[time-nuts] rs-422 rs-232 to fast ethernet converter

Didier Juges shalimr9 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 13:26:05 EST 2014


There are a number of WiFi to serial modules like the one I use on my Thunderbolt monitor: The Microchip WiFly RN-XV-171. Once configured (typically using a PC), they will present a TCPIP port (TCP or UDP) from which you can get and send data directly to the serial port.

Alternately, you can use Digi XBee modules that work like wireless RS232 isolators. I use the XSC Pro 900 MHz for a number of projects, including data loggers that are out of WiFi range. You can get well over a mile in open space with those. They are limited to 19200 bauds at the most.

Didier KO4BB

On November 22, 2014 4:47:15 PM CST, Graham <planophore at aei.ca> wrote:
>I have been contemplating how I will would like to interface to the 
>KS-23461 devices using rs-422.
>One option is a rs-422 to USB cable. Seems easy enough.
>But another option I keep stumbling across is a rs-422/rs-232 to fast 
>ethernet such as:
>Frankly, I have no first hand knowledge or experience with these 
>devices. First glance suggests that it might just be what I want - easy
>access to the KS-23461 ports through a connection to my local network 
>without having a PC of some sort close by.
>So, any first hand experience with such devices? Good idea or bad?
>cheers, Graham ve3gtc
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