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Data Sheet:

USB to RS232 Extensibility Cable

2022 - 08 - 18

The USB to RS232 Extensibility Cable adds serial connectivity to the R920 Series Ruggedized Router. It is a ruggedized locking cable that allows OBD-II cables, J1939 cables, and other serial devices to be connected to the R920 router.

Basic Pinouts

USB-A CONNECTOR PINOUT: 5 V, D+, D-, GND

DB9 FEMALE CONNECTOR PINOUT

Pin 1

Power +5 V

Not Connected

Pin 2

Data -

Transmit (TX) Output

Pin 3

Data +

Receive (RX) Input

Pin 4

Ground (GND)

Data Set Ready (DSR) Input

Pin 5

Ground (GND)

Pin 6

Data Terminal Ready (DTR) Output

Pin 7

 

Clear to Send (CTS) Input

Pin 8

Request to Send (RTS) Output

Pin 9

Not Connected

DSR/DTR signals are present on the extensibility cable but are not currently support by NetCloud OS.

Notable Features

  • Locking USB-A feature for secure connection to the router with a robust thumb screw
  • DB9/RS232 connection does not require external power
  • Provide OBD-II Support (R920 with OBD-II cable)
  • Enables GPS data transfer through serial interface
  • Allow serial redirect for LTE reporting of data through the serial port

Notice: All specifications subject to change without notice.

Hardware Specifications

The following features are delivered through the hardware.

TECHNOLOGY

Cable Type:

USB-A to RS232
Connector Type: USB-A male to DB9 female
Locking Feature:
  • Screw-Locking USB-A connector on one end
  • RS232 DB9F connector with screw receptacles for locking
DATA TRANSFER
Data Transfer Rate: USB 2.0 up to 480 MB
COMPATABILITY
Supported Routers: R920 Series Ruggedized Router
ENVIRONMENTAL
Temperature:
  • Operating: -30 °C to 70 °C (-22 °F to 158 °F)
  • Storage: -40 °C to 70 °C (-40 °F to 158 °F)
Humidity:
  • Operating: 10% to 90%
  • Storage: 5% to 95%
PHYSICAL
Length: 400 mm (15.75 in)
Weight: 45.35 g (1.6 oz)
CERTIFICATIONS
Safety: UL/cUL/CB 62368-1, CB 60950-1, NCRS, CID2
Materials: RoHS, WEEE, REACH, California Prop 65, Taiwan RoHS
Regulatory: FCC (U.S.), IC (Canada), CE (EU), UKCA (United Kingdom), VCCI (Japan), BSMI (Taiwan), NOM/NYCE (Mexico), RCM (AU/NZ), SABS (South Africa)
Ordering Guide

The USB to RS232 Extensibility Cable is an accessory for Cradlepoint routers. Use of the extensibility cable requires a Cradlepoint R920 Series router that is licensed to a NetCloud Service Plan. 

NetCloud Packages for the USB to RS232 Extensibility Cable 

REGION

DESCRIPTION

PART NUMBER

Worldwide: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, European Union, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam

USB to RS232 Extensibility Cable

170873-000

Support & Warranty

The USB to RS232 Extensibility Cable is only sold as an accessory.All Cradlepoint hardware products are covered by a limited lifetime warranty for as long as they have a subscription license to an active NetCloud Service Plan.