9300-USBS USB cableIf 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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9300-USBS Unboxing:

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:

9300-USBS Bag


9300-USBS

Next you'll find the 9300-USBS itself:

9300-USBSNote: On its side you'll see the catalog number and version:

9300-USBS Version

USB Cable:

Also in the box you'll find a matching USB cable:

9300-USBS USB cable

9300-USBS USB cable


Driver Disc:

Next is a driver disk with Drivers for common Windows platforms.

9300-USBS Install DiskNote: 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.

9300-USBS Setup Card 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.

If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to leave them below using the “post a comment or question” link below.

Sincerely,

Shawn Tierney
Automation Instructor and Blogger

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