8-pin mini-DIN to 9-pin serial (D-sub)
The best way to connect a single Alicat device to a serial port on a computer is by using our MD8DB9 8-pin mini-DIN to 9-pin serial adapter cable (6 ft/1.8m length). This cable directly converts the ground, transmit and receive signals from the 8-pin mini-DIN that is standard on most Alicat instruments to the corresponding pins on a computer’s 9-pin D-sub serial port.
8-pin mini-DIN to USB 2.0
Alicat instruments may be connected to computers USB ports by using our 8-pin to USB conversion cables.These cables transmit serial communications (RS-232 or RS-485) but will not power your Alicat instrument from a computer’s USB port. Your computer may require the installation of a USB device driver