This versatile RS232 card supports high-speed serial data rates up to 921.6 Kbps, and is compliant with PCIe Gen 2.0 specifications for added bandwidth. To maximize installation options, the 2-port card is equipped with a standard profile bracket and includes an optional low-profile/half-height bracket for installation in small form factor computers.

Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Protect your system from damage with integrated ESD Protection
  • Communicate efficiently with connected devices with high-speed 921Kbps support
  • Power connected serial devices on pin 1 and/or pin 9 with flexible per-port power output settings

Applications

Industrial machine monitoring/control on an assembly line or in a production environment

POS retail applications in grocery stores or any other retail store to control keyboards, cash drawers, receipt printers, card readers/card swipes, scales, and elevated displays on poles

Bank teller workstations in either full profile or low profile versions to control their serial devices such as cash drawers, card readers / card swipes, printers, keypads / pinpads, pen pads

Self-service automated machines and kiosks to control serial devices such as scales, touchscreens, magnetic card readers, bar code scanners, receipt printers, label printers

Used to control multiple surveillance / security cameras in a parking structure, office building, etc.

ATM (Automated Teller Machine) installation for controlling keypads, receipt printers, card readers / card swipes, touchscreen LCD's, camera controls, etc.

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty Lifetime
Hardware
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID Exar - XR17V352
Industry Standards PCI Express Base Specification 2.0
Interface Serial
Port Style Integrated on Card
Ports 2
Performance
Data Bits 5, 6, 7, 8
FIFO 256 Bytes
Flow Control None, Xon/Xoff, RTS/CTS, DTR/DSR
Max Baud Rate 921.6 Kbps
Parity Even, Odd, Mark, Space, None
Serial Protocol RS-232
Stop Bits 1, 1.5, 2
Surge Protection 15KV ESD
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x1 Male
External Ports 2 - DB-9 (9 pin, D-Sub) Male
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012
Linux 2.6.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Available PCI Express slot
Available LP4 power supply connector (if additional power is required for connected devices)
Environmental
Humidity 5~95% RH (Non-Condensing)
Operating Temperature -30°C to 75°C (-22°F to 167°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 3.9 in [98 mm]
Product Length 4.8 in [121 mm]
Product Weight 2.1 oz [59 g]
Product Width 0.7 in [18 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 6 oz [171 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - PCI Express Serial Card
2 - Low Profile Brackets
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

View full OS compatibility
Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012
Linux 2.6.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only

Certifications

Related Products

4 Port PCI Express (PCIe) RS232 Serial Card w/ Power Output and ESD Protection
PEX4S553S
4 Port PCI Express (PCIe) RS232 Serial Card w/ Power Output and ESD Protection

Add four ESD-Protected RS232 ports, with 5V or 12V selectable power output through a PCI Express slot

$150.99
4 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card Adapter with Power Output
PCI4S954PW
4 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card Adapter with Power Output

Add 4 RS232 serial ports with 5V or 12V selectable power output to your computer, through a PCI slot

$123.99
156+ In stock In stock
US: 152 | CA: 4
In stock Learn More
4 Port PCI Express PCIe Serial Combo Card - 2 x RS232 2 x RS422 / RS485
PEX4S232485
4 Port PCI Express PCIe Serial Combo Card - 2 x RS232 2 x RS422 / RS485

Add two RS232, and two RS422/485 serial ports to your PC through a PCI-Express expansion slot

$156.99
61+ In stock In stock
US: 61 | CA: 0
In stock
4 Port USB to DB9 RS232 Serial Adapter Hub – Industrial DIN Rail and Wall Mountable
ICUSB2324I
4 Port USB to DB9 RS232 Serial Adapter Hub – Industrial DIN Rail and Wall Mountable

Add 4 DIN Rail-mountable RS232 Serial ports to any system through USB

$115.99
1016+ In stock In stock
US: 987 | CA: 29
In stock Learn More
2 Port RS232/422/485 PCI Serial Adapter Card w/ ESD Protection
PCI2S232485I
2 Port RS232/422/485 PCI Serial Adapter Card w/ ESD Protection

Control and communicate with two serial devices even with mixed RS-232 & 485 protocols

$150.99
77+ In stock In stock
US: 71 | CA: 6
In stock Learn More

Accessories

2 Port Industrial PCI Express (PCIe) RS232 Serial Card w/ Power Output and ESD Protection

Customer Reviews

2.5 (2 reviews)
2.5 out of 5 stars
Quality of Product
2.5
Tell us what you think of this product.


Need a little help getting started? Check out our review guidelines.

1 - 2 of 2 Reviews

(1 star) No current Linux Support

By:
Only support up to ancient kernel 3.5! Current kernel of Debian 7 LTS version 3.16 isn't supported. So statement for support of kernels up to version 4.4 is wrong.
Comment Helpful? Yes - 0 No - 0 Report

(4 stars) Solves a problem...

By:
Being a Ham Radio Operator a lot of the devices we use require a serial port. Many of the USB to Serial adaptors just don't work very well. It was nice to have found this card on Amazon.com. Not only is it nicely priced but works very well. Only problem I see is that Windows 7 does not automatically recognize the card so you have to install the included drivers. Once the drivers are installed the card works great and the drivers give a nice range of options to customize for your system. I would have gave 5 Stars if Windows would have detected it and went out and fetched the drivers. All in all I say if you need serial ports I would recommend it.
Quality of Product (5/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 1 No - 0 Report