Anyone know where to find data cable?

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Seeker
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Anyone know where to find data cable?

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I've been looking on ebay, and data cables for PCs never seem to come up, only for Macs. Anyone know where I can get a data cable for my Z88 to hookup to my PC? Is it possible via USB?
Thank you.
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Re: Anyone know where to find data cable?

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Hi and welcome,
No, the USB port can't get a RS232 port.
You had to get a NUL modem RS232 cable and get a RS232 to USB converter.

Wiring:
>https://superuser.com/questions/140229/ ... 8-to-my-pc

You had to check the RS232 protocol, and the DATA voltage +12/-12 or TTL...
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… You also can connect the TS pin to the sound input throw a resistor, and decode the wav signal in a wav decoder…
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Re: Anyone know where to find data cable?

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I'm not good at soldering, I was hoping to be able to buy a ready one. But I'll give it a try with a nul modem cable.
Thanks!
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Re: Anyone know where to find data cable?

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You can buy a USB serial cable for Amazon for about £8

Then buy an adapter from www.rakewell.com for about £12 +pp

Or I can make you an adaptor if you cover the costs. DM me if interested.
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