The USB-RS485 cable is a USB to RS485 levels serial UART
converter cable incorporating FTDI’s
FT232RQ USB to serial UART interface IC device which handles
all the USB signalling and protocols. The cable provides a fast, simple
way to connect devices with a RS485 interface to USB.
Each USB-RS485 cable contains a small internal
electronic circuit board, utilising the
FT232R, which is encapsulated into the
USB connector end of the cable. The integrated electronics also include
the RS485 transceiver plus Tx and Rx LEDs which give a visual indication
of traffic on the cable (if transparent USB connector specified). The
other end of the cable is bare, tinned wire ended connections by
default, but can be customised using different connectors to support
Cables are FCC, CE, RoHS compliant.