Re: RS-232 to USB A cable KD8DZ

Ken Talbott

The obsoleted Prolific XA and HXA devices work well, but require extra effort. The devices were declared end-of-life and the driver support was removed because of widespread piracy of the hardware. How to:

If you can't find the driver, I will try to help. BTW, I don't think the Prolific PL2303 HXB is affected, just the XA and HXA.

Finally, I operate a humanitarian Prolific rescue. If anyone wants to scrap the cables I'll pay shipping.

GL de ken ke4rg

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Scott Small AD6YT
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:04 PM
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] RS-232 to USB A cable KD8DZ

"Prolific"=pain, in my experience

TrippLite high speed using ftdi chipset will be least pain on a mac, fwiw.
Trying to recall the other name for it pre/post buyout.


On Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 7:00 PM Carl Moreschi <n4py3@...> wrote:

No the preferred chipset is FTDI.

Carl Moreschi N4PY
58 Hogwood Rd
Louisburg, NC 27549

On 10/31/2019 1:46 PM, Michael Mickelson wrote:
Is the preferred chip set the Prolific PL2303 HXB for this cable?

de mike kd8dz

Michael Mickelson
J. Reid Anderson Professor of Physics and Astronomy, emeritus
Denison University
740-587-0687 H
740-644-1238 M

Scott Small

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