How to setup the IDC10 cable
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How to Prepare the IDC10 to DB9 Cable for use it with a USB232 Serial Conversor on IGEPv2-RC Series
Check your DB9-to-Flat Cable
The IDC10 to DB9 Cable looks like a DB9-to-Flat spare Cable from a Personal PC but is different.
If you have a DB9-to-Flat spare Cable from a Personal PC, you have to consider that it has pin-to pin connection and that this doesn't correspond to the IGEP (J960) serial connector. In this case you have to modify your DB9-to-Flat spare Cable in order to use only pins 2,3,5
pin DC9 - pin IGEP (J960)
2 - 2 3 - 3 5 - 5
- IDC10 to DB9 Cable.
- IGEPv2 Hardware Reference Manual.
The first step it's to separate the wires 5 and 6 for it you should start count from the red mark (the red mark it's the first, wire = 1) you should count 5 wires then you should do a cut between wires 5 and 6.
This is the result for the cut between wire 5 and 6.
Now you must cut the unnecessary wires (wires 6 to 10).
And the final result.
Now you're ready for test the result:
Serial Port Setup
You can use minicom, putty or several programs for connect to the debug serial port .
If your terminal not prints out text check the pinouts of your serial cable. In most cases you need a 'null modem cable'.