I found this adapter, they ship free to Sweden without having to pay $40 odd dollars like many on Ebay and Amazon. Being pl2303 I guess that it should work with Linux, like my original cable above. Does this look like the correct type?
http://www.miniinthebox.com/pl2303-usb- … mrv8P8HAQ#
PL2303 USB To RS232 TTL Converter Adapter Module
1, All kinds of satellites set-top box upgrade
2, Router,HDD,ADSL,broad band modem firmware upgrade or cracked upgrade
3,cellphone,XBOX360,GPS serial communication,vehicle inspection and test,DVD flash and so on
4,Burn write STC MCU,NXP MCU,renesas MCU,NEC MCU and so on
5, Simple UART communication,commonly used UART debugging tools in supper terminal
6, USB signal transferred to TTL signal,may be used by electronic enthusiasts
1, Adopt imported controller PL2303HX,which can stabilize the flash with high speed
2,500mA self recovery fuse for protection
3,Two data transmission indicator can monitor data transfer status in real time
4, Reserve 3.3V and 5V pin interface,easy for the DDWRT of different voltage system that need power
5, The entire board is coated by high quality transparent heat-shrinkable sleeve,making the PCB in insulation state from outside,
so that the board won't burnt down by material short cut.
6, Electrostatic package,insures the board will not be damaged before use
7,Support WIN7 system ,not support WIN8!
Alternatively they have this one, and use it with my current USB to RS232 cable (which is definitely working on my Linux install)
http://www.miniinthebox.com/max3232-rs2 … rm=126.96.36.199
MAX3232 RS232 Serial Port To TTL Converter Module DB9 Connector
China model MAX3232CSE
Voltage: 3V to 5V
Maximum baud: 150kbps, not recommended higher value
Support for USB power and external power, with power, receive, three indicator light
Manual welding SMT production
Size: 31mm * 22mm (the dimensions do not include seat DB9)
Anyway, thoughts are welcome.
(I also found this Adafruit cable, which is PL2303)
(Last edited by Xotic750 on 9 Apr 2016, 03:24)