New ProductsNovember 15, 2023

USB-to-Serial Converters

Moxa USB-to-Serial converters optimized for serial port expansion in industrial networks.

Moxa USB-to-Serial converters optimized for serial port expansion in industrial networks.

Legacy serial devices remain commonplace in industrial plants, a situation that is leaving technicians using modern laptops, workstation PCs, or thin clients unable to connect to them for maintenance. Moxa is bringing needed serial port expansion to industrial networks with its UPort 1400-G2 Series of 4-port USB-to-Serial Converters ruggedly engineered for harsh environments.

An essential accessory for computers that do not have a serial port, UPort converters feature a single USB port compatible with the USB 3.2 SuperSpeed standard (5Gbs) plus is backward compatible with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0. The converters’ four serial DB9 ports ensure high-performance connectivity at 921.6 kbps maximum baudrate for fast data transmission. Flow control and the 512-byte on-chip FIFO cache further improve performance.

UPort 1400-G2 converters seamlessly convert the USB host connection to RS-232/422/485 serial protocol signals. All five models that make up the UPort 1400-G2 Series are compatible with legacy serial devices such as sensors, bar code scanners, PLCs, industrial instrumentation, and point-of-sale applications.

Industrial network equipment is frequently exposed to high temperatures, electrical interference, moisture, and vibration. Moxa UPort 1400-G2 converters are safeguarded from the elements within an IP20-rated metal housing. The converters feature a wide temperature range (0° to 60° C or -40° C to 75° C), integrated protection against shock and vibration, double-sided LEDs displaying power, TX, and RX statuses, and 2 kV isolation protection on its serial ports ( “I” models). Moxa UPort 1400-G2 converters also provide the most secure connection between them and the computer thanks to a new latch-and-screw USB lock.