If you're responsible for keeping Rockwell Automation devices up and running, and some of them require a serial connection, you can't go wrong with the 9300-USBS.
While it's a little pricey for a USB to Serial converter, it is guaranteed to work with all your Rockwell serial cables, and supports the “auto-configure” feature of RSLinx as well.
So if you do decide to buy a USBS, what will you get in the box? That's what we'll show you in today's article.
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Handy carrying case
The first item you'll find when you open the USBS's box is a handy black pouch to carry the all of the other item's you receive when you buy a USBS:
Next you'll find the 9300-USBS itself:
Note: On its side you'll see the catalog number and version:
Also in the box you'll find a matching USB cable:
Next is a driver disk with Drivers for common Windows platforms.
Note: When I installed the USBS on Windows 7 64 bit, I had to open device manager and browse this disc manually to install the drivers.
Quick Setup Card:
The Final item in the box is a quick setup card with a cable guide on one side, and RSLinx settings on the other.
Learn more in the below episode of The Automation Minute:
I hope the above information and pictures about what you'll find inside the 9300-USBS box is helpful.
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