Serial to USB Cable Connectivity Kit for IVP XG-120 and Other Controllers, Connects Serial RS232 to Computer
This cable connectivity kit is needed for transferring data from an Ideal Vacuum XG-120 digital thermocouple gauge controller or any other controller with a serial output to a remote PLC or computer via RS232 serial communication, when the computer does not have a serial port. Most modern machines do not have a built in serial port, but do have a USB port.
This kit consists of a 6 ft. Serial-to-USB cable and null modem adapter (controller sold separately). The cable's DB9 male connector attaches through the null modem adapter onto the back of the controller, which has a DB9 female connector. The USB 2.0 type A connector plugs in to the computer's USB port.
Some controllers may have a DB25 serial interface in which case a DB25-to-DB9 adapter would be required.
Controllers with serial interfaces include:
- IVP XG-120 Thermocouple Gauge Controller P108447, P108370
- Agilent Varian RGC-150 Rough Thermocouple Gauge Controller, P105092
- Agilent XGS-600 Vacuum Gauge Controller, P104122
- Edwards Active Digital Pressure Controller, P107267
- Edwards TIC Instrument Controller, P107177
Our serial-to-USB cable uses the FTDI chipset for ultimate compatibility with virtually all recent Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. Windows has built in drivers for the FTDI chipset.
A variety of free, readily available, RS232 terminal software is available for online download, including PuTTY and TERMITE, which allows you to remotely monitor the output of vacuum pressure readings.
Instructions for connecting and monitoring the XG-120 via RS232 serial communication are located here in the PDF downloads.