Product ID: ICUSB234858I
Add extra COM ports to your laptop or desktop computer, quickly and easily. This USB to RS232/422/485 serial adapter lets you connect to your serial devices through an external USB port.
The versatile serial adapter converts a single USB port into eight RS232/RS422/RS485 serial ports, enabling you to connect, monitor, and control a wide range of serial devices, such as sensors, barcode scanners, and LED signage. It supports four operating modes, including RS232, RS422, 4-wire and 2-wire RS485.
With its rugged IP30-rated metal hub housing, the serial adapter is built to meet the extreme demands of harsh and mission-critical environments. It provides 15 kV ESD protection, which helps to reduce downtime in industrial environments where communications lines are more prone to noise emissions or sudden spikes in voltage.
The serial adapter offers flexible mounting options, with a built-in wall-mounting bracket and included DIN rail mounting kit. It also features a screw-locking host connection plus a screw-locking USB-B connector on the included USB cable, to prevent accidental disconnections.
The serial adapter is equipped with high-speed UARTs, providing fast data rates of up to 921Kbps in RS232/422/485 operating modes.
The ICUSB234858I is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||8 - External Ports||DB-9 (9 pin, D-Sub)|
|1 - External Ports||USB Type-B (4 pin) USB 2.0|
|USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 55°C (32°F to 131°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 85°C (-4°F to 185°F)|
|Bus Type||USB 2.0|
|Port Style||External Hub|
|Chipset ID||FTDI - FT4232H
Genesys Logic - GL825
|Indicators||8 - LED Indicators||Sets of 4 - port mode|
|1 - LED Indicators||Power|
|Packaging Information||Shipping (Package) Weight||3.4 lb [1.6 kg]|
|Package Length||11.4 in [29 cm]|
|Package Width||7.5 in [19 cm]|
|Package Height||2.6 in [67 mm]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||921.6 Kbps|
|Max Baud Rate||921.6 Kbps|
|Data Bits||7, 8|
|Buffer Size||2 KB|
|Parity||Odd, Even, Mark, Space, None|
|Stop Bits||1, 2|
|Surge Protection||15 kV ESD Surge Protection|
|Product Length||8.6 in [21.9 cm]|
|Product Width||5.0 in [12.8 cm]|
|Product Height||1.0 in [25 mm]|
|Weight of Product||24.3 oz [688 g]|
|Power||Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Input Current||1 A|
|Output Voltage||12V DC|
|Output Current||3.0 A|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||36 W|
|Software||OS Compatibility||Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
macOS 10.9 to 10.15, 11.0
Linux 2.4.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||USB serial hub|
|6 ft. [2 m] USB-B with screw lock to USB-A cable|
|DIN rail kit|
|universal power adapter (NA/JP, UK, EU, ANZ)|
Older applications that use serial communication often use legacy hardware addresses that do not work with PCI, PCIe, or USB to Serial products. We recommend contacting the software provider/support team to check if this is the case.
Use a USB to Serial product that features COM Port Retention. These products will store settings that are unique to the connected device in non-volatile memory, allowing you to retain the desired settings regardless of the USB Port to which the adapter is connected.