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PL-2303 (Chip Rev H, HX, X) USB to Serial Adapter
Windows Driver Installer Manual
For Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7
Release Version 1.3 (2/4/2010)
Features & Specifications
System Requirements
Installing the Device
Uninstalling the Device
The PL-2303 USB to Serial adapter is your smart and convenient accessory for
connecting RS-232 serial devices to your USB-equipped Windows host computer. It
provides a bridge connection with a standard DB 9-pin male serial port connector in
one end and a standard Type-A USB plug connector on the other end. You simply
attach the serial device onto the serial port of the cable and plug the USB connector
into your PC USB port. It allows a simple and easy way of adding serial connections
to your PC without having to go thru inserting a serial card and traditional port
This USB to Serial adapter is ideal for connecting modems, cellular phones, PDAs,
digital cameras, card readers and other serial devices to your computer. And since
USB does not require any IRQ resource, more devices can be attached to the system
without the previous hassles of device and resource conflicts.
Finally, the PL-2303 USB to Serial adapter is a fully USB Specification compliant
device and therefore supports advanced power management such as suspend and
resume operations as well as remote wakeup. The PL-2303 USB Serial cable adapter
is designed to work on all Windows operating systems.
PL-2303 USB to Serial Adapter Installation Manual
Features & Specifications
Smart USB to RS-232 (DB 9-pin male serial port) interface
Supports various serial devices like modems, PDAs, cellular phones, digital
cameras, card readers, and more.
Easy Plug and Play Installation
Full Compliance with the Universal Serial Bus Specification v1.1
Supports the standard RS-232 Serial Interface
Supports automatic handshake mode
Supports Remote Wake-up and Intelligent Power Management
Provides Dual Buffers for upstream and downstream data transfer
No IRQ resource required
Bus Powered – no separate power supply or battery required
System Requirements
Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or
Windows 7 operating system
AMD or Intel Pentium 133MHz or better based computer
USB 1.1 or higher port
USB-to-Serial Cable Adapter
USB-to-Serial Driver Installer Program
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Installing the Device with InstallShield
This section will guide you on how to install the PL-2303 USB to Serial adapter under
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows
98 operating systems. You can download the latest PL-2303 Driver Installer program
from Prolific support website.
Note: Please take notice of the installation order. First, run the Driver Installer
Program before plugging in the USB to Serial adapter. If you already plug the device
during the driver installation, you need to replug the device again for Windows to
enumerate the device and load the drivers installed.
The following steps will show how to install the device under Windows XP. Basically,
the procedures for Windows XP are also somewhat the same for other Windows
operating systems versions.
Power on your computer and boot to Windows.
Run or double-click the PL-2303 Driver Installer program. The InstallShield
Wizard will be displayed on your screen to inform you that the PL-2303 driver
will be installed on your computer. Click Next to continue and start the
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The PL-2303 Driver Installer program will then start to install the drivers needed.
Click the Finish button to close the InstallShield program. If you have plugged
the cable into the PC while running the setup installation, please unplug and
replug the cable for the system to detect the device.
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Locate the USB port of your computer and plug in the USB to Serial adapter.
Windows should detect the driver as Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port.
Except for beta drivers, most drivers released by Prolific Technology have
passed Windows logo testing and logo digitally signed. You can go to Device
Manager to check for the “Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port” device and the
COM port number assigned by Windows. You can also check the driver version
by right-clicking the “Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port” device and select
Properties and Driver tab.
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Uninstalling the Device Driver
To uninstall the PL-2303 driver, follow the below steps:
Click Start – Settings - Go to Control Panel – Add or Remove Programs. Look for
the “PL-2303 USB-to-Serial” program and click the Remove button.
InstallShield Wizard will then start to run and will prompt you to confirm
uninstallation. Click Yes to begin the driver uninstall.
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Wait for the InstallShield Wizard to complete the uninstall process. When
complete, click Finish to end the program. Wait for some few seconds until the
“PL-2303 USB-to-Serial” program is removed from the Add or Remove Programs
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Information in this document is subject to change without notice. The manufacturer
does not make any representations or warranties (implied or otherwise) regarding
the accuracy and completeness of this document and shall in no event be liable for
any loss of profit or any other commercial damage, including but not limited to
special, incidental, consequential, or other damages.
No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any
means without the express written permission of the manufacturer.
All brand names and product names used in this document are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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