PL-2303 and PL-2303X USB to Serial Adapter User

PL-2303 and PL-2303X USB to Serial Adapter User
PL-2303 and PL-2303X USB to Serial Adapter
User Installation Manual
For Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Release Version 1.1 (1/5/2004)
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. It provides
serial connections up to 1Mbps of data transfer rate. 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
Over 1Mbps data transfer rate
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
Dimensions L x W x H: _________ (mm)
Weight: ____grams (approximate)
System Requirements
Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, or Windows XP operating system
AMD or Intel Pentium 133MHz or better based computer
USB 1.1 or higher port
USB to RS-232 (Serial Port) Cable Adapter
USB to RS-232 Driver Utility Disk
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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 XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows 98 operating systems.
Note: Please take notice of the installation order. First, run the InstallShield wizard,
and then plug in the USB to Serial adapter.
The following steps will show how to install the device under Windows XP. Basically,
the procedures are also somewhat the same for other Windows operating systems.
Power on your computer and boot to Windows.
Run or double-click the InstallShield driver setup program “PL-2303 Driver
Installer.exe”. The InstallShield Wizard will be displayed on your screen to
inform you that the PL-2303 USB-to-Serial driver will be installed on your
computer. Click Next to continue and start the installation.
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Wait until the InstallShield Wizard informs you that driver installation is
successfully installed. 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.
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.
Before Windows installs this, it may prompt you that this device driver has not
yet passed Windows XP Logo compatibility. Click Continue Anyway. Windows
will then start to install the driver for the USB-to-Serial Comm Port.
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Uninstalling the Device Driver
It is easy to uninstall the USB to Serial device driver. You have three selections to
uninstall the PL-2303 driver:
Run the InstallShield Setup “PL-2303 Driver Installer.exe” program again
Run Start Programs PL-2303 USB-Serial Driver Uninstaller
Control Panel Add or Remove Programs PL-2303 USB-to-Serial
The InstallShield Wizard will appear and will let you choose if you want to
reinstall the driver, uninstall the driver or exit the wizard. Select to Uninstall
driver, and then click Next to continue.
When finished, the InstallShield Wizard will prompt you to restart Windows.
Click the Finish button and wait for the system to restart your computer.
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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.
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USB TO Serial Adapter Vista System
Easy User’s Guide
For Windows Vista
A. Installation for Vista PC system
Windows Vista only need install “PL-2303 Vista Driver
<Step 1> Dobule click “PL-2303 Vista Driver Installer.exe” (Refer A1)
<Step 2> Click “Next” (Refer A2)
<Step 3>Accept the terms of the license agreement and click “Next” (Refer A3)
<Step 4> Click “Finish” to complete setup program (Refer A4)
<Step 5>Complete the installation connecting the devices, there will be a pop-up
message, please follow the indications. (Refer A5)
<Step 6>The end.
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