hi, i have connected a RS-232 to RS-485 converter to the RS232 port, and i would like to know if any1 could tell me how to send a byte or signal to it using hyper terminal.. thx~
strandedboy said:hi, i have connected a RS-232 to RS-485 converter to the RS232 port, and i would like to know if any1 could tell me how to send a byte or signal to it using hyper terminal.. thx~
strandedboy said:hmm i do not understand how to send a byte to the converter... in terms of byte do i just type 1 and press enter? and how am i supposed to know if the converter has received the byte/signal? sorry for the trouble..thx
A RS-232 to RS-485 converter is used to convert data signals between two different communication protocols. It allows for the communication and compatibility between devices that use the RS-232 and RS-485 standards.
The converter uses electrical signals and voltage levels to convert data between the RS-232 and RS-485 protocols. It acts as a bridge between devices that use these different standards, translating the data signals to ensure proper communication.
Yes, most converters are bi-directional, meaning they can convert data signals from RS-232 to RS-485 and vice versa. This allows for two-way communication between devices using different protocols.
One limitation is the distance of communication between devices. RS-485 has a longer range than RS-232, so the converter may not be able to extend the range of communication beyond what RS-485 is capable of. Additionally, the converter may introduce some latency in the data transfer process.
Yes, there are other converters available that can convert data between different communication protocols. Some examples include RS-232 to USB converters and RS-485 to Ethernet converters. The choice of converter depends on the specific needs and compatibility of the devices being connected.