usb to serial converter user manual - Discount-Low

usb to serial converter user manual - Discount-Low
MODELS 205146, 205153
& 174947
Thank you for purchasing this MANHATTAN® USB to Serial Converter,
Models 205146, 205153 and174947 (2-port).
Modern computers are often not equipped with RS232 ports, making
the use of legacy peripherals and communication devices more difficult.
The Manhattan USB to Serial Converter, with its serial RS232 port(s),
easily expands a single USB 1.1 port to connect and support serial
modems, barcode scanners, digital cameras, card readers and other
The easy-to-follow instructions in this manual help make installation
of the converter quick and simple, so you’ll also soon be enjoying the
benefits of these additional features:
• Gold-plated contacts and rugged construction provide a reliable
connection between the computer and serial peripherals
• Windows compatible
• Plug and Play
• Hot-swappable
• Lifetime Warranty (For a complete list of country-specific warranties,
go to
System Requirements
• USB 1.1 or 2.0 port
• Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Package Contents
• USB to Serial Converter
• User manual and driver CD
NOTE: The images in this manual represent Windows 7. The
procedures and screen shots for other Windows operating systems are
similar. Some screen images have been modified to fit the format of this
As noted on Page 2, the following Installation procedure is for Win7.
The steps for other operating systems are similar.
1. Before plugging the converter in to the computer, load the included
driver CD and double-click “PL-2303 Driver Installer Program” to
display the Welcome screen of the InstallShield Wizard. Click Next.
2. The Setup Status screen will display to indicate the progress of the
installation. When the InstallShield Wizard Complete screen (below)
displays, click Finish. Note: If you inadvertently connected the
converter to the PC while running the driver installation, unplug it
and re-connect so the system can detect it.
3. With the USB to Serial Converter to the PC USB port. Windows
should detect the driver as “Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port.” Go
to Device Manager and check for the “Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm
Port” device and the COM port number assigned by Windows.
To Uninstall the Driver
1. On your desktop, go to Start / Control Panel / Uninstall a Program
(Add or Remove Progams). Select/highlight “PL-2303 USB-to-Serial”
and click Uninstall (Remove).
2. InstallShield Wizard will then start the maintenance program and
prompt you to choose modify, repair or remove the driver. Click
Remove, then Next to begin the driver uninstall.
3. The InstallShield Wizard will prompt you to confirm the uninstall.
Click Yes to continue.
4. Wait for the InstallShield Wizard to complete the uninstall process.
When the Uninstall Complete screen displays, click Finish to end
the program. Wait a few seconds more until the “PL-2303 USB-to Serial” program is removed from the Control Panel Uninstall (Add
or Remove Programs) program list.
Standards and Certifications
• CE
• USB 1.0
• USB 1.1
• RoHS
• USB port; Type A male
• RS232 port (2 ports for Model 174947); 9-pin male
• Transfer rate: up to 225 kbps
• Bus powered
• Overcurrent protection
• Prolific PL2303 chipset
• Cable length: 45 cm (18 in.)
• Weight: 165 g (5.8 oz.); 225 g (7.9 oz.) for Model 174947
System Requirements
• USB 1.1 or 2.0 port
• Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
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