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Data Sheet:

USB to RS232 Extensibility Cable

2023 - 03 - 07

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 router.

Notable Benefits

  • 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.

Basic Pinouts

USB-A PINS

DESCRIPTION

1

Power +5 V

2

Data -

3

Data +

4

Ground (GND)

RS232 (DB9) PINS

DESCRIPTION

1

Not connected

2

Transmit (TX) Output

3

Receive (RX) Input

4

Data Set Ready (DSR) Input

5

Ground (GND)

6

Data Terminal Ready (DTR) Output

7

Clear to Send (CTS) Input

8

Request to Send (RTS) Output

9

Not connected

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

RS232 (DB9)

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 Mbps

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, NRCS, 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 compatible Cradlepoint 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.

More Information

Find the most up-to-date information at cradlepoint.com/product/accessories/usb-rs232-extensibility-cable/