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1 Port PCI RS232 Powered Serial Adapter Card

Add a powered RS232 Serial port through a PCI expansion slot

Product ID: PCI1S650PW

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  • Adds 1 RS-232 Powered serial port
  • Broad operating system compatibility, including DOS®, CE/Embedded, and 32/64-bit editions of Microsoft Windows®
  • Works in both 3.3 and 5V PCI/PCI-X slots

The PCI1S650PW 1 Port PCI RS232 Powered Serial Adapter Card offers an easy way to add self-powered serial devices to your computer, POS solution, or manufacturing application.

The adapter provides a high-performance serial port that can be configured to deliver 5 or 12 volts of power to compatible devices, and for additional flexibility, this card can be used in PCI (5 volt) or PCI-X (3.3 volt) expansion slots and supports both Windows® (including 64-bit editions) and Linux environments.

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

Applications

  • Perfect for adding barcode scanners, card readers, and other similar devices to POS, manufacturing, and industrial solutions.
  • Reduce clutter and the need for extra power connections by using self-powered serial devices.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Data transfer rates of up to 921 Kbps for peak serial device performance
  • Broad operating system compatibility including DOS®, CE/Embedded, and 32/64-bit editions of Microsoft Windows® for easy integration into mixed environments
  • Includes both standard and low profile/half-height brackets, which makes this the perfect card for any application, including small form factor embedded applications

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030812726

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
Windows® 8 (32/64), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64), XP Embedded, POS Ready 2009, Embedded System 2009, CE 6.0/5.0, ME, NT, 98SE, 95, DOS
Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2, 2003 (32/64)
Linux

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty Lifetime
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V, 32-bit)
1 - Internal Ports SP4 (4 pin, Small Drive Power)
1 - External Ports DB-9 (9 pin, D-Sub)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 85°C (-4°F to 185°F)
Humidity 5~95% RH
Hardware Ports 1
Interface Serial
Bus Type PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Port Style Integrated on Card
Chipset ID Sunix - SUN1889
Packaging Information Package Length 8.3 in [21 cm]
Package Width 1.6 in [40 mm]
Package Height 5.6 in [14.2 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 6.0 oz [170 g]
Performance Serial Protocol RS-232
Max Baud Rate 115.2 Kbps
FIFO 32 Bytes
Physical Characteristics Product Length 4.7 in [12 cm]
Product Width 0.7 in [17 mm]
Product Height 2.0 in [50 mm]
Weight of Product 1.8 oz [50 g]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 8 (32/64), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64), XP Embedded, POS Ready 2009, Embedded System 2009, CE 6.0/5.0, ME, NT, 98SE, 95, DOS
Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2, 2003 (32/64)
Linux
Microsoft WHQL Certified Yes
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available PCI or PCI-X slot (full size or low profile)
IBM-compatible computer
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package PCI1S650PW serial card
Low-profile backet
Installation CD
Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a serial device, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Serial cables

  • Serial ports

  • Serial devices

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the serial cable, serial port, and serial device in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different serial cable, serial port, and serial device in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the serial ports and serial device, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open Device Manager. Check to see if your device is listed under Ports (COM & LPT).

  • Make sure that the COM port number is the correct number for the serial device and that the software being used to connect the computer to the serial device uses the correct COM port number. 

  • If the device is listed with an error, follow the instructions on the website to reinstall the drivers.

Note: Some serial devices work only if the COM port number is between a certain range. For example, COM1 to COM4.

To check whether or not an RS-232 serial port is working, perform an RS-232 loopback test by doing the following:

  1. If your serial port is not female, convert it by taking a female/female cable or gender changer and plugging it into the serial port.
  2. Take a metal paperclip or wire and cross pins 2 and 3. If you look closely at the female end, the pins should be numbered.
  3. Open a telnet session on the COM port number of the device that you are testing. To find out the COM port number, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/com-port-listing-windows.

Note: To open a telnet session on the COM port, you need a telnet client like PuTTY or Hyper Terminal. Windows XP comes with Hyper Terminal.

  1. When the session is open, anything you type into it you should see. The loopback test fails when you cannot see what you are typing.

If the loopback test fails, make sure that the serial cable or gender changer that you are using works and that the adapter is in the correct port. 

You can check multiple ports at the same time by opening multiple sessions, putting the loopback adapter on one port, and trying to type into each session.  When you can see what you are typing, you know that the COM port is working and you can see which port number the physical serial port is. Close the window for the port that you just tested to speed up the testing of the remaining serial ports.

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How To

To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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