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8-Port USB-to-Serial Adapter Hub

Convert a single USB port into eight serial ports, and connect multiple hubs together for a scalable solution

Product ID: ICUSB23208FD

  • Gain eight RS232 serial port interfaces through a single USB port
  • Connect multiple hubs together through daisy chain functionality
  • 921.6Kbps baud rate per port
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  • Rack-mountable design with durable all-metal chassis
  • Extended operating temperature range: -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
  • 256-byte transmit, 128-byte receive FIFO
  • COM port retention
317,99 € EUR exc VAT
397,49 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

This 8-port USB-to-serial adapter hub provides an easy and cost-efficient way to add RS232 serial capability to your industrial setting. It features a sturdy, rack-mountable chassis, and supports daisy chaining, so you can connect multiple hubs together to increase your serial device port count.

A scalable solution for changing needs

This rack-mountable USB serial hub (FTDI) lets you add eight serial ports (RS232), with full control from your desktop or laptop computer system using a single USB port. The daisy-chain function gives you a cost-effective and scalable way to increase your serial port count and expand as your needs grow, without investing in a more expensive serial hub.

Providing full control of your serial components from a single device, the USB serial hub is ideal for a multitude of applications including industrial automation, self-serve automated kiosks, and monitoring of cameras and security systems.

Built-in convenience

The hub features COM port retention, which retains the assigned serial COM port values. This ensures that the same values are automatically re-assigned to the port provided by the adapter, in the event it is disconnected and re-connected to the host computer.

The hub features a reliable FTDI USB-to-serial chipset, which provides easy installation into a broad range of operating systems.

Meets the demands of industrial environments

With its all-metal chassis, this rugged, rack-mountable hub fits into standard 19-inch server storage racks to provide an efficient industrial serial solution. It supports an extended operating temperature range of -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F), ensuring reliable performance even in the harshest environments. The USB-serial hub includes both an AC adapter and terminal block power, providing versatile power options.

The ICUSB23208FD is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Ideal for industrial automation on factory and manufacturing floors

Provides full control of your server room serial components from a single device

Control and monitoring of surveillance and security cameras and systems

Self-service automated machines and kiosks (grocery, airport) to control serial devices such as scales, touchscreens, magnetic-card readers, barcode scanners, receipt printers, label printers

POS control of keyboards, cash drawers, receipt printers, card readers and card swipes, scales, and elevated displays on poles

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

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 2.0
Chipset ID FTDI - FT4232
Interface Serial
Port Style External Hub
Ports 8
Performance
Data Bits 7, 8
FIFO 256 Bytes
Max Baud Rate 921.6 Kbps
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps
Parity Odd, Even, Mark, Space, None
Serial Protocol RS-232
Stop Bits 1, 2
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - USB B (4 pin) Female
8 - DB-9 (9 pin, D-Sub) Male
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® CE (4.2, 5.0, 6.0), XP Embedded, 98SE, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS® 10.6 to 10.14
Linux 2.4.x to 4.9.x LTS Versions only
Indicators
LED Indicators 8 - Data Transmit
8 - Data Receive
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Current 1.5 A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 3 A
Output Voltage 12 DC
Plug Type B
Power Consumption (In Watts) 36
Environmental
Humidity 20~80% RH (Non-condensing)
Operating Temperature -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
Storage Temperature -65°C to 150°C (-85°F to 302°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 900 mm [35.4 in]
Color Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum
Product Height 45 mm [1.8 in]
Product Length 430 mm [16.9 in]
Product Weight 1.4 kg [3 lb]
Product Width 120 mm [4.7 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 2.1 kg [4.6 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 8-port USB to RS232 hub
1 - 18 in. [46 mm] USB 2.0 cable
2 - rack-mounting brackets
8 - rack-mounting screws
2 - DIN-rail mounting brackets
4 - DIN-rail mounting screws
4 - washers
4 - nuts
1 - universal power adapter (NA/JP, UK, EU, ANZ)
1 - driver CD
1 - terminal block plug
1 - quick-start guide

Compatibility

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Windows® CE (4.2, 5.0, 6.0), XP Embedded, 98SE, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS® 10.6 to 10.14
Linux 2.4.x to 4.9.x LTS Versions only

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