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Connecting 2400 to PC via RS232

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Connecting 2400 to PC via RS232

Post by Ochai000 » July 13th, 2011, 3:49 am

I have tried connecting the model 2400 to my PC using an RS232 via a USB to RS232 converter. And there seem to be no connection established. What could be the problem?


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Re: Connecting 2400 to PC via RS232

Post by Nathan S » July 13th, 2011, 5:36 am


We treat an RS-232 to USB converter as a sort of black box. In my previous position at another company, I did run into models or brands that for whatever reason did not work with instrumentation (not just Keithley). At any rate, I'm guessing some sort of software or driver came with the converter, so you need to make sure the cable is meeting the same settings as your 2400, including Baud Rate, Flow Control, Termination Character, etc. And of course, just to be sure, make sure the 2400 is set to RS-232 communication and not GPIB.

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Re: Connecting 2400 to PC via RS232

Post by garrekds » June 7th, 2017, 1:40 am

Sorry to reopen this thread, but would anyone happen to know these settings for connecting the 2400 via RS-232 to USB 2.0 or 3.0 mentioned above?


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